Selecting a Tool

Selecting a Tool


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Level 4

Selecting the Means to a Goal
Level 4
“What should I use to …?”
“What could I use to …?”
“What might he use when …?”

Explaining the Means to a Goal
Level 4

“Why should she use…?”
“What made him use ..?”
“Why would she use …?”

Explaining obstacles to an action & Formulating a Solution
Level 4
“Why can’t he use … to …?”
“Why shouldn’t we use …?”
“What might happen if he …?”

“What could you use if …?”
“The boy is … What could he do to …?”
“What would you do if …?”

Contents/product description – This program can be used with both readers and non-readers alike. Questions are used to guide your child through the thinking process so that he/she will reach the appropriate conclusion without being provided with the answer. It is important for the parent, teacher or clinician to lead the child towards the salient features of the presented problem. It may become necessary for the adult to break down the problem scenario into smaller parts to give the child the opportunity to understand. It is then essential to talk more, at a simple level, in language that the child understands. Rephrasing the information will ensure that the child is able to make inferences, understand the problem and then offer a solution. The large picture sets the scene for the child but does not provide answers. Possible solutions (tools) to each problem are located in the three smaller squares below.

Example of a task/activity

Point to and name the large picture of the loaf of bread. This picture is the feature which the child will need to consider. Now name each of the smaller pictures. The deliberate foil (a slice of bread) may misdirect the child if he/she does not fully understand the question.
This topic is concerned with slicing bread. The following solutions are offered:
• a knife – the correct answer – something used for slicing
• slice of bread – the foil
• a spoon – something that is used for eating but not for slicing bread.


SKU: ST1 Category:


Contents: 37 pages including instructions