Speech Therapy -> Expressive Language -> Semantics

Semantics

The study of meaning of language and how words work together. This includes things such as multiple words that have the same meaning, but are used in different pragmatic situations.

Resources

  • Scaffolding Writing preview

    Scaffolding Writing

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Scaffolding writing with starter sentences is a tool to help learners achieve independence. Writing is broken down into smaller steps, with examples, clues, prompts, and reminders. 2 slides.

  • Hunter's Full Moon In October preview

    Hunter's Full Moon In October

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Easy Reading Resource. Language Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource.

    Includes activity list
  • Create a Scene - Camping preview

    Create a Scene - Camping

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting shapes, putting in a scene, and building language.

    Includes activity list
  • Story Dice For Language Building and Writing Prompts, Wh- Question Dice preview

    Story Dice For Language Building and Writing Prompts, Wh- Question Dice

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Story dice are a fun way to elicit speech, language and writing samples and to target goals in therapy or in centers! Dice include engaging images for writing prompts and conversational starters. T...

Goal Bank

  • Justin will formulate complete, semantically and grammatically correct spoken phonemes of increasing length and complexity using given words and contextual constraints imposed by illustrations with 80% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions as measured by clinician observation and data collection to increase grammatical and expressive language skills.
  • Shirleen will use age-appropriate morphology (i.e., plurals, attributes, possessives, helping verbs) to describe photos and create grammatically correct phonemes with 80% accuracy in 4/4 consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician data collection to increase grammatical and expressive language skills.

Reference links

  • Language In Brief Author: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Language is a rule-governed behavior. It is defined as the comprehension and/or use of a spoken (i.e., listening and speaking), written (i.e., reading and writing), and/or other communication symbol system (e.g., American Sign Language).