Thematic Units for Early Intervention: For SLPs
This comprehensive download is designed to empower families and enhance early intervention services for children. With a year's worth of themes, each month offers up to four weekly themes, complete with recommended toys, books, songs, and vocabulary.
Little ones will engage with exciting themes every month. From animals to transportation, food to senses, and beyond, this resource covers a wide range of themes that will captivate young minds.
With the suggested toys provided, you can create hands-on learning experiences. These toys are carefully selected to align with the respective themes, encouraging sensory exploration, fine motor skills development, imaginative play, and cognitive growth.
Encourage early literacy skills through recommended books for each theme. These books are thoughtfully chosen to align with the monthly concepts, fostering language development, expanding vocabulary, and promoting a love for reading.
The power of music is harnessed through the suggested songs accompanying each theme. These songs are designed to entertain and educate, introducing new concepts and reinforcing the monthly themes in a fun and interactive way.
Expand early vocabulary and language skills with the curated vocabulary lists for each month's theme. These lists provide a collection of words related to the themes, enabling parents and caregivers to introduce new words and concepts during everyday interactions. Building a rich vocabulary at an early age sets the foundation for strong communication skills in the future.
Content Creator Bio
Wendy Avolio, MA, CCC-SLP
Wendy was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and currently resides in Southern California. She has been a speech-language pathologist for the past 46 years. She received a Bachelor’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Bradley University and Master’s in Communication Disorders from Northern Illinois University. Her scope of practice has included diagnostics and treatment of phonological, language, fluency and voice disorders from birth to geriatrics. Most recently, her focus has been with infants and toddlers in early intervention; and working with school age children is her secondary focus. Wendy has a 90% dismissal rate for her early intervention kids by their 3rd birthday.