Hello and welcome to Rehab at Home
from MED-EL. In this series, we will show you some
simple activities you can do at home to help your child with their
listening and speaking. In today’s video, Jessica’s mom will demonstrate how
to add language about thoughts and feelings while
playing a board game. Children with hearing loss may
not overhear conversations as well as children
with typical hearing. So, it is important that we add
this type of enriched language to meaningful situations
as often as possible. Let’s see how Jessica’s mom does it. We’re going to play a game that’s in this folder.
– Yeah. It’s a little bit like snakes and ladders.
– Yeah. So, we’re going to need to choose
a counter for each person. Yep, they’re in that
little box aren’t they. Now can you see we’ve got
different… Wait, wait, wait. Got different colors there. What colors have we got? Green, blue, yellow and red. Red. Okay. So, what color do you
think you’d like to be? Red.
– You’d like to be red? Is that your favourite? Yeah. So, what about me?
Do I get to choose a color? So, I think my color… I think I’d
like to choose to be yellow. Who do you think
should go first? Why do you think you
should go first? Because I’m the youngest.
You’re the youngest. How else could we
decide who goes first? Maybe it could be the oldest. Or maybe we could roll the dice to
see who gets the biggest number. Maybe they could go first. Okay. Should we get the board ready?
Should we get the game ready? Okay. So roll the dice and see who’s
got the biggest number. I’ve got 4.
– Okay. Let’s see what I can get. Two. So, who goes first then? Me. When playing games at home, talk to your child about
the rules of the game, who will play, and add mental state
terms such as hope, prefer, and guess. Adding these concepts helps your
child to develop their language, theory of mind, and
social skills. You can download this game
right now on the blog. But, of course, you can use these
techniques with any card or board games you
already have at home. Thanks for watching. And don’t forget to subscribe
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