Welcome to Week 4 of TED Talks Tuesday! Today’s feature is actually from TEDYouth, so it is appropriate to use for middle school age and up.
Plan to find me here for 8 weeks so ya’ll can stock up on a variety of TED Talks + therapy and documentation ideas. If you’re new to TED talks or want some new ideas for how to use them in therapy, read on!
Today’s Feature: Go Ahead, Make Up New Words! By Erin McKean
Video Length: 6:52
For YOU: I created a Sample Outline + Comprehension Questions that may help you in therapy, depending on your goals!
Here you go: Go Ahead Make Up New Words
Therapy Task Ideas: I love TED Talks because they are interesting, relevant topics created for adults, so it never seems school-ish or childish to use with adults in therapy.
If you like these ideas, be sure to check out my Home Sweet Home Series. Here are some ways I have incorporated TED Talks into therapy:
|To Target Strategies or Skills in This Area:||The Patient Could Do This:|
|Verbal Expression||*Generate more example words in each of 6 categories (or create a new word!)
*Summarize 6 ways to create new words
*Use word-finding strategies to retell story to family member.
|Written Expression||*Write 6 main points to summarize the information.
*Create an outline to practice written organizational strategies.
*Write a summary or evaluation of the topic/speaker .
*Write a persuasive essay or position statement in response to the topic.
|Auditory Comprehension||*Challenge comprehension across lengthier tasks (up to 18 min.). Use my outline to help ask comprehension questions.
*Practice using strategies such as note-taking to enhance comprehension.
|Motor Speech||*Challenge ability to carry-over motor speech strategy or skill while summarizing or giving a presentation about the topic.|
|Attention||*Sustain attention for listening up to 18 min.
*Alternate / divide attention for note-taking during Talk.
|Memory||*Short-term recall for Talk info (immediate or delayed up to 1 week).|
|Thought Organization||*Organize an outline of the main points and supporting ideas during the Talk.|
|Problem-Solving / Reasoning||*Choose to use the right strategy, at the right time.
*Divergent problem-solving: Create a list of 3-4 examples in each category
|Executive Function||*Evaluate strategy success during task or planning how to adapt strategies for new situation.|
|Pragmatics||*Use appropriate social language for a verbal task (Practice adjusting to situation: peers vs professional).
*Use appropriate eye contact, facial expression, gestures for presentation.
If you missed Weeks 1-3, check them out here: