Practical resources for Speech and Language Therapy. I love using books in therapy sessions with my clients and Im sure you do too. Using books provides an endless array of content on which to build your therapy. Having a structure on which to build this therapy makes your life easier. That is why we have developed our Blanks Questions series.
Marion Blank devised a four level system of questioning for oral language development aimed at children in the early years. She acknowledged the importance of keeping questions within a childs level of understanding so that while they can be challenged they are not overwhelmed.
Blanks questions are a list of different types of questions, from easy to more difficult, which help childrens learning by encouraging them to:.
Observe and discuss objects and events that go on in the world around them.
Classify and categorise objects or events (e.g. banana/apple/pear = fruit).
Think about and talk about why events happened.
Problem solve difficult situations and possible solutions.
Make deductions or inferences.
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