Language Games

One can basically make any game an articulation game. When it’s the child’s turn they have to say their articulation cards and then they get to roll the dice, or whatever it is blah, blah, blah.  These games are as boring for me as they are for the children.  That being said, occasionally this speech lady is too exhausted to get her creative powers going.  Check out my low-tech games for some more interesting go-to games. 
Ok, it’s time to get to the point of this post.  Sometimes it’s harder to target specific language goals through games, so here are some that I like to use with my kids.
Guess Who?
Great game for asking questions, using descriptive words, looking at facial features, and inferencing.
Headbanz
Another great game for asking questions, talking about function of an object and using descriptive words.
Apples to Apples
Great for working on “why”, inferencing etc. 

Conversation Chutes and Ladders

I am really lucky in that my school district has a program for children with Autism and children that have social deficits.  It is called SCORES and there are teachers trained to work solely on social skills.  I know, right… be so jealous!  Not only do the kids on my caseload get direct teaching of social skills from this wonderful woman, but she’s also super fun, creative and a great friend.  Angela is the lady to go to for social skill building activities.  I have learned so much from her!  Here is her website, but more specifically here is her conversation skill game for Chutes and Ladders. 
What about you all? What are your go-to games for language?

2 comments:

  1. I'll definitely check out the social skills site - what an awesome program!

    I use exactly the same games in exactly the same ways :) I had a hard time converting Apples to Apples to therapy however, because I actually have a private practice and do one on one therapy. Some games are just meant to be in a group! Another one that I use a lot with older kids is In a Pickle. It's a great langauge game, but can also be modified for artic work - I specifically use it for R and ER.

    I love your blog! Thanks for the posts!

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  2. I was really excited to look at the site to learn about Conversation Chutes and Ladders. My almost 5 year old daughter has ASD, and her upcoming SLP goals are all conversation related. The link to Angela's website isn't working. Do you know if there's somewhere else I can find the info? Thank you so much!

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