Cariboo cards using HIGH-FREQUENCY Words. Yeah!! I use these Cards for Cariboo but I also use these as my go-to flashcards for any game. They are the PERFECT size for almost all games.
The words chosen for speech therapy can make all the difference between a good therapy program and a great one!
After reading the article, Non-words and Generalization in Children With Phonological Disorders, I thought… of course, therapy needs to include high-frequency words.
That is why I created these leveled flashcards.
- Children hear high-frequency more often during the day since they are high-frequency! So, if they practice these words in therapy and then hear them outside of therapy, it may start to “click” faster.
- Children SAY high-frequency word more often during the day since. Therefore, they may remember the words they practiced in therapy and think, “hey...I know how to say that” during conversation.
- Parents can implement functional practices much easier when using words they are ALREADY saying.
In this packet, you will receive 60 pages of Cariboo Cards for the initial, medial, and final position for the following sounds:
- B, CH, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, P, S, SH, T, TH, V, Z,
For R, I included flashcards for the following “R Sounds”:
- ER, AR, EAR, IRE, AIR, OR, Prevocalic R
- They use high-frequency words. This means children practice words that they may actually say again outside of the therapy room.
- The words, phrases, and sentences were picked out carefully. I personally can’t stand when sentence level practice just jams in a million occurrences of the target sound. It is TOO HARD for children to transition from the phrase level to the sentence level when that happens and it destroys confidence. Instead, these cards take a single words seamlessly through each level since each level only has ONE occurrence of the target sound.
- Images are simple and lines are clean. Ink is EXPENSIVE and I want to save everyone money.
Of course, you can use these cards any way you see fit; however, we have some practice ideas if you need them
*I recommend that you print and laminate each needed page so they can be reused over and over again (save time, money, and trees!)
- Single-word practice: Child has to name a card before opening it
- Carrier phrase level practice: Child has to say "I want to open (picture)" before taking a turn
- Sentence level practice: Child has to use the word in a sentence before taking a turn (language and artic practice)
- Grammar: Child has to use the word (picture) in a sentence paired with a targeted grammar skill (i.e., pronouns/verb/conjunction)
- Vocabulary: Child has to define word (picture) before taking a turn
- Categorization: Child has to name a category that the desired card belongs to before taking a turn or the child must find a picture that matches a certain category before opening it.
- Function: Child has to name the function of the desired card before taking a turn
- Location: Child has to name where he/she might find the object (picture) before taking a turn
- Similarities/differences: Child is able to open 2 boxes when he/she states how they are similar or different