Functional Language Program for Children Jennifer Perkins Faulk Helps children with severe language impairments understand and use early developing semantic relationships. This expansive program with 251 reproducible picture cards uses a controlled vocabulary and a variety of teaching methods. Children learn functional language, increase mean length of utterance, and master 22 phrase structures in a systematic progression of engaging lessons. The program uses these innovative techniques: each word of every phrase taught is essential to completing the tasks correctly, a limited number of vocabulary words helps master syntactic relationships, empowerment to control environment, and train skills with picture cards, toys and objects, group interaction, and the natural environment.
The heart of the program is the 251 full color, print-your-own picture cards (from the CD). The picture cards are presented in sets with one picture representing the target phrase and the other pictures representing phrases that differ from the target by only one word.
The program is organized into four levels of difficulty by single words, two-word phrases, three-word phrases, and four-word phrases. The four types of training activities in each level are picture card training, functional training activities, classroom group activities, and environment.
The program also includes a picture library of manual signs for the 28 vocabulary words, sample goals for receptive/expressive language, suggestions for targeting skills in articulation/phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, auditory discrimination and comprehension, and storybook adaptations.
62-page therapy manual, CD