Literacy-based therapy, or literature-based intervention, involves utilizing books as the medium of your therapy.
As school-based SLP’s, our goal is to support our students within the classroom. What better way to do that than with books!
Literacy-based therapy involves:
Using books to facilitate therapy
Prestory knowledge activation
Post-story comprehension discussion
Focused skills activities
Using the book as a model for creating a parallel story
WHY USE BOOKS IN THERAPY?
Using books is a fun and evidence-based way to:
Promote language development in children with language impairments
Target a variety of language skills, which is beneficial for group therapy
Align your therapy with common core standards
Make your therapy functional and relevant to the classroom
Save time with planning therapy
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Paul, R., & Norbury, C. (2012). Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence (Fourth ed.). Elsevier.
Ukrainetz, T. A. (2006). Contextualized Language Intervention: Scaffolding Prek-12 Literacy Achievement (1st ed.). Pro Ed.