Syllable Level Articulation Visual Cue Sheet

Syllable Level Articulation Visual Cue Sheet

We’ve all heard or said, “walk before you run!” As SLPs, we know it’s the same for speech. We learn to say smaller syllables like “sah” or smaller words like “sat” before we say multisyllabic words like “Saturday.” It’s that golden ladder speech sound hierarchy that all SLPs learned and often live by when treating speech delays and articulation disorders. We start by establishing the sound in isolation for our students with speech sound disorders. It might be tricky to decide on syllables or words from there. If we go to syllables, how can we keep our support of our students at this level while also keeping them engaged? My FREE tool, Syllable Level Articulation Activity Worksheet, can help with that. 

Traditional Articulation Therapy Approach Refresh

Following the traditional articulation therapy approach, we move from the smallest unit (a single phoneme) and gradually climb up the speech sound hierarchy. If you remember from grad school, the articulation hierarchy follows this system:

  • Sounds in isolation
  • Syllables
  • Words
  • Phrases 
  • Sentences
  • Reading Paragraphs
  • Conversation
  • Generalization across settings and people

Often, we’ll move right from the isolation level to words. When following the traditional articulation therapy approach, however, we should have the child practice their articulation productions in syllables. By removing the contextualized context, drilling their speech sound in syllables allows the student to focus on the motor patterns. Need more of a refresher on the traditional articulation therapy approach? Check out my blog post about it here.

If you need a visual articulation hierarchy chart, check this free one out from Allison Fors.

Where to Start With Articulation Therapy

Before grabbing the worksheet, you’ll need to determine where to start with your student. The best way to decide where to begin in therapy is to complete baseline testing about where the child is correctly producing the sound. The SLP can determine if the child can discriminate a correct versus incorrect sound production. Then, the SLP can assess if the sound is stimulable in isolation, syllables, words, and so forth. Once you’ve determined their baseline, it’s time to help them climb that ladder!

 

The Syllable Level Articulation Activity worksheet helps both our students and us. We can quickly plan for sessions with little to no prep. Grab the worksheet and

 Amazon affiliate links are provided for your convenience. 

The worksheet helps provide a visual for students while they focus on the motor patterns with their new sound attached to short, long, or mixed vowels in CV or VC syllables.

Tips for Using the Syllable Level Articulation Sheet

Practicing syllables may seem “boring” or even “weird” to some students, but it’s an important step. Explain to your students that these are the building blocks for words. I once had a parent question why I practiced such simple words in therapy with their child. I took the time to explain that practicing their child’s speech sound in syllables would later prepare them for correct productions in multisyllabic words. For example, working on final /s/ syllables such as “ace” could help produce this syllable in acid, baseball, asymmetrical, racing, and replace. After, she was more open and appreciative of the CV and VC words. A few weeks later, she could hear these CV and VC syllables in longer words. Some of our students (or their parents or teachers) might need this explanation, too! For younger students, you should tell them that you’ll be practicing silly nonsense words during the session.

Once you’ve explained your goal for the activity, it’s time to practice. You can pull out the worksheet for drilled practice before between turns in a game or craft. Cycle through each vowel before your student takes a turn. You could also have them repeat one vowel per turn. The choice is yours!

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Additional Articulation Activity Ideas To Do With the Sheet

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If you’re doing more play-based therapy, brainstorm the syllables that might come up during play or that you want to use during the activity. Many of these CV or VC syllables are words that we use daily. For example:

  • Make a car GO. Put a GUY in the car. “Oh no, the car is covered in GOO!”
  • Do you SEE that dino? It is SO cool. What does the dino SAY? The dino’s name is SUE.
  • The dolls are IN the house. Oh NO, the cat is stuck ON the roof. NAH, we can get it down. Ouch! The doll fell on her KNEE. Look, here’s a NEW band-aid to help. Now she’s hungry and needs AN apple.
  • Create silly names for the characters (dolls, dinosaurs, animals, monsters, etc.) you’re using. My dino’s name is SAH! or This animal is POH!

Ensure your worksheet is handy to help your student practice these syllables during play. When the worksheet is out during play, it allows your students to shift their attention to practice and provides a visual.

 

Strategies for Incorporating Self Awareness

Have the child rate their productions with visual supports. You can record your student producing their syllables and then have the student listen to the recording. The student can say or write down the words they said correctly or incorrectly.

Make sure your positive and negative feedback is clear and specific. For example, you can say, “That was a perfect L.” or “Oops, our tongue wasn’t in the right position, so I didn’t hear an L sound.”

Have your students visually see their performance at the end of the session by graphing how well they did or explaining which words they produced correctly.

Once they’ve mastered this syllable level, it’s time for words with their target sound!

Check out the printable and no-print articulation flipbooks if you need articulation word lists. They have word, phrase, and sentence-level practice. 

 

Sticking At The Syllable Level A Little Longer

Practicing at the syllable level provides our practice students with these essential building blocks to larger words. They can focus their energy on the motor plan for their new sounds. Planning sessions around such small syllables can be challenging. Still, the Syllable Level Articulation Activity Worksheet can help give students a visual when practicing during games, a craft, play, or more! How do you practice the syllable level of the Traditional Articulation Therapy Approach? Share your activities and tips in the comments!

Articulation Sentence Level Activities That Are FUN

Articulation Sentence Level Activities That Are FUN

Nothing makes a speech therapy session drag on more than a group of unmotivated students. It’s the worst! You feel like a professional negotiator trying to get your students to practice their speech sounds.

And every week that your students moan and complain is just another unproductive session, and that kills you!

Let’s chat about some articulation sentence-level activities that your students think are FUN. You can secretly get in those high trials during a session without your students knowing they are working hard. Best feeling ever!!

Turn Your Articulation Sentence Practice Into a Challenge

Spice up your articulation therapy sessions with these FUN articulation sentence level activities!

Whenever you can turn an activity into a “challenge,” you aren’t the one telling them what they have to do. You are inviting your students to partake in a contest. And, I don’t know about you, but when someone presents something as a competition, I am more fired up to try it!

It would help if you had some sound-loaded sentences, a timer, and a clicker to track trials. These digital clickers on Amazon are the best (Amazon affiliate link included.) You can create sentences with your students before the challenge or use some already done for you, like these Articulation Sentence Challenge Sheets. They also come with half-sized homework sheets, so it’s easier for you to create a home practice program.

Set the timer and have students see how many sentences they can get in a minute. Explain that you want them to go slow enough to get the correct production because going fast while saying the words with an incorrect sound isn’t the point!

After the minute is up, calculate their score. Then, try to beat it by doing another minute. You can continue doing this for up to 5 minutes. As you show your students their trial scores, you can also discuss how it doesn’t take that long to practice every day.

Have sound loaded sentences to use in your speech sound sessions. Get higher trials with these articulation sentence level activities.

Get Silly With Your Articulation Sentences by Using Real Images

Whether conducting a mixed group or a teletherapy session, you can use actual photos to work on sentences. Using pictures can be a great mixed group activity because your language students can answer wh-questions, describe by attributes or work on grammar concepts.

Have your students brainstorm words that have their sounds and then they can make a collage of real photos on a Google Slide or PowerPoint.

After creating a collage, you can create silly sentences, create a funny story or describe them by attributes at the sentence level. If you need a Google Slide template for a brainstorming activity, all the digital speech folder resources have sentence-level activities including the brainstorming template!

Spice up your articulation therapy sessions with these FUN articulation sentence level activities!

Use Mini Trinkets to Create Sentences

For those of you new to hearing about mini trinkets or on the fence if you should get them, let me encourage you to jump on the mini trinket train! My younger and older students like them. And, when I pull out the “I Spy” sensory bin, it can become a station activity while I work with another student in the mixed group.

Students can search for mini items that have their target sound. Then, we use those items to create structured sentences or create a story sentence by sentence. To read more about mini trinkets, check out this blog post.

Find Sound Loaded GIFS to Create Sentences

What is so great about using GIFS in therapy is that you can create these in Google Slides and then re-use them repeatedly!

GIFS are more engaging than real photos because they move on the screen. So, you can use a list of your student’s target speech sounds and search for GIFS (just be careful to search for GIFS with your students because there can be inappropriate images that pop up.)

Students can answer wh-questions or create sentences with the target word. Need help with adding a GIF to a Google Slide? Check out this tutorial on my YouTube channel and watch this video at around the 8-minute mark.

Need Some More High Trial Speech Therapy Ideas?

Spice up your articulation therapy sessions with these FUN articulation sentence level activities!

If you need some more articulation therapy ideas that get you high trials and are kid-approved, check out these blog posts below:

Articulation Ideas That Will Get High Trials

Sound Loaded Picture Scenes

Articulation Carryover Activities

What articulation sentence activities do your students love to use? If you have a fun game or therapy idea, share it in the comments below or tag me on social media @thedabblingspeechie

Articulation Crafts for Speech Therapy That Get High Trials!

Articulation Crafts for Speech Therapy That Get High Trials!

When your students start to whine about practicing their speech sounds, it usually means you need to change things up in your speech sessions. But it can be hard to find ways to make it FUNctional for their speech sound goals, right? Today, you will learn how to make some articulation crafts for speech therapy using paper plates that will increase trials and become a therapy tool for your sessions!

Craft Supplies You Need to Make Your Articulation Crafts

You need two paper plates for this craft (use the thin white ones), a glue stick, scissors, markers, and a word list with your student’s speech sounds.

If your students struggle with reading words, you can print out sheets of pictures with their speech sounds. You can use the Any Craft Companion to cover many speech and language goals.

I use the articulation flipbooks for the word lists, as they have word and picture-word lists. You can get the printable version or the NO PRINT version.

For other articulation crafts using paper plates, here are some art supplies to have on hand:

Have a low prep articulation craft for speech therapy that makes getting high trials easy!

Speech Therapy Craft Idea for Any Sound!

First, you will cut slits around one of the paper plates. The plate with the slits will be your top plate.

You will have your students write or glue their speech words around the plate with the bottom plate.

Then, put glue in the middle of the bottom plate. Attach the top plate with the slits to the glue on the base plate.

Your students can then flip the slits to reveal their speech words.

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How to Use Your Articulation Crafts in Speech Therapy

Easy paper plate articulation craft that will get high trials!

Once your students make their flip-flap speech challenge craft, set a timer for one minute and see how many words they can practice in a minute.

Use the craft as a warm-up each session to review speech sound practice or see if they can beat their previous score.

Instead of writing their speech words on the bottom plate, write different numbers around the plate. Then, write or glue their words on the top flaps. Whatever number you wrote behind the word is the number of times your students must practice their speech words.

Don’t worry about prepping homework because this articulation craft can be sent home as a home program activity for each day!

Need More Ideas for How To Adapt This Speech Therapy Craft for Language Goals?

You can also use this craft to cover grammar and morphology goals and I am sure you can get creative for other goals too! You could also do this with categories. What other goals could you do this speech therapy craft? Let me know in the comments.

Make easy articulation crafts that get high trials.

Articulation Crafts Using Paper Plates

Articulation Organization Containers That Store LOTS of Items

Articulation Organization Containers That Store LOTS of Items

When it comes to treating students with speech sound disorders, I like to have all my tools in one spot. Having an on-the-go container with my articulation materials together allows me to easily grab what I need during a small group or when I am working with a student in a hallway for quick articulation.

I find with articulation organization that having everything in one spot saves me time with putting materials away, transporting materials to classrooms or schools and cuts down my lesson planning time. Today, I wanted to show you how you can make an articulation organization storage container to keep all your speech therapy materials together for the school year.

Where to Find Articulation Organization Storage Bins

When it comes to organizing a lot of random materials that need to stay together, I found that using storage bins that have latches on the tops are really helpful. You don’t want to be carrying materials and drop the container with the lid popping off. 

So, I have found that the 6.2 quart Latchmate storage boxes by Recollections from Michael’s or the 14.5 quart Latchmate storage boxes were the best.

If you need a storage box that can keep your small visuals and reinforcer materials, then the smaller box works well! For SLPs that want to be able to keep some folders, visuals, reinforcers and task card type materials, then the larger 14.5 quart box would be a good investment.

The smaller box would probably store better, but the larger container would help you have materials for multiple sounds to grab when you needed it for speech sessions.

Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.

Articulation Organization Container Tip!

Articulation organization storage that can help you run quick articulation groups with ease!

The main reason that the Recollections storage bins are my favorite are because of the trays that fit perfectly in the container!

This allows you to keep mini items such as mini erasers, wind-up toys, and magnetic chips (Amazon Affiliate links are included) organized in their own compartment. The only drawback is that it does take up space in the bin, so you have to lay items flat on the bottom in order to fit tasks cards and tools for speech sound disorder therapy.

Favorite Items to Store for Getting High Trials

As clinicians, we know that with many speech sound disorders, students need to get high trials to help achieve mastery of the sound and carryover into conversation. Whether you are using a minimal pairs approach, cycles, traditional, etc. you want your students to practice a LOT in a session.

In order to help make that process a little more motivating and productive, having tools to use for those high trials is key to therapy success. So, I like to have a variety of materials available to switch out if the child isn’t like something that I picked for the day.

Here are some items I love to have in my storage bins for high trials in speech therapy (Amazon Affiliate Links):

Pop Sensory Fidget Toy

Dice

Digital counter

Magnetic chips

Dry erase markers to use with my Articulation Flipbooks

DIY Abacus

Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.
Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.

For more ideas on how to get high trials, you can check out this blog post HERE. I even have scored with getting high trials using paper plates!

Materials You Can Store in Your Articulation Storage Container

Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.

With the larger storage box, you can store your iPad and task card type materials. Having visual sentence strips for students working at the phrase level is great to have on hand. You can use these ones in my store that come as printable and digital options.

You can store speech sound cue cards from Bjorem Speech. With the larger 14.5 quart container, you can even store a slant stand to have a mirror and dry erase board on the go. They also have these cool double-sided clips that you can show minimal pair cards or sound cues. Here are some other cool ways you can use these clips!

I found an 8-inch abacus that fits in the larger storage container and is great for getting those high trials quickly. Having tools like this pair really well with my No Print and Printable Articulation Flipbooks.

It’s also nice to be able to store some reinforcer type materials such as ball poppers or mini puppets.

Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.

Keep Your Speech Sound Materials in the Large Bin

When you have a lot of students working on the same articulation sound or phonological process, you can make speech folders for those sounds and store them in the larger bin.

I found that this helps me with planning therapy for several sessions because I can grab the stimulus items, homework sheets, visual reminders, or self awareness rating visuals all together. You can read more about setting these up HERE.

What would you store in your articulation organization storage bin? I would love to know what tools and materials you have found helpful for your students. Let me know if you have any questions about setting up your articulation system in the comments.

Check out how to setup your articulation on-the-go containers to make planning therapy easier.
Sound Loaded Picture Scenes for Articulation Speech Therapy

Sound Loaded Picture Scenes for Articulation Speech Therapy

Have you been hitting some walls with finding sound loaded picture scenes for speech therapy to help you target speech sounds at the sentence and conversation levels? Nothing drags me down more than NOT having engaging activities for my articulation students. Plus, if I don’t have articulation materials to help me collect production data, I sweat bullets as the progress reports become due.

That’s why I love finding sound loaded picture scenes that naturally present sound practice opportunities for my students. Using picture scenes to work on articulation can help you get those high trials in a session and keep your students motivated to practice in a session.

Articulation picture scenes as a progress monitoring tool for connected speech! They can be quick to administer and give ya the data you need to share a student’s progress on goals.

I tend to follow a traditional articulation approach for my students with 1-2 sound errors.

Free Sound Loaded Scenes for Articulation

Don’t you just want to tell everyone when you find a good, FREE activity that will cover your therapy goals for weeks? I know I sure do!On the Facebook Page, OMAZing Kids, there are LOTS of free picture scenes

You can save these as JPGs on your computer and upload them to a Google Slide. If you right click and select “change background,” you can choose the picture scene image to make the background of the Google Slide be the picture scene. 

In the notes section of the Google Slide, you can write a list of target words that can be used to describe the picture scene by sound to reference when you use it with a student.

Check out how I found picture scenes to work on articulation carryover. You can also use these articulation picture scenes to work on fluency and language goals.

Informal Articulation Screener with a Picture Scene

Use this informal articulation screener to assess in connected speech with the picture scene

When doing an informal articulation screener, you want to see what sounds your students may have errors during connected speech. Part of the informal quick articulation screener has word-level stimulus items and a sound-loaded scene with a list of stimulus words to get the student to elicit. By getting a quick conversation sample, you can further probe to see if there are persisting articulation and phonology errors that may not have come up in the word screener portion. 

Sound Loaded Scenes for Articulation Carryover

When I have students at the sentence level that need to start moving over into more spontaneous conversation, I like to use sound loaded picture scenes to help create increased opportunities to practice the target sound.

Using sound loaded articulation scenes has been great to use with my students who are not yet reading, but need to practice their sound in multiple sentences.

All of my No Print and printable articulation flipbooks contain two picture scenes per sound.

These sound loaded scenes have helped me take data on goals and a quick probe to see if the sounds are emerging into new positions.

Check out how I found picture scenes to work on articulation carryover. You can also use these articulation picture scenes to work on fluency and language goals.

Articulation Picture Scenes For Speech Sounds

Instead of spending hours making your own articulation picture scenes, just use these sound-loaded ones that are ready to go! Imagine all the things you can do by saving time…..pedicures, leisure reading, making that afternoon workout class…it’s worth it to have these scenes. Try the L Articulation Flipbook for FREE. Not only can you work on articulation sounds at the sentence and conversation level, you can work on describing skills too.

No Print Articulation Flipbooks

Printable Articulation Flipbooks

Have articulation picture scenes for practicing at the sentence and conversation level.
Get some free L articulation scenes for sentence and conversation practice.

Picture Scenes Speech Therapy Materials With Magazines

Check out how I found picture scenes to work on articulation carryover. You can also use these articulation picture scenes to work on fluency and language goals.

As a kid, I LOVED the Highlights magazine. Did you know that there are hidden picture scenes and other short stories with picture scenes that you can use to work on articulation carryover?

The Highlights magazine has a variety of stories and activities that you can use to cover a lot of goals in therapy. There is a hidden pictures game on their website and you can access a ton of their hidden pictures and picture puzzles apps for under $5 a month.

For example, this comic strip story would be perfect for students working on /sh/!

Check out how I found picture scenes to work on articulation carryover. You can also use these articulation picture scenes to work on fluency and language goals.

Where Do You Find Picture Scenes for Speech Therapy?

Do you have some articulation picture scenes you love to use for articulation carryover?

You can never have TOO many picture scenes. Let me know in the comments so of your faves! 

It’s easy to find Prek-2nd grade level picture scenes. I would love to find some more scenes that are middle school and high school level.

If you need more ideas on articulation carryover with your older students, here is a good blog post to check out.

Get some FREE L picture scenes speech therapy materials for carryover.
Winter Articulation Activities That Will Get High Reps

Winter Articulation Activities That Will Get High Reps

Are you struggling with finding quick and engaging activities that will motivate your students to keep practicing their sound in syllables or words? Well, don’t worry, SLP. I got you! This post is all about winter articulation activities you can use to get high reps in therapy.

We all know that when working with speech sound disorders that high repetitions lead to better carryover. But, how to get that little one excited about saying that sound or list of words over and over and over again?

You can use manipulatives and reinforcer games to keep your students motivated to practice. Sometimes we have exhausted all of our therapy tools to keep therapy fresh. Today, I want to share all my winter articulation activities that will help you achieve high trials with your students.

And dare I say, you might have some FUN too? When we are engaged, our students are much more likely to be engaged.

Amazon affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience. If you purchase under my link, it costs you nothing. I get a small commission from sharing. 

Getting High Repetitions is Important

When treating speech sound disorders high repetitions are very important to make progress with articulation, phonology, and apraxia of speech. In particular, when treating apraxia, much of the research says that we need to have shortened, more frequent sessions that focus on the high intensity of repetitive practice. Check out more info on ASHA’s website HERE.

If you are needing some tips for how to structure your sessions to help get higher trials, check out this post from Adventures in Speech Pathology HERE

You may be thinking, “I know I need to get more trials, but how do I get my students motivated?” HERE is a post with easy ways you can get those 100 trials during your session that will keep your students engaged. 

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

Winter Articulation Activities to Get High Reps

This year, I have a student with apraxia on my caseload. I have been on the hunt for ways that are quick and easy to get those trials and help her know when the activity is complete. Check out some of the activities we have been doing with a winter theme!

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Winter Articulation Activities with Snowmen

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Get High Reps Feeding a Snowman

Our snowman, Frank loves to eat snowballs. He thinks they are tasty and they keep him feeling cold! We have to feed him lots of snowballs to help him not melt.

I used my feed the snowman printable from my snowman push-in language lesson plan pack and white pom pom balls from my sensory bin! The speech sound cue cards are from Bjorem Speech Therapy. You can grab the cards HERE.

This is also a helpful YouTube video explaining more about the cards you can check out.

Winter Snowball Fight with Articulation Reps

Tell your students that they need to get ready for the ultimate snowball fight! They have to practice their sounds in order to earn a snowball. Each time they practice a sound, they put a snowball in the bucket.

Or, you can have them say their sound “5 times” before earning some snowballs. Once all the snowballs are in the bucket, they are ready to throw them. You can set a plastic container upright and allow them to throw a snowball in one at time. 

If you want to get even more articulation repetitions with this winter articulation activity, then have your student practice their sound each time they take a snowball out to throw.

The articulation stimulus word page is from my Any Craft Companion Pack. I use dot markers as a way to keep little hands engaged or you can use different colors to give visual feedback about their productions. 

For the snowballs, you can use Cotton Balls or these fun snowballs that are on Amazon.

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

Winter Articulation Activities with Snowballs 

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

Why not let your kids actually throw snowballs at kids?

Have your students earn snowballs to throw at the kids in the snowball fight. To keep the kids standing up, you can attach them to Photo holders or use binder clips.

Have your students practice their sound five times each or go through a list of words. Then, they get to collect a snowball. Once they have enough snowballs, they can try to knock down all of the kids.

You can use cotton balls of fluffy snowballs. If you need lists of words or pictures, I like using my Phonology flashcards or my Articulation Flashcards for R because I can add them to my student’s speech folder and also send home for additional practice.

For your students working on /s, z/, /sh, ch/, and / th/, I have a FREE set of flashcards HERE

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

Winter Articulation Activities with Pipe Cleaners

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

Pipe Cleaner Articulation Icicle Activity

Use pipe cleaners to create icicles and have your students’ string beads on the icicle as they practice their sounds.

I twisted the pipe cleaner on my fingers to make a swirling effect. You can either have your students practice their sound and then earn a bead to string or they can practice their sound in isolation, syllables or words while they slide the bead down the pipe cleaner. 

It’s nice to have pictures in front of the students while they practice. The pictures in the photo are from my Sentence Starters and have lots of sentence frames for different articulation sounds. Grab it HERE

For your students that can work independently, this can be a great articulation station. Want to learn more about how to use articulation centers in your sessions? Head to this blog post HERE

Need free articulation ideas that will help your students get high repetitions? Try these winter articulation activities with your students and watch how you can increase articulation trials with ease. When your students have motivating winter articulation activities, they will want to keep practicing their sounds in speech therapy. #slpeeps #speechsounddisorders #apraxia #articulation #phonologydisorder #winteractivities #speechtherapy #speechies #schoolslp #cfyslp #preschoolslp #elementaryslp

What’s Your Favorite Winter Articulation Activities?

Which winter articulation activity are you going to use with your students? I would love to know how it goes! Tag me on social media @thedabblingspeechie

Share how you are getting high repetitions in your speech sessions? How have you found success motivating your younger students? What strategies do you use with your older students? I would love to know your rock star SLP tips!

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