A GIANT set of articulation GO FISH cards made by a practicing SLP. Use this set of 12 (6 pairs) cards in the standard GO FISH format to work on auditory discrimination and articulation skills for /r/ when it is substituted with /w/. High quality, crisp illustrations are friendly to preschool/kinder non-readers.
These cards are 8 1/2 by 11 (unless you decide to trim them to square), large pictures which are great for using large muscle groups. They can be used outside on those nice spring days or inside if you have room.
Just print these out either in color or in black and white on card stock, laminate and off you go! Also great to give to parents and students for home and summer work. Developed and tested by Speech Pathologists in the schools.
Ideas for use: These cards are the size of standard paper so using them involves large muscle groups and is great for those kids who have a hard time sitting still to play a game with small cards.
1. A giant twist on the standard go fish game-deal 3 cards to each person and put the deck in the middle. Each person must ask for the matching card. This is a great way to really require the student to both 1) listen to the word you are saying and 2) be sure they are really saying what they think they are. Because if they have a “ring” and ask you for a “wing” and you give it to them, they know immediately that communication has broken down because of the change in the initial sound. I’ve found this very effective as a pre-cursor to articulation therapy or a concurrent activity while you are just starting to teach the sound in isolation.
2. Memory game-For outdoor spring and autumn activities involving gross motor. -place all cards face down on ground and each person takes turns choosing two to make matches. This is the ideal context to practice /r/ at the word level. Also works inside if you have the room.
3. You could also put the cards around the playground or outside space hidden but easy to find. They must find as many as they can and whoever gets the most matches wins Have them say their target words 10x for every card they find. Just remember where you hid them!
4. Collect ‘em: Using a shuffled deck, the therapist says “I’ll show you a card, and you say the word that on the picture. If you get it, you keep the card, if not, I keep it.” You can score it by counting cards or matching pairs.
5. This is also a great probing activity to see which vowel contexts produce better results so you’ll have a good starting place for combining with vowels later.
There are other good GO FISH sets out there, but none will rival these high quality, professional, engaging illustrations. More importantly, all GO FISH BLITZ words are carefully selected for context for ideal set up for success, maximizing the help of coarticulation. Finally, all sets are tested with real kids in real schools by real SLP's in multicultural environments.
If you need a regular size card set (slightly different pictures, same words) you can find that here: Artic Go Fish for r and w minimal pairs
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