This 98 page document contains various articulation activities that can be done as home practice. Send the parent letter home at the beginning of the year to get your families on board with homework and to help them understand the correlation between practicing at home and success in speech and language therapy. Use the September suggested activities handout to give parents ideas on how to incorporate speech practice or reinforce speech skills in a natural context. The homework log will help you and your families keep track of homework sent home and what has been completed. Feel free to pick and choose from the different activity sheets to send home with your students daily, weekly, or monthly! All activities can be used for various speech sound targets. Take a minute to fill in the blanks on the worksheets to individualize for your speech students or choose from the ready-to-go worksheets!
This Packet Includes:
• 1 Parent Letter: This parent friendly letter will help the families you work with realize the importance of homework and the impact practicing at home will have on their progress in speech.
• 1 Monthly Homework Log: This monthly homework log will help you, your student, and families keep track of homework being sent home, as well as homework being completed.
• 1 September Articulation Activities Handout: Send this activity sheet home at the beginning of the month to help families incorporate speech practice in natural contexts during monthly-themed activities.
• 9 Word Strip Handouts: Includes a custumizable handout as well as target sounds /k/, /g/, /f/ /l/, /r/, /s/, /s/ blends, and /th/ in initial word position. Words on the word strips are found on the Fry list of words and are considered to be high frequency words, optimizing meaningfulness and functionality of home practice. Practicing the word strips also reinforces sight word recognition and reading. Hang these strips up in the house for easy access and frequent practice.
• 25 Mission Speech Possibe Strips: These fun spy-themed strips make homework easy, fun, and meaningful. Cut out one strip to send home during each session for quick and easy home practice. Fill in the target sound on the ready to go mission strips, or write in your own missions on the blank strips provided.
• 35 Stamp Sheets: Practice target sounds at the word level using the stamp/dobber sheets. Includes a costumizable homework sheet, as well as target sounds /k/, /g/, /f/, /l/, /r/, /s/, /s/ blends, /th/, /sh/, /ch/, /z/, and /v/ in all word positions.
• 9 Short Sound Stories: Readers can practice their target sound during short stories themed around fall and school. Targets in the short stories include later developing sounds /s/ and /th/ in all positions of words, as well as initial /r/, vocalic /r/, and /r/ blends.
• 35 Silly Sound Loaded Apple Pie Worksheet: Practice target sounds at the sentence level using this silly worksheet about what you are going to put in your apple pie! Students use the carrier phrase, “I am going to put (a) _____ in my apple pie,” and the word bank to complete the sentence. Includes a custumizable homework sheet, as well as target sounds /k/, /g/, /f/, /l/, /r/, /s/, /s/ blends, /th/, /sh/, /ch/, /z/, and /v/ in all positions of words.
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