SpeechTX

Communication

Content

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Content is the meaning of the message.
  • It is also referred to as semantics. Content is transmitted with symbol systems (sign language, picture representations, icons, writing or speech).
  • Content reflects the concepts and ideas that we have available in our knowledge bank. A small vocabulary results in limited communication. Teach content to build vocabulary,concepts and increase the knowledge bank.
  • Teaching Content
  • Learning language visually is the best way to teach.
  • Start is with activities that are three dimensional. Children who need lots of hands on practice will benefit the most. Activities can be designed using common objects that can be inexpensively purchased at discount stores.
Example of learning big and little
Put large and small items in a container. Teach the child to sort big and little. If the child is nonverbal, add a linguistic respresentation (picture) to the written word.
big and little task

Put large and small items in a container. Teach the child to sort big and little. If the child is nonverbal, add a linguistic respresentation (picture) to the written word.

Here is another sorting task to teach big and little using big crayons and little crayons.
big and little task
You can visually teach language using pictures

Here are few examples that you can download.
find red worksheet
find behind worksheet

More downloads:
Outside and Inside
Hot and Cold
Rhyming Match
Go Together Match
More at
PatrickEcker.org