Music Expectations

1 Respect.
2 Participate.
3 Use your head.

Performance Schedule

We are performing this year.

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Classroom Page

 

What does a speech disability impact?
 
A speech disability may impact: reading decoding, reading fluency, spelling, social relationships, public speaking, and clear communication with peers and adults.
 
What can I do to help?
  1. Provide friendly reminders to use “best speech” when appropriate.
  2. Practice using names or other common day-to-day vocabulary with best speech sounds.
  3. Set aside small amounts of time each day to practice (for example: before dinner or while riding in the car.)
  4. Read together and search for targeted speech sounds in pictures and text.
  5. Make speech practice fun!

 

What does a voice disability impact?
 
A voice disability may impact: communicating clearly with peers and adults, confidence, social relationships, discussion participation, and public speaking.
 
 
What can I do to help?
 
  1. Allow the child frequent drink breaks.
  2. Limit situations where the student must speak for prolonged periods of time.
  3. Discourage loud voices.
  4. Communicate with the child in regards to their specific needs.

 

What does a language disability impact?

A language disability may impact: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, written expression, understanding and using new vocabulary, story problems, multiple step processes, conversational skills, understanding social rules, and building social relationships.

 

What can I do to help at home?
  1. Play board games.  This is a wonderful way to develop listening skills and problem solving.
  2. Talk about categories.
    1. Pizza, ice cream, and french fries are all the same because they are ____________ ? (foods)
    2. How many pets can you think of?
    3. Bus, pig, airplane, and truck.  Which one doesn't fit?
  3. Talk about object function.
    1. What do you do with scissors?
    2. Tell me something you use for coloring. 
  4. Describe how objects look and feel.
  5. Read together.
    1. Look at the pictures and tell your own story.
    2. Make predictions throughout the story.
    3. Talk about the characters and setting.
    4. Identify the problem and solution.
    5. Think of a new title for the story.
    6. Look for new or unfamiliar words.
  6. Help students build social relationships.
  7. Shorten directions or provide visual support for steps.
  8. Never assume humor, sarcasm, or non-verbal cues are understood.

 

 

What does a stuttering disability impact?
 
A stuttering (fluency) disability may impact: communicating clearly with peers and adults, confidence, social relationships, discussion participation, and public speaking.
 
What can I do to help?
  1. Don't tell the child to slow down or "relax."
  2. Don't complete words or sentences for the child or talk for him or her.
  3. Model taking turns talking and listening.
  4. Speak with the child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently.
  5. Convey that you are listening to the content of the message, not how it was said.

Be sure to check out the Stuttering Foundation Link!