Sharing Expository Texts with Preschool Children in Special Education

The authors point out that although a general limited availability of expository texts currently exists in preschool special education classrooms, expository texts offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a rich context for addressing the language goals of preschool children with language impairment on their caseloads. This article highlights the differences between expository and narrative texts and describes how SLPs might use expository texts for targeting preschool children’s goals related to listening comprehension, vocabulary, and syntactic relationships.

Breit-Smith, Allison, Busch, Jamie, and Gup, Ying. (2015). Sharing Expository Texts with Preschool Children in Special Education. Sig 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 22, 93-102

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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