April 30, 2021
The concept of “teach back” is not new! Think of any review session from school and there probably was some type of “teach back” moment. You have a “teacher” and a “learner.” The teacher first explains. Then the learner describes it back in his or her own words. A study showed this was 95% effective in helping families and caregivers learn new information! So the next time you are speaking with your child’s (or your own!) teacher, doctor, speech language pathologist, or other professional, try “teaching back” the information to make sure everyone is on the same page working towards the same goals!
Include pets during speech and language practice!
We love our pets, and they can be highly motivating! (Stuffed animals work great, too!) Category: Talk about what kind of animal your pet is (e.g., cat, dog, bird, etc.) Discuss what makes a good pet vs. what animal would not make a good pet (e.g., a fish vs. an elephant) Sounds: Find your child’s target sound in your pet’s names/ nicknames and practice saying them! Sequence: List steps for how to take care of the animal (e.g., first I get the dog food, second I get the cup, third I scoop the right amount, etc.)
Weather – (Noun)
Talk about the ever-changing Ohio weather! Clouds, rain, sunshine, temperature. Take/ draw pictures of the outdoors and name shapes, colors, etc.
Break– (Noun & Action)
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October 8, 2021
Welcome to another episode of Arrow Nicely News! Lenny Hernandez, the Face of Arrow, is your guide through some wonderful events that took place in Arrow communities throughout the week! In this episode, Dale Benfield tags along with VITALIA – Rockside as they visit the furry friends at the Cleveland Zoo! Arrow commemorates the International […]
September 21, 2021
Cassie Tweten, Arrow Senior Living’s Chief Sales Officer, was recently named a 2021 Future Leader by Aging Media Network! This means that she is “a high-performing employee who is 40-years-old or younger, a passionate worker who knows how to put vision into action, and an advocate for seniors, and the committed professionals who ensure their […]