Take Out Topics for Articulation Carryover - S-Blends is designed to help your students generalize newly learned speech sounds to their spontaneous conversation by using structured conversation topics.
*This product was updated July 2016 with new fonts, additional content and instructions for use.
This set contains 39 conversation starter cards, instructions for use and a Helpful Hints sheet for professionals and parents. Cards were designed to be sent home in Chinese food takeout containers (purchased by you at your local craft store) but also work well with small boxes or envelopes. For classroom use, print, cut, laminate and bind together with a ring, for a convenient activity to "take out" at any moment!
Each card either asks a question or instructs the student to tell about certain objects. Target words are highlighted in purple. The student takes out one card at a time from the box and reads the card, being careful to use the target sound correctly. The student then answers the question, again concentrating on saying the target words correctly.
The cards are meant to be a starting point for a conversation around a topic. Encourage the student to add more to the conversation by asking questions about the topic or sharing the student's opinion about or experience with the topic.
The parent or SLP using this activity should try to have the student use the target words as many times as possible in their responses for each card. Many of the cards instruct the reader to start or end with a particular phrase, but some do not. For the ones that do not, try to suggest phrases or sentences to use to help facilitate more opportunities for target use.
Use this activity in your treatment sessions, and then send it home for homework. Kids and parents love it!
Look for card sets for other speech sounds to be released soon!
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