Looking for articulation drill games that will keep articulation therapy exciting and productive? Then, you came to the right place.
What articulation drill games do you use in therapy? I am always trying to find articulation drill games to keep my kids motivated to practice their articulation sounds over and over again! Heck, I need motivation to stay encouraged. Do you know how many times a day I use the phrase “say your ____ sound 10 more times”? After the third articulation group, I need a piece of chocolate! I totally feel like this speech pathologist when it comes to running articulation groups! The kids get tired of using picture cards fast, so it’s great when I come up with something fun!!
I thought of a fun game to “trick” my students into producing their sound 100 times…muhaaahhhhhh!
My game is called RACE TO 100. I took a wooden block and taped different numbers to each side of the block. When the students roll the die, they get to color or check off that number of spaces as well as practice their speech sound that many number of times. Whoever gets to 100 first is the winner! Click on the photo above to grab my game template or you can grab it HERE!
*******November 2016 Update********
I created a cute Race To 100 Game Template that is easy to prep! Just print and put in a plastic sheet protector or laminate. Then, you can use this game over and over again during articulation therapy! Click the yellow button to get your free pdf.
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
Summer is just around the corner and it is a great theme to use in therapy! Having summer speech therapy activities to send home as homework are perfect for those summer months. If you are working this summer, then grab some summer speech therapy activities on TPT!!
I started using my summer themed resources this week and plan to use them till the end of May. Check out my round up of free and paid TPT products that I have found to help plan therapy. I have links categorized by target area, so you can easily find the items you need!
Summer Speech Therapy Activities
Planning speech therapy lessons is a whole a lot easier when you pick a theme! If I want to do a BBQ theme, then I try to find resources that will cover goals for my whole caseload. These summer speech therapy activities are listed by target area, so you can quickly find items in the areas you need for your summer theme.
Spring is here for many folks, so it’s time to start grabbing some spring resources for speech therapy! I love spring time because the weather is nice and the sunshine is out! Plus, planning therapy is super easy with a spring theme. When I am planning for speech therapy, I look at my caseload’s target areas of need. Then, I pick some themes that I want to use to target their goals. It makes searching for themed therapy items a lot easier when I know what I am specifically looking for on social media. To help all my SLP’s out, I categorized tons of spring resources for speech therapy by target area, so it is easy to find activities that will meet your student’s needs.
Let’s get a head start on planning therapy before the wave of assessments and IEP’s overtakes our therapy planning time! Here’s my list of great FREE & PAID spring resources for speech therapy!
I am super excited about my newest series of Interactive Articulation Flipbooks! At my elementary charter site, I have a lot of articulation goals, so these are going to help my kiddos stay engaged and work on their goals! My students LOVE using dry erase markers, especially my middle school students. It got me thinking about how to incorporate dry erase markers more in my lessons and that’s how my Interactive Flip Books were created! Print the pages on card stock and laminate for durability. Use a dry erase marker to let kids write on the pages in the flipbook and the erase to use again and again.
I plan on making articulation flipbooks for all the sounds, but started with the ones I needed the most for my caseload! Psst…f,v,sh,ch are coming up next! When I arrived at my elementary charter site this year, there were NO materials. That’s right, NOT-TA! So, I want to make a comprehensive set in the event that I will need more sounds in the future. Ideas for Language Flipbooks have been swirling around in my head and I will one day get to actually creating them. Until then, I want to share the latest round of books with you!
I have 2nd-4th grade that are working on /r/ and are able to read, so I made a set that is for your reader group. Hoping to add the vocalic /r/’s soon! There are word lists, fill in phrases, sentences and stories. This is great for those that do “quick artic”. Snag that set HERE!
My /K,G/ interactive books are filled with word lists, word lists with pictures, fill in the blank words, phrases and picture scenes. I have 3 little ones on my caseload that are going to love using these and will get in lots of repetitions in the process.
I have been hanging some of my frequently used books on my whiteboard with these cool metal hooks from amazon. Best product ever!! I put them on my file cabinet too, so I can hang task cards and my flipbooks!
I have a little group of kindergarten students who have some persisting phonological processes and their parents were asking for additional practice ideas for the home (love parent involvement). My phonology picture flashcards were perfect because they are easy to prep (print n’ go feature), easy to store and quick to complete! I didn’t want to give them homework that was time consuming or would interrupt their schedule, so I thought of giving the parents flashcards that they could store on a key ring and keep in the back seat of the car! That was my original use for these flashcards and then I thought I could use them in therapy as well!!
Each flashcard has 5 pictures of the item, so that the student can practice their word 5 times each (extra productions). I included initial, medial and final position words for the following phonological processes: fronting, final consonant deletion, stopping, cluster reduction, deaffrication, gliding and weak syllable reduction.
At the end of the key ring is a practice makes progress star chart. After the student practices all their sounds, they get to color in a star! I have been using these as “warm up” before we move to a game or activity, so I can make sure to get lots of good productions before all the real action starts!
Your students can color in the pictures as part of the session while you get around to having everyone practice their words. I used these flashcards as helpers for my Valentine’s day craftivities. Most of my kindergarten students can write all their letters, but are still learning how to spell words, so this way they can finish the craft without me having to help them with spelling. They just use their flashcards to find the words!
Grab this Easy to prep phonology set in my TPT store! Enter my giveaway below and 3 lucky peeps will win a copy of this set! What do you do for carryover in therapy? Do you have good parent involvement with home speech practice?