Using Verbs with Milo for expressive language assessment


I often use the Speech with Milo apps in therapy and assessment sessions with preschool children. They are created by a Speech and Language Therapist and seem to fit well into therapy sessions by presenting basic language elements in a motivating way. The app I have used most is Verbs with Milo during informal assessments to establish knowledge of action words.

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A typical 1-1 or small group session might go like this:

  • Go into Settings/List of Actions and decide which/how many verbs to activate for the session.
  • Also under Settings, turn off the spoken and written words so that you an focus on the child’s expressive language.
  • Ask the child to give the mouse a name – it doesn’t have to be Milo!
  • Take turns to activate each action by touching the mouse.
  • Prompt the description of each action with “The Mouse/other name is…”

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