Pediatric Therapeutic Services

Recess: So Much More Than Child’s Play

So much focus has been placed on academics and testing and less value is seen in play and recess.

shutterstock_222353662Play is such a necessary part of a child’s day and overall development.  There are also so many ways to teach speech and language skills on the playground.  This is another way to work around schedules and ensure that your students are not missing out on any play time.

So many areas of speech and language can be addressed on the playground, such as: communication, vocabulary development, social skills, and following directions,  The best part is that your students will not even realize they are learning!  Below is a great article highlighting many ways to capitalize on the time spent on the playground from the ASHA Leader Blog.



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