Many students in speech-language therapy practice a tool called Expanding Expression. It is a multi-sensory approach for improved expressive language. It was developed by a Sara L. Smith, a certified speech-language pathologist.
Students may learn the following verse to help organize their expression of vocabulary, and more. When describing an object or a person, encourage the use of this verse to help your student include many important details in an organized manner.
"Green - Group: What group does it belong to?
Blue - do: What do you do with it? What does it do?
What does it look like?: What size, shape and/or color is it?
What is it made of?: What is it made of? Where does it come from?
Pink - Parts: What are its parts? What parts go with it?
White - Where: Where do you find it? Where would you use/see it?
What else do I know?": prior knowledge & fun facts