Ben has a new speech therapist who provides services at his preschool. Today we got the first of her weekly therapy reports. I have no intention of inflicting them on you every week, but I figured this first one might give you a sense of what she does. He gets pull-out/push-in speech for thirty minutes three times a week.
1a. Benjamin will auditorily discriminate the target sound from an error sound 8 out of 10 trials.
1b. Benjamin will produce target phonemes in isolation with prompts with 80% accuracy.
1c. Benjamin will produce target phonemes in imitation of clinician in all positions of words with 75% accuracy.
2a. Benjamin will be taught through models and imitate self-advocacy strategies 4 out of 5 trials.
2b. Benjamin will use self-advocacy strategies to strengthen hearing accuracy in noisy environments 3 times in a 30 minute period with cues as necessary.
2c. Benjamin will use self-advocacy strategies to strengthen attention to questions, directions, and conversation in noisy environments 3 times in a 30 minute period with moderate cues.
9/28/10 @10:30: Today we pushed into shelf work. He was able to use such strategies as stopping what he was doing and listening to the teachers' directions. He benefited from me saying "Stop, look and listen." He's starting to become more comfortable with his classmates. Ben was interacting, asking questions while a few of us played store.
9/29/10 @8:30: Today I pushed into yoga. Ben was able to independently transition in between activities. He had no difficulty attending during circle while there was background noise (ex. teachers leaving the classroom, classmates talking).
10/01/10 @10:30: Today I took Ben out of the classroom to work on our /f/ sound. We had fun finding /f/ pictures and objects in my magic bag. He's doing a nice job at both imitating me with the /f/ sound in isolation and at the word level. He loved looking at the headphones that I brought in.
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