ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Angelia Daniel, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist currently working in the public school system. Angelia has broad experience as a speech-language pathologist serving school-aged children and is particularly interested in childhood language, vocabulary, and pragmatic skills.
The Functional Language at School and Home books are designed to assist children with delayed language development gain and use functional vocabulary to strengthen their receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills.
This series provides pictures, visual supports, and tangible objects useful for face-to-face instruction, virtual learning, and home instruction/carryover.
Due to each book’s repetitive nature, this series is ideal in conjunction with a communication device that allows nonverbal children to participate in all activities generated from the stories. The teacher, therapist, or parent may program individual vocabulary words, concepts, or requests into the student’s/child’s communication device. The series provides children with the opportunity to practice considerable language skills, including but not limited to, labeling functional objects, requesting, categorizing, and answering questions.
Review the vocabulary in the story before reading the story. Match the enclosed Velcro pictures to the pictures in the story. If the student/child uses a communication device, pre-record the vocabulary words/phrases into the device.