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Book details
  • SubGenre:Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Which Way Path
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:84
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350921519

Which Way Path, Presents: When Will This Day Ever End?

by Bethann Smith

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Explore language, problem-solving, and social scenarios with 'Which Way Path, Presents: When Will This Day Ever End?' This unique book uses real-life situations to teach figurative language, vocabulary, context clues, grammar, and more. A valuable tool for students on the Autism Spectrum, ELL learners, and those looking to enhance language skills.
Dive into the interactive world of 'Which Way Path, Presents: When Will This Day Ever End?' and embark on a journey that enriches language, social understanding, and critical thinking. Created by Bethann Smith, M.S.,CCC-SLP, a dedicated speech therapist with a deep passion for communication improvement, this book is designed to engage readers in a multifaceted learning experience. The innovative 'Which Way Path' series leverages real-life problem scenarios to teach essential skills. These scenarios, presented in a narrative format, challenge readers to navigate language intricacies, context clues, figurative language, vocabulary, grammar, and more. Each chapter introduces a distinctive and often humorous scenario that serves as a springboard for learning. As the storylines unfold, readers encounter thought-provoking questions on almost every page—questions that stimulate reading comprehension, inferential thinking, perspective taking, and problem-solving abilities. Authored with the intention of assisting a broad spectrum of readers, this book's primary audiences include students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability, English Language Learners, and individuals seeking to bolster their vocabulary, written expression, and comprehension skills. The relatable scenarios and engaging storytelling cater to diverse readers, allowing them to connect with the mishaps and social scenarios faced by the main character. 'Which Way Path, Presents: When Will This Day Ever End?' serves not only as an educational tool but also as a catalyst for discussion, problem-solving, and empathy-building. The progression of chapters accommodates various skill levels, gradually introducing more complex vocabulary and less prompting as readers' proficiency grows. For those needing additional support, a hierarchy of prompts and multiple-choice options is provided. The collaboration of author Bethann Smith and illustrator Brock Smith brings a fresh and dynamic approach to the series. Bethann's extensive experience in speech therapy, coupled with her dedication to enhancing communication, drove her to create a comprehensive resource that addresses numerous language aspects. Her collaboration with educators, therapists, parents, and students themselves has resulted in materials that not only engage but also demonstrate tangible progress. Bethann's commitment to inclusivity and comprehensive learning shines through in this book. It combines language skill development with authentic social scenarios, fostering understanding and empathy among readers. By showcasing the consequences of various choices, the book encourages a proactive rather than reactive approach to life's challenges. Bethann holds a bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Disorders from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge, where she graduated with distinction. 'Which Way Path, Presents: When Will This Day Ever End?' is a testament to her dedication to education and her desire to provide a resource that covers a wide spectrum of language skills and life situations.
About the author
Bethann Smith, M.S.,CCC-SLP, a seasoned speech therapist with over 15 years of experience, has devoted her career to improving communication for individuals with diverse diagnoses and backgrounds. Her expertise lies in helping those who struggle socially, express themselves effectively, and comprehend context to its fullest. In collaboration with her son, illustrator Brock Smith, Bethann created the 'Which Way Path' series. This chapter-based collection offers a captivating blend of relatable experiences and challenging questions that span reading comprehension, inferential thinking, grammar nuances, multiple meanings, problem-solving, and more. The stories encourage group discussions and empathetic interactions, reflecting the real feelings and situations children and teens often encounter. With degrees from both Arizona State University and California State University Northridge, Bethann meticulously crafted these books in response to a lack of resources that effectively merge such diverse language concepts. Her dedication is evidenced by her engagement with educators, therapists, parents, and students, ensuring the content resonates and progresses learning. 'Which Way Path' serves as an empowering tool for individuals seeking to enhance their language skills while navigating the complexities of life's choices.