This resource is designed to support children to explain procedures for everyday activities, using animated GIFs and a language scaffold to help children to express themselves. The resource is suitable for oral and written procedures, with space for older students to write responses.
We also include a simple chore (reward) chart that parents and other caregivers can use to give positive feedback to children about how independent and helpful they are.
Why procedures based on every day chores?
We want young children to be responsible, and to help others. We also want to increase their skills and independence.
Even young preschoolers can help around the house; and we should expect school-aged children to do so. Many children respond well to high expectations and lots of praise for having a go and contributing to family life.
Many young children – including many children with developmental language and learning disorders – have difficulties expressing themselves. One of the central insights of the participation model is that we can help children with communication disorders by increasing their activities – the things they do in different places – especially with everyday routines and functional activities that include planning (sequencing), decision-making, and social interactions.
You can read more about this model here: Beyond ‘fixing’: using the ‘F-Word Framework’ to support children with communication disorders and their families
You can play the GIFs by making a copy of the Google slides.
We hope you find this resource useful!