Are you tired of your “usual” activities for articulation and language therapy? Kim, the Activity Tailor has something new and fun for your students. Her newest product, Pathways for Articulation and Language, is versatile, quick to prep and can be used in a group of students with mixed goals. In my opinion, those are the main criteria for a great product!
Included in the articulation section of this packet are all of the most commonly targeted speech sounds: Initial and final TH, SH, CH, L, K, multiple boards for initial and final S and initial R. Additionally, there are boards for many post-vocalic R phonemes – medial/final EAR, medial/final AIR, medial/final OR, medial/final AR and medial/final ER. Look at the photo below. Do you see my student’s great idea? Use an ABAB pattern while creating a path! I had more than one student come up with this idea independently.
Boards for categories, antonyms and synonyms are also included. My student enjoyed making paths across one of the categories boards. We had enough time to complete three paths. In addition to naming the group/category of the pictured item, I also had her name two other items that go in the same category. There was a lot of excellent practice in a short period of time.
Brainstorm! One more variation that occurred to me very early this morning: Ask your student to choose the starting square and then YOU choose the ending square. I would choose an ending square that creates something other than a straight (and longer!) path across the board. And, yes, this means there will be more opportunities to practice!
Pathways for Articulation and Language is an excellent, versatile product that you can use for articulation and language students on your caseload. It’s a lot of therapy materials for a great price!
Want to win a copy of one of these great products? Well, you might be in luck. Kim and I are hosting a “Happy Hour,” giveaway event this Friday, May 1st. To win your own copy of Cycles for FCD or Pathways for Articulation and Language and kick off the weekend with a very happy Happy Hour, leave a comment below letting us know where you like to hike. Name your favorite trail or location! I’ll choose the winners at random. You have until 5pm (PT) on Friday, May 1, 2015 to enter by commenting below!