Picture Categories Galore & More

#CT1000

$99.00


Description

Comprehensive program for treating children and adults with language impairments, especially in the area of categorization. Includes over 1,000 vocabulary words!

PCG&M is a visually appealing and organized system to teach categorization and other language skills for grade school children, or for adults post-stroke or post-TBI. This program uses a 3-tiered approach to target Association, Exclusion and Advanced Vocabulary. Designed to strengthen categorization skills to improve thought organization, morphology and syntax. Includes large, durable stimulus cards (4" x 9") that feature up-to-date images, real-life photos, and colorful illustrations to assist individuals who struggle with visualizing stimuli. The 340 stimulus cards are color coded and numbered for easy organization. Offers more stimuli than other category programs and contains over 1,000 vocabulary words. Includes reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy. Made in the USA.

What’s Included?

Everything you need to implement the program!

  • 340 durable stimulus cards (4"x9") divided into 3 levels – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced.
  • Manual describing the program and instructions for implementation.
  • Includes Expansion Options Card for additional treatment ideas and activities.
  • Downloadable, reproducible Data Collection Forms designed to ease the burden of note-taking during therapy. view sample data collection form

How It Works:

This program employs a 3-tiered approach with a Basic Level, Intermediate Level, and Advanced Level.

  • Basic Level – Association (72 cards – green)
    • Stimulus cards feature pictures and photos of objects that are similar.

  • Intermediate Level – Exclusion (196 cards – blue)
    • Stimulus cards introduce into the set one item that does not belong.
    • To assist individuals with transitioning between the Basic and Intermediate Levels, the first 72 stimulus cards of the Intermediate set are identical to the Basic set, except for the exclusionary item.

  • Advanced Level – Advanced Vocabulary (72 cards – purple)
    • Utilizes curriculum based vocabulary for older students.
    • Features higher lever concepts appropriate for older children and adults.

Levels are organized by using color-coding and numbers on front of the cards. Reverse side of the card reveals the answer.

 

Therapy Targets:

  • Naming Categories
  • Confrontation Naming
  • Convergent / Divergent Thinking
  • Inclusion / Exclusion
  • Comparing / Contrasting
  • Similarities / Differences
  • Benchmark Vocabulary
  • Attributes and Functions
  • Syntax and Morphology
  • Verbal Reasoning and Pragmatics
  • Auditory Processing, Comprehension and Recall
  • Social Language Confidence

Target Age Range:

For clients 5 years and older. For use by Speech-Language Pathologists working with clients on categorization skills and other speech and language goals. Appropriate for use with grade school children, or for adults post-TBI or post-stroke.

"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 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

"Categories Galore is a good set of vocabulary cards that has many categories, such as fruits, veggies, clothes, transportation, etc." – Marri W., SLP

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What's Included

  • 340 picture stimulus cards (4” x 9”)
  • Downloadable Manual with reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy
  • Expansion Options Card with additional treatment ideas and activities

Target Audience

For Speech-Language Pathologists working with clients on categorization skills and other speech and language goals. Appropriate for use with children as well as post-TBI and post-stroke adults.

Author(s)

Tiffany Cobb, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Tiffany is a school speech-language pathologist who is in her 6th year of work. She has had the pleasure of working in various charter schools throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. Tiffany also works with adults in various settings and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Debra Kubinski, MA, CCC-SLP, is a certified ASHA member who has worked in the field for sixteen years. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1995 with a Masters degree in Speech and Language Impairments, as well as an early elementary teaching certificate. Her clinical experience includes dysphagia treatment and language therapy with the geriatric population in skilled nursing care facilities; rehabilitation work with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries/ spinal cord injuries at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and home health care with a diverse population of severely involved children. For the past several years, Debra has enjoyed working with various pediatric populations through her employment with Massenberg & Associates, LLC and Great Expectations Family Speech, Sensory Integration & Learning Center.

Angela Massenberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, received her PhD in Audiology and Speech Sciences, specializing in Neuropathologies of Communication, Child Language, and Counseling from Michigan State University. She received her Masters of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Massenberg is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the owner and president of Massenberg & Associates, LLC, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Massenberg & Associates, LLC is a special education company which provides speech pathology, psychology, occupational therapy, and social work services to children of all ages. The company also provides services to adults with various types of neurogenic disorders including TBI, aphasia, motor speech disorders, etc. Dr. Massenberg’s pediatric experience includes all ages from pre-school through high school in both clinical and school settings. Furthermore, Dr. Massenberg is the Program Administrator and Director of the McNichols House for the Brain Injured, a 24-hour residential facility located in Detroit, Michigan.

Carolynn VandenBosch, MA, CCC-SLP, received both her Bachelor of Science (1990) and Master of Arts (1992) degrees at Eastern Michigan University and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her nineteen years of clinical experience includes both adult and pediatric neuro rehabilitation and the last nine years servicing the public and charter schools in and around the metro Detroit area. Carolynn is currently employed as a Clinical Support Coordinator for Dearborn Speech & Sensory-Therapy Solutions Unlimited (DSS-TSU), where in addition to continuing her work in the schools with speech and language impaired children, she provides mentoring and supervisory support to PT’s, OT’s, SLP’s and clinical fellows in both the school and clinic settings.

Customer Reviews

"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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