Speech Therapy -> Expressive Language -> Syntax

Syntax

The ability to arrange words and phrases into sentences using correct word order using set rules of linguistics

Resources

  • Valentine’s Day Verb Cards preview

    Valentine’s Day Verb Cards

    Sara Lowczyk

    16 verb cards: big and small options available with 4 sentence strips to fit the small sizes.

  • Easter Egg Sentence Strip With Vocabulary Cards preview

    Easter Egg Sentence Strip With Vocabulary Cards

    Sara Lowczyk

    An Easter themed activity to target different goals. Pronoun sentence strips with other items. Great for emergent readers, imitation of grammatically correct sentences and vocabulary activities.

  • Space/Solar System Sentence Strip preview

    Space/Solar System Sentence Strip

    Sara Lowczyk

    A sentence strip with vocabulary cards for a space theme unit.

    Includes activity list
  • My Favorite Teacher Valentine preview

    My Favorite Teacher Valentine

    Sara Lowczyk

    This is a Valentine’s Day card to give to a teacher with visual support options.

  • Seasons Category Sort preview

    Seasons Category Sort

    Sara Lowczyk

    A category sorting activity with 16 pictures per season, giant season boards, additional worksheets, sentence strips and season-themed vocabulary words to cut out.

    Includes activity list
  • Big/Little Concept Book preview

    Big/Little Concept Book

    Sara Lowczyk

    This is a concept book for teaching big and little with additional activities: sorting worksheet, pronoun/sight word sentence strip and plurals vocabulary cards.

  • Popsicle Emotions Book B&W preview

    Popsicle Emotions Book B&W

    Sara Lowczyk

    An emotion coloring book story to work on words "I" "feel" and identify emotions.

  • Uncle's Farm Story preview

    Uncle's Farm Story

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Reading Resource. Farm Story. Speech and Language Resource.

  • Movie Film Review Writing Prompt preview

    Movie Film Review Writing Prompt

    Jessica Lenden-Holt MA CCC-SLP

    PDF format. Includes: Name, Date, Movie Title, Star Ranking, Writing Prompt (Write a one paragraph review for the last movie you saw), Lined spacing for paragraph

  • Bathroom Items/Create a Scene Activity preview

    Bathroom Items/Create a Scene Activity

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Variety of bathroom pictures with bathroom items. Can be modified for a variety of language or articulation activities.

    Includes activity list
  • Thanksgiving Sight Word Book preview

    Thanksgiving Sight Word Book

    Sara Lowczyk

    A sight word and vocabulary book.

  • Summer Beach Create a Scene, Speech/Language/Reinforcer Activities preview

    Summer Beach Create a Scene, Speech/Language/Reinforcer Activities

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    19 pages of summer beach scenes, summer/beach items, different sizes and colors of items, sea life, people, question cards, following directions cards, and more. Can be used as a reinforcer for cor...

    Includes activity list
  • Body Parts, Pronouns and Other Language Activities preview

    Body Parts, Pronouns and Other Language Activities

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    11 pages of body part, pronoun, receptive and expressive language activities. 6 images of children to choose from, 1 page of bandages in 3 sizes (10 total bandages), lists of receptive and expressi...

    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...

  • Cupcake Shoppe Speech/Language/Reinforcer Activities preview

    Cupcake Shoppe Speech/Language/Reinforcer Activities

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    19 pages of cupcake activities. Including: 2 bakery create a scene backgrounds, 2 page of create a scene items/bakers, 4 create your own cupcake black/white images, 2 pages of large cupcakes, 2 pag...

Goal Bank

  • Randy will form grammatically accurate, age-appropriate phonemes given a word or picture with 90% accuracy to demonstrate expressive language skills such as syntax, grammar, and morphology over 5 therapy sessions.
  • Jesse will produce 4-word utterances during play based activities with 90% intelligibility across 3 consecutive sessions when provided fading carrier phonemes, verbal models, and visual pacing cues as measured by clinician data and observation to increase overall speech intelligibility.
  • Given read aloud short stories or other language activities and minimal cues, Ilona will recall details and answer 'wh' questions (what/where/when/why) using complete and correct phoneme structure with 80% accuracy over 5 consecutive sessions to improve language comprehension and expression.
  • Given an object, picture, or story, Faustina will say a complete phoneme using superlatives (i.e., “That is the best cookie.”) with 90% accuracy in 4 out of 4 opportunities over 4 therapy sessions to demonstrate grammar, syntax, and vocabulary skills.
  • Ignacio will correctly use pronouns during spontaneous conversation with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to increase grammatically correct utterances.
  • Palmer will identify and use developmentally appropriate syntax and morphology across different activities (e.g. when defining & using vocabulary, in response to questions), in structured & unstructured phoneme) with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to demonstrate expressive language skills such as grammar, morphology, and syntax.
  • Cassie will use the present progressive -ing form beginning with moderate verbal and visual cues, then fading cues with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall expressive and receptive language skills.
  • Bruce will understand and use age-appropriate morphological and syntactic markers including but not limited to pronouns, prepositions, comparatives/superlatives, and word-ordering, first through imitation, then spontaneously in words, words, and word, with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve language comprehension and expression.
  • 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.
  • Yvette will show correct use of grammatical/morphological forms (e.g., for present progressive –ing, past tense-ed, 3rd person singular –s, plural –s, possessive –s, auxiliary verbs, noun-verb agreement, articles, objective, subjective and possessive pronouns) with accuracy at or above 90% given minimal assistance across 3 sessions to improve upon expressive language skills.
  • Given decreasing cues, Elisha will listen to a statement or question and identify if the grammatical patterns used in the phoneme are correct or incorrect and will provide the correct word to repair those utterances identified as ‘incorrect’ with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall expressive and receptive 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.
  • When given decreasing cues, Earlie will retell a short story using at least 4 complete phonemes with appropriate grammar, details, and sequence in 90% accuracy across 4 consecutive sessions to improve expressive and receptive language skills.
  • Keiko will answer questions about classroom curriculum-relevant materials (e.g. vocabulary, concepts, passages, and story materials) using developmentally appropriate syntax and morphology with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase language and grammatical skills.
  • During a 4 month therapy period, Portia will use the following morphological markers, first through imitation, then spontaneously: possessive -s, auxiliary verbs, plural –s, present progressive –ing, “wh” questions (who, what, where), and negation (no, not) with 80% accuracy over 4 consecutive sessions to improve overall expressive and receptive 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).