Using Sensory Bins to Target Multiple Speech, Language, and Fine Motor Goals
Research shows that play-based instruction can improve language acquisition, social skills, and executive functioning in preschool and elementary school children. Sensory bins and activities encourage imaginative play and support active participation in speech and language lessons. This 1-hour course discusses the benefits of play-based learning, provides examples of therapy goals and targets, and suggests ways therapists, teachers, and parents can incorporate sensory play into their lessons. A free interactive book and sensory bin activity are included with the course.
- List the characteristics of play.
- Identify the benefits of play-based learning.
- Describe the use of sensory bins as a form of a multisensory approach of instruction.
- Recognize sensory bin activities that address goals for articulation, requesting, sequencing, problem-solving, social skills, vocabulary, describing, and fine motor skills.
Target Audience: introductory-level OTs, COTAs, SLPs, early childhood educators, parents
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
Course Instructor: Chloe Hill, MA, CCC-SLP
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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This course is approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU or 1 contact hour under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
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