Are you tired of messing around with traditional vocabulary instruction?
Vocabulary is such a hard skill to teach our students with disabilities. Typically the tradition routes don't work. Over the years I've had several kiddos who can read any word you put in front of them. One of my 3rd graders was able to decode all of the words in the Brigance Assessment all the way to 10th grade.
The problem was though that the words he could decode got lost in translation.... or should I say comprehension. Vocabulary is the essential foundation of comprehension. Many of our students struggle with comprehension because they lack the essential vocabulary to make sense of what they hear.
As teachers I think it is hard to remember that just because our students can decode words doesn't mean that they can comprehend them. That's a key distinction that many of the first and second year teachers I work with sometimes forget.