*Newly updated design and content July 2016!
Take Out Topics for Articulation Carryover - Vocalic R is designed to help your students generalize newly learned speech sounds to their spontaneous conversation by using structured conversation topics.
Each set contains 39 conversation starter cards, instructions for use and a Helpful Hints sheet for professionals and parents. Cards are to be sent home in Chinese food takeout containers (purchased by you at your local craft store) or in small boxes or envelopes. You can also print them on card stock, laminate, and bind them together with a ring for a great activity to "take out" of your pocket or bag on the run!
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!
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