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Cognitive Curriculum for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury: Scope and Sequence: Language Goals and Objectives -- SHNIC Educators Information

I. The student will maximize his semantic language skills.

  • The student will follow _____ step commands with _____ cues/repetitions _____% of the time.
  • The student will identify pictures _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will demonstrate receptive language vocabulary for _____ (e.g., class thematic unit, Alphatalker vocabulary, developmental age vocabulary) through the modality of _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of multiple meaning words _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of abstract language _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will request objects and actions through the modality of speaking, gestures, sign language and/or an augmentative communication device _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will name items in a category _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will name a category when provided with items from that category _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will use appropriate word retrieval strategies _____% of the time with _____ cues.

II. The student will maximize his pragmatic language skills.

  • The student will comment to express intent through the modality of speaking, gestures, sign language and/or an augmentative communication device _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will ask questions through the modality of speaking, sign language, gestures and/or an augmentative communication device _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will increase his ability to communicate non-verbally through use of appropriate vocal inflection, facial expression, eye gaze and/or gestures _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will increase his ability to communicate in context by exhibiting appropriate topic maintenance and initiation, response during conversation and awareness of social context _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate message repair by recognizing communication breakdown, considering his listener's needs and using clarification strategies _____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will increase his ability to demonstrate cohesiveness of narration by sequencing information ____% of the time with _____ cues.
  • The student will participate in classroom routines _____% of the time with ______ cues.

III. The student will maximize his syntactic language skills.

  • The student will formulate a sentence using ______ sentence structure ______% of the time with ______ cues.

IV. The student will maximize his phonological skills.

  • The student will use strategies to increase intelligibility of connected speech (e.g., decrease rate, use augmentative communication) _____% of the time with ______ cues.

Reference:

Lahey, M. (1998). Language disorders and language development. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company. pg. 2.

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