Speech Sound Warm-Up Activity

Speech Sound Warm-Up Activity       Description:  Need an alternative to non-speech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs)?  Research has shown that working on NSOMEs doesn’t actually improve speech production.  However, I know a lot of SLPs like to use them because they serve as a great warm-up to get the child’s attention focused on speech.  So, …

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Speech Intelligibility Activity for Children with Hearing Loss Activity

Speech Intelligibility Activity for Children with Hearing Loss Activity     Description:  If you have a client with hearing loss who has poor speech intelligibility, then this is another area you’ll want to cover.  For this, you’ll want to do a proper evaluation to determine which sounds are in error and which ones are impacting intelligibility …

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Blank Visual Schedule Activity

Blank Visual Schedule Activity     Description:  Here’s a great activity to introduce if you have a child who struggles to stay on task during your therapy sessions.  For this one, you’ll add a few tasks that the child has to do before he gets to choose a reward.  I suggest laminating a page like this …

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First, Then Board Activity

First, Then Board Activity     Description:  Do you have a client who struggles to maintain focus enough to actually work on something with you?  Well, here’s the solution!  A simple first, then board will help you get one simple thing done before the child gets what she wants.  I suggest laminating a page like this …

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Topic Maintenance Railroad Activity

Topic Maintenance Railroad Activity     Description:  This activity is great for younger children who are having trouble with topic maintenance.  For this activity, decide on a topic of conversation with the child. At first, choose topics he/she enjoys. As he/she becomes better at topic maintenance, you can begin to choose topics that interest him/her less. …

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“My Turn” Activity

“My Turn” Activity     Description: Conversational turn-taking is often a skill that is difficult for our children with social impairments.  For this activity, we’ll start at the very beginning.  Get out an activity that the child enjoys but that requires turn taking.  This can be a simple game or even just passing a toy between …

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