Picture Categories Galore & More is a visually appealing and organized system to teach categorization and other language skills. This complete and comprehensive program has 3 levels of therapy: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. The 3-tiered approach is designed to target:
Ideal for individuals who struggle with visualizing stimuli - children or post-stroke or post-TBI adults. The stimulus sets are on individual cards, are color-coded, and are also numbered for easy organization. The up-to-date images feature real-life photos and colorful illustrations. Included in the Downloadable Manual are reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy. Additional treatment ideas and activities are included on the Expansion Options Card. Made in the USA.
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How It Works:
"This is the product I've been looking for! This program is comprehensive and complete: no need to purchase additional materials to teach categories." – SLP
"I think PCG&M is a great therapy tool for building vocabulary/semantic knowledge. It is also useful for building other areas of language depending on the activity. It comes with an options card that gives you 6 hierarchical activities that address various areas of language. I was able to address goals with my students, such as, labeling, stating function or attributes, identifying similarities (stating category/convergent thinking), generating vocabulary that belongs to a category (divergent thinking) and recalling items (with and without visuals). I was able to address syntax and morphology by having the students use target words and/or category in sentences. I was also able to use it for higher-level tasks, such as comparing and contrasting items." – SLP
"It is a very organized and well-thought-out tool, in terms of the pictured objects. The pictures are realistic, which is more efficient and easier for my students across grades. Also, the picture cards are divided into three sets that get progressively harder. I was able to use it with k-5 students. I especially liked the curriculum based vocabulary items (math, punctuation, grammar etc) for my upper-grade students." – SLP
"I really like the product and I have used the cards in a variety of ways during my sessions, highlighting a range of concepts. Similarities and differences, descriptive skills, critical thinking, main ideas/themes are some of the things that I touch upon. The product helps some of my students expand their thinking, moving from a black-and-white view to a more mature, I-can-see-the-gray areas view." – SLP (Sept. 2015)
"Categories Galore is a good set of vocabulary cards that has many categories, such as fruits, veggies, clothes, transportation, etc." – Marri W., SLP (Apr. 2015)
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