Books, Books, Books
Here are some of Little Speech Gems favorite books and what concepts we teach with them.
We love incorporating Social Thinking concepts by Michelle Garcia Winner into our lesson plans. Some concepts we consistently teach include “The Group Plan”, “Expected and Unexpected” and “Size of the Problem”. If you are not familiar with these concepts as either a therapist or parent, we highly suggest exploring them.
To teach the Group plan, we LOVE:
Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen ( bonus is comes with CD and there are a lot of Pinterest activities)
Dragon Loves Tacos by Adam Rubin
-In each of these books, the characters need to change their own independent plan and work as a group
To Teach “Expected and Unexpected Behaviors”
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kahn ( you can specifically teach how flexible she is in certain situations)
To Teach “Size of the Problem”
Pete the Cat by James Dean and Eric Litwin ( we personally read this week at least once a week)