Who Do You Know?

Music Therapy who question videos & songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will answer who questions about community helpers.
Domains: Language, Academics

Many students struggle to understand the difference between various “WH” questions: Who? Where? What? When? Why? The first three of these (who, where, what) are commonly answered with nouns (person, place, thing). What? was previously addressed with What Do You Use? Where? was previously addressed with Where Do You Go? This project is about people.

A difficulty in asking who questions is that the people an educator knows may be different than the people a student knows and vice versa. I know Patrick. Do you know my friend Patrick? I don’t think you do. You may even know a different Patrick that I don’t know. Will teaching a student to identify a picture of my friend Patrick be helpful to them? No. So asking about Patrick is probably not a good idea.

Like it or not, our society often identifies people by their occupations, so this is a good workaround to be able to learn how to answer who questions. Who Do You Know? teaches 16 common community helpers: barber, cashier, chef, dentist, firefighter, janitor, librarian, lifeguard, mail carrier, mechanic, photographer, pilot, police officer, reporter, teacher, and vet.

Previous versions of this song used gender-biased job titles. The reason for this was to make it easier for students with speech issues. Example: “fireman,” a 3-syllable word, is easier to say than “firefighter,” a 5-syllable word. However, I believe kids should learn these gender-neutral terms now and understand that careers are not restricted by a person’s gender. Accommodations for speech were made when possible. “Vet” is used rather than the lengthy title “veterinarian.”

The chorus of the song establishes that the answers to Who questions are People, as opposed to Where questions answered with Places or What questions answered with Things. Each question is repeated twice for students who need that processing time or who may have deficits in attention. The questions are structured so that they usually end with the key nouns needed to answer… Teeth? Dentist! … Pool? Lifeguard! … Airplane? Pilot! … School? Teacher!

The sentence starter “I know a” allows verbal students to answer in a complete sentence and work on increasing length of utterance in a structured format. It also reinforces the fact that we know people.

There are a total of 16 Who questions. These are split into 4 videos, 4 questions per video. Each of these videos come in 3 versions for a total of 12 videos. 4 are teaching videos – the correct answers are sung and shown. 4 are receptive videos – the student can answer verbally or by pointing to a field of 4 potential answers. 4 are expressive videos – no answer choices are given and the child must answer verbally.

Songs are included with the download, 2 songs corresponding to each of the 4 sets of 4 questions, one with sung answers and one with the answers removed. There are also 3 songs with the key question vocals removed, so that you can ask 4, 8, or 16 questions of your choosing.

The goal is for students to progress through the various versions of the videos and songs. You may begin with the teaching videos to allow students to get familiar with the structure of the song and the various questions and answers. Depending on the child you are working with, you may utilize the included question flashcards, answer visuals, or eventually even reach the point where no visual supports are needed. The hope is that after these questions are mastered, students will be able to answer more specific questions related to their lives. Who do you know that bakes the best cookies? I know my grandma. Who do you know that takes Karate lessons? I know my brother. Who do you know that sings and plays guitar? I know Jeff.

Download includes:

  • 12 Who Do You Know? videos [mp4 video files]
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (teaching)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (receptive)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (expressive)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (teaching)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (receptive)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (expressive)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (teaching)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (receptive)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (expressive)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (teaching)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (receptive)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (expressive)
  • 11 Who Do You Know? songs [mp3 audio files]
    • Who Do You Know? 1
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (fill-in-the-blank)
    • Who Do You Know? 2
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (fill-in-the-blank)
    • Who Do You Know? 3
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (fill-in-the-blank)
    • Who Do You Know? 4
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (fill-in-the-blank)
    • Who Do You Know? (4 questions)
    • Who Do You Know? (8 questions)
    • Who Do You Know? (16 questions)
  • 7 What Do You Use answer visuals [PDF]
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 & 2 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 & 4 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 – 4 (small)
  • 12 What Do You Use question visuals [PDF]
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 1 (small)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 2 (small)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 3 (small)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (large)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (medium)
    • Who Do You Know? 4 (small)
  • 4 Who Do You Know? lyrics [PDF]
    • Who Do You Know? 1
    • Who Do You Know? 2
    • Who Do You Know? 3
    • Who Do You Know? 4
  • 4 Who Do You Know? lyrics & chords [PDF]
    • Who Do You Know? 1
    • Who Do You Know? 2
    • Who Do You Know? 3
    • Who Do You Know? 4
  • Who Do You Know? Question & Answer Guide

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