Thursday, June 27, 2013

{Review} Following Auditory Directions

I have loads to students working on following directions right now, which is why I'm so excited to bring you a wonderful material that targets this skill!

Following Auditory Directions by Great Ideas for Teaching is an extensive resource intended to increase auditory attention, auditory processing, and auditory memory.

The book includes 33 two-page simply-designed cartoon lessons, which grab, and holds students' attention and challenges children to focus on directions given with specific modifiers, spatial words, and catchy phrases.  Not only does this book encourage attentive listening, it also targets basic concepts and specific vocabulary words!!

Included in each lesson is a page with various objects, 

as well as an "Instructor's Guide" sheet.  

The Instructor's Guide includes the purpose of the activity (great for sending home as practice so that parents know the skill that is being targeted), as well as materials needed, and directions.  This sheet has many different instructions, such as "Circle the picture that shows Fido in front of the front door." and "Pretend Fido jumped on the dog house because a snake was in front of the dog house. Draw a snake where it belongs."  

Here's another example of the object page as well as the Instructor's Guide sheet.  I just love the pictures included in this book!

What I love about this book:
- It includes specific instructions that students must attend to, process, and then follow the direction.
- It targets basic concept words such as "in front", behind", "inside", "to the side", etc and well as specific vocabulary words!  (We speechies love to multi-task!!!)  
- Making copies of the reproducible pages allows students to interact with the pictures by circling, underlining, drawing, and coloring the pictures.
- The comics are so cute and, in my opinion, really go a long way in holding a student's attention.

You can find this awesome book to target direction following for $29.50 HERE!

Looking for something a bit easier?  Check out Building Auditory Direction Skills!

In the mood for something a little harder?  How about Processing Auditory Messages Exactly and Totally?!

Do have any resources from Great Ideas for Teaching?  If so, what's your favorite one?

Disclaimer: This material was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.

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