Play-Based Activities for Articulation/Phonology Skills

Here is the target selection screen on the Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) app.

When I start working on articulation & phonology skills I start with minimal pair or empty set cards, including the ones I print from the Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) app. Once these are mastered I move to play-based activities to increase generalization and progress in functional activities.

Here are some more ideas for using Toca Life World in speech and language treatment.

Li’l Woodzeez & Calico Critters with Articulation Minis

For patients who are working on articulation/phonology I use the Speech Tree Co. minis (see above) with Li’l Woodzees and Calico Critters. For word-level I’ll tell the child the critters are going to a store and then pretend to be a baby critter and ask about each item (“What’s this?”). For sentence level I’ll ask the child what happened after they get out of the store then ask things like, “Can you believe all the things that baby didn’t know?” or even “She didn’t know what a thermometer was!” to elicit more.

Here are some more ideas for using Li’l Woodzeez and Calico Critters in speech and language treatment.

FREE I Spy Artic Slideshows

Some of my patients love these articulation I Spy slideshows! Having a patient guess my emoji is often the easiest way to get them to say lots of words. When I’m targeting sentences I find making terribly wrong guesses of child’s emoji works best.

Here’s my FREE I Spy Slideshow that you can download and use for yourself!

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