The Expanding Expression Took Kit™(EET) is a graphic organizer created by Sandra L. Smith that provides a multi-sensory approach to improve oral and written language. The Expanding Expression Tool™ helps to build:
•Defining and describing
•Stating functions of objects
•Similarities and differences
The main component of the Expanding Expression Took Kit™ is a series of beads. Each bead represents a way to describe an object. Here is a breakdown of what each bead represents:
And here is an example of the EET™ in action from the author:
Writing Goals for EET ™ is easy to do. Here are some examples:
•Student will demonstrate improved descriptive language skills by including 4-6 details about a given object/item/topic.
•When defining words, the student will include a superordinate category term plus one or more characteristics.
•The student will state 3-6 attributes about a given object/item.
•The student will demonstrate improved divergent categorization skills by identifying the group objects or items belong to.
•The student will state the function of a given object or item.
•The student will describe the appearance of given objects or items.
•The student will state the composition of given objects or items.
•The student will describe the parts and/or associated parts of given objects or items.
•The student will describe the location of given objects or items.
Therapy Activities are Endless with the EET™.
Speech and Language Pathologist
As the lead therapist and owner of Teach Beyond Speech Therapy Services, LLC., Elisa Cartagena provides academically relevant speech and language therapy for children from preschool through adolescence throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale of Broward County including Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston. She has over 15 years of experience in the education field that includes classroom teaching, ESE education, and speech and language therapy services.
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