SRN Linky party: Games I like!
Speech Room News hosted a linky party last Friday. The topic: Games I like!
So I thought I’d share some of my favorite games I like to use in speech therapy.
Note: All pictures are courtesy of Amazon.com
Here we go!
1. Guesstures: who doesn’t love this game? A fun charades game where my students read the word and act it out for fellow peers to guess. I love this game b/c I wan’t to see if my students have effective gestural language. We are also focused on language but many of our language delayed kiddos struggle with nonverbal language as well so I like this game for that. Also gives me insight into problem solving and reasoning skills when the students are guessing.
2. Taboo: is another one of my favorites for language delayed kiddos, social skills, articulation, fluency (timed game). However, b/c so many of my language delayed kids struggle with describing objects, I will allow them to use the “forbidden” words on the cards as their starting off point. As students begin to get better at describing objects they will no longer have to use these words. If I want to see if a student can describe objects using the most salient descriptors, I just omit the game cards….write the objects down on sheets of paper and still use the timer and buzzer (we love to buzz our friends when they get it wrong…all in good fun though!)
No comments yet.