We’ve all been there. After months of drill and practice and tongue depressors, he’s finally got his /r/ sound! He can say it in words, in phrases, even sentences and short conversations. You’re thinking he’s definitely on his way out the door with a “graduation” certificate soon. Then you see him in the hallway. He grins at you, waves his hand cheerfully, and says, “Hey, Miss Lauwen! I was just going to the bathwoom and getting a dwink of watew.”
Uuuggghhhh! It seems like the second they leave the speech room, everything the’ve been learning and practicing goes out the window. This is exactly why I like to get my kids out of the speech room every so often to reinforce their articulation skills.
If you aren’t sure how to do that, my new download will be a big help! Check out Carry-Over Activities for Articulation. 🙂 It’s all black and white, so NO colored ink required for this one!
This packet comes with 4 activities that get kids up and out of the speech room to address the carry-over of their target sounds. Activities are included for /r, s, l, k, sh, ch, th/ and blends.
I begin by having my students choose a card and highlight all the words with their target sound. We then role play with echo microphones or other props. After they’ve rehearsed, I take them out into the hallways to find as many people to interact with as possible. OR I let them make an actual phone call (if I feel they can handle it).
You can also record them using your phone or iPad for them to review afterward. This helps with self-rating and monitoring.
The kit includes 4 types of cards:
1. Interview a Friend – Students ask other students questions and wait for their responses. They rate themselves using the smiley faces afterward.
2. Make a Phone Call – Kids call a local store and ask a question that contains lots of their target sounds. This one is usually harder since they’re often nervous when calling.
3. Give Information – Students can find a faculty member, janitor, or other student and read them the information on the card.
4. Tell a Joke – Students tell a joke to another student or faculty member that they see in the hallway.
I try to have them find as many people as they can to ask the questions. The more they practice the better, right? Most of the cards are shorter so your non-readers can quickly memorize the sentences with a little help from you.
They can rate themselves afterwards using the smily faces on their card.
I’ve also included some data tracking cards for the therapist or students to see a visual of how they’re doing.
What do you think? You can grab this packet at my TPT store HERE!
Oh, and I’ve got a free copy for a random blog follower as well! Just comment below to enter and I’ll pick a winner in a bit.