teach2talk’s™ WH Questions! series helps teach children to
understand and appropriately answer basic question forms critical to a
functioning communication system – when, where, which, how, what,
who/whose, and why/wherefore questions.
Why?, Volume 2 of our WH Questions! series,
models appropriate answers to a variety of basic “why” questions,
ranging from more basic questions to more advanced questions requiring
logical inferencing to answer, in a variety of every day settings which
will be familiar for most children.
Why? was created by teach2talk™ co-founder Sarah Clifford
Scheflen, M.S., CCC-SLP, a practicing speech language pathologist who
has extensive experience working with children to teach them question
forms, including through the use of video modeling, which research has
shown to be an effective method for some children. Fun songs are also
added to keep children engaged and help them further generalize any new
Why? may be appropriate both for younger children just being
introduced to WH question forms, as well as older children who have
language or developmental delays.
teach2talk™ Co-Founder Jenny McCarthy, Mom:
As a mom, it was incredibly frustrating when I asked Evan a question,
and he either didn’t respond at all, or confused why with another wh-
word, or he just repeated the question back to me. I can remember
asking Sarah, his speech therapist, if he would ever ask or answer a why
question. And sure enough, he is able to do both! Video modeling
openend another door to help his language skills. These videos help
teach children how to ask and answer questions.
teach2talk™ Co-Founder Sarah Clifford Scheflen, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist:
Children typically learn to comprehend and answer “why” questions when
they are around three half years old. However, many children have
difficulty understanding and answering “why” questions. teach2talk’s™ Why?
video can help teach children how to appropriately answer “why”
questions while at the same time exposing them to additional vocabulary
through modeling a variety of real life situations.