Name something you see that is red (or any other color).
Name 2 of your friends.
Sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
Sit on your hands.
Close your eyes.
Touch your shoulders 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).
Give someone a thumbs up.
Pretend to drive a car.
Touch your toes.
Pretend to sneeze.
Give someone a high five.
Take a deep breath.
Touch your knees 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).
Point to a light in the room.
Take a bow.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty following 1 step directions.
We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.
Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week. This is not enough time or practice for someone to strengthen their understanding of this important language concept.
Every day that your loved one goes without practice it becomes more difficult to help them.
We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can. Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).
Please, please, please use this list to practice.
It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.
We are both MS CCC-SLPs and fell in love while studying for our degrees. Since then we have done everything together - graduated, worked, and started a family. We spend most of our time with our family and the rest making this site for you.