This is the ULTIMATE GROUP ACTIVITY for speech therapy sessions with older students! Using high-interest topics, you’ll be able to target any number of language, pragmatic, and articulation goals without having to prep a single thing!
This INTERACTIVE PDF includes over 100 POLL QUESTIONS related to lighthearted topics such as food, technology, travel, etc. Each question has 2-4 answer choices (with clickable check boxes for students to cast their "vote") plus one or more REAL PHOTOGRAPHS to provide context for the question and answers. You can quickly move between pages and to/from the menu page with clickable navigation right on the page.
Each poll question is on its own page, making this an easy-to-use digital activity. Open it with a PDF reader application on an iPad or a computer software program (such as the free Adobe Reader). To use in teletherapy, simply open the PDF and screen share the window. You could also do this activity using an interactive whiteboard.
This activity is extremely versatile in terms of goals that can be addressed, including:
- , such as asking follow up questions, maintaining topic, accepting other’s opinions, perspective taking, negotiating, making inferences, and initiating conversation
- , such as asking and answering questions, comparing and contrasting, and using past tense verbs
- to reading and conversation. There is an index at the beginning of the resource which lists words by target sound and word position and their page numbers so that you can quickly find words to target a specific articulation goal. Perfect for MIXED GROUPS!
- This activity would also be great to use as a conversation starter for a social group, to build rapport with new students, or to collect a language sample.
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