Articulation Cans | a speech therapy DIY you'll use forever

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Mia McDaniel
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PreK - 5th, Homeschool
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Are you and your students tired of flipping cards? This just may change your SLP life! Want to spice up your articulation drill? Then this resource is for you! These cans and sticks came about because using the same old articulation cards was getting old. I switched to cans full of tongue depressors that contain target sounds {pictures} on them to use for therapy, and they immediately changed my students' engagement in therapy! They can change yours, too! Many SLPs use this resource for language or mixed groups, too.

⚠️ Download or view the preview for a closer look, and read about how to make and use this resource.

What's in this download?

Images for 210 tongue depressors that change wooden sticks from tongue depressors to articulation sticks!

► Images for theses sounds are included: /r/, vocalic r, /r/ blends, /s/, /z/, /s/ blends, sh, ch, j, /l/, /l /blends, /k/, /g/, /f/, /v/, /t/, /d/, /b/, and /p/

► 2 pages for your students to sort their sticks by position (or "where" they hear the word when addressing phonological awareness)

► 1 page for students to write sentences with the word on the sticks they pick (if desired)

► A master list of words for each sound

► A "Whoo can say their speech sounds?" sign to post with your cans (if desired)

► Printable labels for the cans

What's not in this download?

The cans, tongue depressors, adhesive or paper you may choose to wrap the cans with are obviously not included :)

To read all about the DIY and multiple ways to use these cans, follow this link.

If you like this resource, you will also like:

Articulation Cans Expansion Pack

with more of these sounds PLUS “th,” /w/, /j/, /h/, /m/ and /n/!

Articulation Cans Add On FREEBIE

with more /r/, /s/, /z/, ch and j sticks!

✱ Or see ALL of my articulation resources HERE


I hope you will use this resource over and over again for years to come! Enjoy!

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