Language Goals

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We focus on combining communication goals with academic & social goals.

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Our aim is to provide functional goals, this means for Little Ones through to Young People.

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Little One


Language Goals

Vocabulary

  • Increase vocabulary size, use of verbs for specific actions (sweep, slide, bend, fold etc.) and pronoun use (He/ she/ her/ him)
  • Increase understanding and use of basic concept vocabulary
  • Target the use of the verb ‘to be’ in sentences in activities and everyday conversation (e.g. The girl is sitting)

Sentences

  • Increase sentence length & complexity.
  • Increase use of a variety of sentence types (questions, negatives, conjoined, and embedded, passives, etc)
  • Express a message so that others can understand and in a step-by-step retell.

Understanding

  • Increase ability to listen to directions with multiple details & levels.
  • Increase understanding and use of prepositions (e.g. between, under, on top of).

 

Goals for School Readiness include:

  • Uses and understands areas in language:
  • Using more than 5 words in a sentence
  • Using more complicated sentences, e.g. irregular past tense ‘ran’, ‘came’, ‘went’
  • Asks and Answers WH questions
  • Classification skills and reasoning ability are developing.

 

We focus on combining communication goals with academic & social goals:

  • Integrate classroom and curricular objectives
  • Help them understand and use basic language concepts
  • Support reading and writing
  • Increase understanding of classroom lessons and texts

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Young People


Goals for improvement in:

  • Words and meanings to convey ideas (spoken and written expression)
  • Comparing and contrasting words and classifying them by a class (category or function)
  • Use of grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary at the sentence level in verbal sentences
  • Constructing sentences with both simple and complex linking words, in a variety of contexts
  • Follow instructions of increasing complex directions
  • Have a picture in their mind of the correct, or, intact illustration
  • Determine what is wrong or missing
  • Determine when something is incorrect or a problem
  • Indicate in some way that a problem exists
  • Increase ability to listen to directions with multiple details & levels
  • Increase understanding and use of prepositions (e.g. between, under, on top of)

 

Goals for School Readiness include:

  • Uses and understands areas in language:
  • Using more than 5 words in a sentence
  • Using more complicated sentences, e.g. irregular past tense ‘ran’, ‘came’, ‘went’
  • Asks and Answers WH questions
  • Classification skills and reasoning ability are developing.

 

We focus on combining communication goals with academic & social goals:

  • Integrate classroom and curricular objectives
  • Help them understand and use basic language concepts
  • Support reading and writing
  • Increase understanding of classroom lessons and texts

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