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.
What?, Volume 3 of teach2talk’s™ WH Questions!
series, uses real children to model appropriate questions and answers to
a variety of “what” form questions, ranging from more concrete
questions such as labeling questions, action questions, and descriptive
questions, to more intermediate questions such as object function
questions, to more advanced questions that require more logical
inferencing to answer. In addition to helping teach receptive
understanding and expressive usage of “what” questions, What? can
also help children who have difficulty listening to details and
describing what they’ve heard, which is a very important skill for
teach2talk’s™ What? was created by a 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–found skills! What? 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 Sarah Clifford Scheflen, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist:
We decided to do a “what” questions video because so many children
struggle with this question form – some of the more basic questions,
such as “what is your name,” “what is it,” and “what are they doing” are
easier for children, but as the questions advance to object function
questions and then to questions which require them to listen to details
or do some logical inferencing, they are often non–responsive or
echolalic. I have been experimenting with this video with my client, and
what questions that used to take me months to teach I can now teach in
weeks – sometimes days – using this video. Not only that, but my clients
are attending better and are having fun and motivated!
teach2talk™ Co-Founder Jenny McCarthy, Mom:
Wh– form questions were so difficult for Evan. The “what” questions he
really had a hard time with were the ones where the therapist would
describe something like, “What fruit is red, round, and you eat?” Evan
had a really hard time taking in the details and would zone out. With
video modeling, he was attending and learning faster than in 1:1
settings! When Evan learned to answer “what questions,” it was really
great because I could ask him about his day and have him tell me!