Essay about Syntactic Development : Using Regular Plurals
4. Long Term Goal: The students will produce regular plural words at word level with 80% accuracy with visual cues provided.
Rationale: According to the Shipley and McAfee (1998) and Chart of Normal Development: Infancy to Six Years of Age, children between the ages of 3 years to 4 years should consistently be using regular plurals (e.g. balls, dolls, houses).
Procedures: This goal was addressed through storybook readings, direct teaching with pictures and objects, paper and glue activities, looking at singular and plural picture cards, and in spontaneous conversations during free choice and on the playground.
Present Status: The first time the goal was targeted, WL did not participate in the activity. WL sat through the second session, with the help of his aide, and achieved 3/3 opportunities with visual cues and modeling. In the first session, TG repeated plurals on 7/11 opportunities and produced plurals on 4/11 opportunities. The second session, TG repeated plurals 2/4 opportunities and produced plurals on 2 opportunities with visual cues. For the first session, JA repeated plurals on 8/10 opportunities and produced plurals on 2/10 opportunities. For the second session, JA repeated plurals on 3/3 opportunities. JA still required modeling from the clinician. Presently, none of the students have met the goal, however, with more sessions the students will achieve the goal.
5. Long Term Goal: The students will respond to 3 of the…