Describe and Direct with Barrier Games Build A Face in Speech therapy

Susan Berkowitz
Grade Levels
K - 6th, Homeschool
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Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following directions develops concise directing and describing skills in a fun activity. Students learn to listen carefully, and the therapist/teacher is able to focus on scaffolding and teaching such skills as chunking and re-auditorization without having to simultaneously be giving the auditory input.

There are a lot of different ways to create barrier activities and many materials can be used.

This resource could also be used to have students create faces with specific moods.


  • • Directions for how to play barrier games
  • • 20 pairs of eyes
  • • 14 mouths
  • • 2 noses
  • • 5 pairs of ears
  • • 3 heads of hair; 1 female/longer & 1 male/shorter & 1 medium
  • • 2 head shapes
  • 2 blank faces/heads

Try other Barrier Games for even more fun. Set 2 has beach and forest scenes and buying the whole bundles saves money HERE

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