Effective Use of Questions to Extend Verbal Reasoning

In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Angharad Welch to discuss verbal reasoning and how to use questions to help extend these skills.

Verbal reasoning is understanding what has been said. Verbal reasoning is similar to comprehension, it is what phonology is to phonics. If a pupil is struggling to understand the world around them or make predictions, this will have a huge impact on their development. A pupil needs to be able to observe, then compare and then use expressive language. There is a lot going on, there is a lot to unpick and questions are key to this development. You can use questions to help support a pupils understanding, but not all questions are equal.


Angharad Welch isa Speech and Language Therapist who runs Find the Key Speech and Language Therapy. Angharad has worked with a number of organisations including NASEN and ourselves at B Squared, she also speaks at various events. 

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