At around 42-48 months of age, most typically-developing kids start to use ‘because’ in sentences, e.g. “The girl is happy because it is her birthday.”. But some kids don’t, including many kids with developing language disorders and kids learning English as an additional language. This .m4a audio recording (female voice, Australian accent) and illustrated script are designed to help.
Playing audio recordings to a child daily – at home, in the car, in the classroom, or clinic – only takes a couple of minutes a day. Easy-to-use, ready-made auditory bombardment recordings like this are also designed to help parents and carers who might lack confidence working on grammar, or who don’t speak English fluently.
Evidence shows that brief periods of auditory bombardment targeting a particular grammatical goal can help kids to learn it, especially if used in conjunction with other speech pathology techniques, like recasting (Plante et al., 2018). For more information on using recasting and modelling via auditory bombardment to improve kids’ expression and grammar skills, check out our article here.
For more audio scripts, check out our growing library here.