The idea of Articulation Doodles was created after reading that doodling may help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. Using doodling to help students stay focused and attentive during articulation therapy is one goal of this product. Additionally, during therapy I want my students to grasp placement and production of new sound targets while learning automaticity with drill practice. I also desire for my students to generalize as quickly as possible in order to retain correct productions in their everyday speech.
Each page of Articulation Doodles combines words and pictures with a target sound surrounding a theme. The fonts and images are varied in a way that draws attention and may help with visual memory of target words which could act as a cue for self-correcting words. An image that depicts speech sound placement for each target sound is also included for recall and cueing.
Suggested Ideas for Use: Give each student a target Articulation Doodles page. Have the student color in created words and images or doodle their own designs. This product is perfect for mixed groups allowing the students to doodle while practicing and/or waiting for direct instruction from the SLP. The pages are set up to include at least 5 target words and often phrases using select target words. Students can use these words/phrases as is or create their own sentences about the pictures to see how many combinations can be created. This is perfect for language expansion as well. (Example pg. 6 The actress saw her name in lights. The spotlight on the stage signaled the start of the ceremony.) You may also have the student doodle tally marks on their page, if desired, to chart how many target sounds/words were produced. Write this number at the bottom of the page. You can also send this page home for more practice.
Included in this set of Articulation Doodles Hollywood Edition FREEBIE /r, s, l/:
Credits (cover & pg. 2)
Contents (pg. 3)
Product in Use (pg. 4)
Mixed /r/ (pg. 5)
Mixed /s/ (pg. 6)
Mixed /l/ (pg. 7)
Created by Sparklle SLP