FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE MANUAL
What ages is this manual for?

It is recommended for ages 3 and up; however, It is up to the individual user to determine if the manual is appropriate for their specific client or child. We purposely used real photographs for our images in Step by Step Spatial Concepts, to appeal to both younger children and older students with more complex comprehension challenges.

Do I have to ask every question in the manual?

No. For example, with a younger preschooler, a clinician/parent may simply look at the pictures and talk with the child while emphasizing the concept words. School-age students who have not mastered these key spatial concepts may benefit from using the scripts to ensure adequate trials.  However, we recommend including hands-on learning and use of the target vocabulary in relationship to the child and their physical environment, along with the manual.  For example, when working on through and around, a small object (toy car, ball, etc.) and a paper towel roll can be used to demonstrate the concepts.

Do you provide ideas for additional practice?

We are currently working on a free companion document that will provide ideas for hands-on learning opportunities that support the concepts presented in the manual.  Be sure to check back! 

Do you have more supporting activities to teach spatial concepts?

We are currently developing BOOM Cards™ that can be used for additional practice with your students. Currently there are 2 FREE Companion Boom Cards Sets available. Be sure to visit and follow our https://wow.boomlearning.com/author/thevocalfort!

Can a parent use the manual at home?

Absolutely! Free free to reach out if you have any questions or need suggestions!

Can I photocopy pages to send home with my clients/students for practice?

You may copy pages only for your individual student use. Photocopying the manual in its entirety is strictly prohibited and a violation of copyright, as are all other forms of reproduction and distribution. Please see the Fair Use Doctrine (17 US Code sec. 107).

We have 2 FREE BOOM Cards™ decks available, that can be used for additional practice with your students. Be sure to visit and follow our https://wow.boomlearning.com/author/thevocalfort!

I would like to purchase multiple copies for my school/program. How do I go about doing that?

We accept purchase orders from schools/organizations. All orders must be shipped to a valid school/organization address. All payments are due within 30 days of receiving your shipment.

  1. Click here to download the purchase order form here

  2. Scan and email the completed form to  info@thevocalfort.com.

  3. If you require our W9, please email us at info@thevocalfort.com

Do you offer a digital version?

Not yet, but a digital version of the manual is currently in the works and will be available in May! Please check back soon.

I do teletherapy. How can I use the manual with my clients?

We recommend a document camera to share the images with your clients. A digital version of the manual is in the works and will be available in May, so be sure to check back!

Is this an evidence-based product?

According to ASHA, “The goal of EBP is the integration of: (a) clinical expertise/expert opinion, (b) external scientific evidence, and (c) client/patient/caregiver values to provide high-quality services reflecting the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals we serve” (ASHA, 2004). To locate information and resources to guide decision-making, Speech-language pathologists can use ASHA's Practice Portal.   We’ve included some resource links to get you started here, here, here, here, and here.