My 50 students live in an impoverished area of Los Angeles. Their ages range from preschool to 5th grade. Some of my students have difficulty communicating what they want, some have difficulty accessing the school curriculum because of their language delays and some have speech delays that prevent them from being understood by their teachers and peers.
Even though I have only met my students virtually, I can truly sense their enthusiasm for learning.
I always see huge smiles on their faces whenever I tell my students that we are going to learn by playing.
The Osmo stand and cover can be used as a more compact document reader when I pair it with my personal iPad. I have an array of books that I have not been able to share with my students, as they are currently distant learning. I can also use the Osmo to demonstrate to my students a variety of therapy toys. While they won't be able to play with them, they can work on their language or speech sounds by requesting. I can use the TPT gift card to use more interactive materials that will keep my students engaged.
In my 10 years of working in the field of communication disorders, my greatest joy has been seeing how excited my students are when I pick them up from class for a speech therapy session.
By making my distance learning lessons more interactive, my hope is that my students will continue enjoying learning and will be able to accomplish their goals in a fun and more exciting way.
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