1- Early Grades

Sequencing

Sequencing is an important skill that develops during the preschool, kindergarten and first grade years.  Throughout their day, young children are asked to put ideas together in a logical, sequential order.  In therapy, a speech language pathologist may begin teaching this skill using story-picture cards.  The student puts the cards in order and then tells the “story.”  Sequential words such as:  first, then, next, after that, last, finally are taught.  Story retellings and spontaneous personal stories are more advanced activities for this level.  At home, sequencing words can be incorporated into cooking or craft activities – any activity that involves a step-by-step process.  A child who has this skill tells stories at the “action sequence” narrative level. 

Making sandwiches is a sequence:  what do you do first, next, after that, last?


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