Tools for the SLP

Therapy Activities

Therapy activity that targets expressive language

Formulating questions:

The student will to ask a question using the both of the words provided for each number (see picture below). This activity is targeting formulation of grammatically correct, semantically and pragmatically appropriate questions. This can also be done using noun/adjective flashcards for a more interactive activity. This would allow them to practice asking questions in a group or one-on-one with a peer.

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Expanding Expressions Tool:

This is a multi sensory tools that helps with listening comprehension and oral and written language skills. In the picture below you can see that this tool is made of 7 different categories and colors. Once the student knows what each color means they are able to use this as a reminder to include all elements when providing a detailed description of something. These are the categories and colors,

Green - Group: What group does it belong to?

Blue- Do: What do you do with it/ what does it do?

What does it look like?: What size, shape, and color

What is it made of?: what is it made of or come from?

Pink parts: what are its parts?

White where: Where do you find it?

What else do I know?: Provide other information/ fun fact

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Therapy activity that targets receptive language

Following directions & receptive language:

This is an activity designed for younger students. In this activity the student be given a picture and a set of directions describing how to color the picture. For example, the directions might say, " color the tree truck brown" or "color the sun yellow". This targets the students receptive language and ability to following directions, but can also be used to target vocabulary.

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Therapy Activity that targets articulation

"Th story activity"

This is a cut out and paste activity that targets the "th" sound in all word positions. This activity can be altered to fit a student in any grade or with any interest. The story could be used as a review of a story read in class or with information from a lesson from class.

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Therapy activity that targets executive functioning skills

Executive Function Checklist:

This is a tool SLPs and special educators can use this check list as an informal assessment tool to help determine if the student has any executive function issues and if so, where the deficits are. This check list is organized by age and provides a list of age appropriate functions for each age range.