Word finding difficulties

School Age

How to help their language along

Word Finding Difficulties

Vocabulary maps – to strengthen links between the word and it’s meaning – Adventures in Speech Pathology
 
To help children who find learning new words tricky. Work with the child to write a definition in their own words, find similar and opposite words, practise using it in a sentence and draw it 
Describing resource – Jill Kuzma, Speaking of Speech
 
Describing strategies to help children who struggle to find the words they want to say
Using questions to describe resource – Jill Kuzma, Speaking of Speech
 
Encourage your child to use these questions as categories to help them describe the object/event they want to tell you about. Download word finding document.
Simple describing resource – Speaking of Speech 
 
 
Simple describing prompts (colour, size, shape, location and it’s use) to help children describe items they can’t think of the name for or to help prompt them to remember the it’s name 
Tell me about resource – Speaking of Speech
 
Similar to the above resource 
Adjectives to describe  – Speaking of Speech
 
Using the five senses to guide a child’s description 
Explaining resource – Jill Kuzma, Speaking of Speech
 
Structure for children to plan and explain 
Vocabulary maps – to strengthen links between the word and it’s meaning – Adventures in Speech Pathology
 
To help children who find learning new words tricky. Work with the child to write a definition in their own words, find similar and opposite words, practise using it in a sentence and draw it
Categorisation activities – Speaking of Speech
 
Categorising words can help with learning new vocabulary and if your child has difficulty with word finding difficulties as they learn to ‘re-file’ words in their mind but the category so they are easier to retrieve. 
Household items – differing rooms 
Animals 
 
 
Categorising words can help with learning new vocabulary and if your child has difficulty with word finding difficulties as they learn to ‘re-file’ words in their mind but the category so they are easier to retrieve.