My brother- and sister-in law are both talented artists. They made this:
Alas, I have not one artistic molecule in my body; and no knowledge of modern art. So, when I found myself milling about the Sydney Contemporary art fair last week, I did what any mystified speech pathologist would do and revised some key irregular past tense verbs.
Lots of my clients with developmental language disorders are good at art, so I thought they might enjoy mixing language therapy with contemporary art. Then I thought others might like to do it, too.
So, here are some of my favourites:
Thanks to all the artists for showing their works. You can (and should) read all about them and their incredible work here.
For less artistic, more “traditional” takes on high frequency past tense verbs, check out our resources here:
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs 1: was, had, did, said, made, ate, came
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs 2: took, broke, stood, spoke
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs 3: spent, sent, left, built
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs 4: knew, drew, grew, threw
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs 5: slept, went, meant
Image: Marc Etherington
Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP). David is a part-time Associate Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney’s Graduate School of Health. David sits on Speech Pathology Australia’s Ethics Board and Professional Standards Advisory Committee.