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Sound Loaded Stories

Reading is a great way to target speech and language goals. This particular website lists ideas for books to read that are loaded with a particular sound. These kinds of books are especially great for articulation practice. Check your child’s IEP to find out the specific sounds they are targeting in therapy. If you’re still not sure, contact your child’s Speech-Language Pathologist to find out what sounds your child is working on.

Is this a good conversation?

This is a great video from The Big Bang Theory about turn taking and listening to your partner. Show it to your child and ask them the following questions:

  • Are they talking about the same topic?
  • Is this conversation going well? Why or why not?
  • How Leonard is feeling when Sheldon doesn’t listen?
  • How is Sheldon feeling during the conversation?
  • What should Sheldon do differently?

Bean Bag Toss

Here is a game you can set up while you are practicing your child’s goals. For example, if they say their sound correctly, they get a turn to make it in the bowl for points. If they say a complete, grammatically correct sentence, they take a turn, etc. Whoever has the most points, wins! You could use this game with almost any goal to motivate your child to practice.