Having materials to use with group therapy can be tricky at times. If you are able to pair articulation and phonology students together, it can be hard to plan group lessons when all the students are working on a different sound, need a slightly different approach to therapy or are varying levels of skill mastery.
Let’s not even go down the mixed group situation when every student has a completely different target area lol.
These are the problems I face as a school based SLP. Then, on top of trying to increase repetitions, I also have to make time for data collection. It can be overwhelming especially if you’re caseload is growing past 55.
Articulation Flipbooks Help You Lesson Plan Easily
I created interactive articulation flipbooks to have something I could consistently pull out for students to work on during the session. I felt much more confident as an SLP knowing that my students were focused on their goals even if I was working with another student. Students became familiar with the routine of the session because I used the flipbooks as a warm up or closing activity to the session.
3 Ways To Use Articulation Flipbooks In Speech
Use the word lists in the books as an auditory bombardment listening warm up for your students with phonological processes. Have student turn on their listening ears and listen to you model words with target sound. You can also have students identify if you produced the sound correctly (auditory discrim). Use the word lists as a guide, so you don’t have to rack your brain thinking of target words.
When you need to progress monitor students or do a data probe, use these articulation flipbooks as an independent work station. When I did this with my kindergarten students, it was amazing to see them quiet and engaged in working on their sound. The kids seriously love using dry erase markers. In the picture above, I put dots for the productions that were correct for easy data collection.
I use the phrases and picture scenes to work on generalizing the student’s articulation skills beyond the word level. If I have a mixed group, I will also use my flip books to work on building MLU and use the stimulus pictures to target vocabulary and grammar goals.
Lastly, these flipbooks can be loaned out to families and teachers to have available for students to practice in the classroom or home setting. This provides a clear and structured way your students can get daily practice in with his/her sound. Plus, the teacher will like that the activities have spelling incorporated in the book.
Want to Try Out Articulation Flipbooks With Your Students?
If you are new to interactive articulation flipbooks, try out my L Flipbook for FREE. You will see an increase in getting higher production repetitions in a shorter amount of time.
And, I don’t know what it is about using dry erase markers, but adding that privilege of using them truly makes the kids more engaged with practicing. I am currently in love with Ultra Fine Dry Erase markers (amazon affiliate) for my articulation flipbooks.
How have you been utilizing my interactive articulation flip books in your therapy rooms? I would love to see your pictures in action on instagram. Just tag me @thedabblingspeechie