No David Books

 

 

The David Shannon….No David books are a favorite of mine….if I have seen your child for therapy you for sure have seen at least one of the No David books in my therapy bag. 

When working on attending to a task….listening to a story…and overall comprehension of short stories…the No David books have been perfect for me over the past years. 

The pictures are colorful…very funny…and super silly.  Great for the little ones that I have seen that present with an Autism Spectrum disorder…..I am not sure what it is about the pictures in the No David books…but they capture the attention of all kids….well I guess I should say that I do know what it is…the pictures are so silly….and often leave the littles ones surprised to see David’s little “coolie” running down the road because he forgot to get dressed….or the mess he made in the living room as he tracked mud into the house….or David jumping up and down on his bed in a cape and mask…..breaking all of the rules of the house.   For the little ones that have receptive language difficulties (that is the understanding of language) and the little ones that present with expressive language delays…the No David books have been a great resource for me.

I also have enjoyed using the books to work on picture description…answering questions about the pictures…making inferences…(how do you think David’s mama will feel about what he just did)….and not worrying about reading the words of the story…but using language to describe what we see in the pictures.  The pictures are very colorful and detailed which makes picture description easy and fun to do!

I have to be honest…a few times some of the little ones were taken back by David’s appearance…he has sharp pointy teeth….and definetly looks as if he is in “big trouble” or about to get in trouble.

I will post more about the David books and how you can use them to help your little one…

One last note…when a parent tells me that their little one refuses to sit and listen to a story….the No David books are a good starting point.  The sentences are short and simple…so you can read the sentences….however I tell parents to start off by just looking at the pictures…and describe what you see and what David is doing.  I also am sure to be extra animated while reading the No David stories.   I know that www.amazon.com has all of the No David books. If you decide to buy any of them and would like some strategies while reading…please send me a post and I would be happy to help.

And remember to have fun with your little one or big one!

Kim

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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