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Rachel See, MA, MT-BC / wh- questions

Where Questions

  IEP GOALS:   Language/Semantics: Given "Wh" questions about a recent personal experience, the student will increase his semantic skills by correctly answering with 75% accuracy given no more than 2 visual or verbal cues. Language/Syntax: Producing simple phrases/sentences of 3-7 words with 2 or less verbal or visual cues.   This song is used to help my students answer "where" questions, and serve as a model for the use of 4-5 word full and complete sentences/answers. It was originally written by a music therapy student several years ago and shared/passed along within my department (unfortunately, I don't know who this student was, as they had been long gone by the time I began working there...

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WH- Blues

Goal: Student will increase her language comprehension skills by answering WH questions related to teacher-selected activities to 75% accuracy with 3 or less cues. Adaptation 1: Once the student has learned the meaning of each WH word, I turn this into a song where we do the first part/chant and then I insert new WH questions (in the same order - who, what, when, where, and why) and the student answers me in the natural call and response of the blues pattern. Adaptation 2: To take this one step further, I have the student take turns with me in generating WH questions. For example, I'll start by asking him/her a Who question and they know that they will ask me the next...

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