The Speech Store was designed as a reward and behavior system for students working in the speech room. Generally, students are awarded one speech buck per session & can earn additional speech bucks if they choose to use the home practice sheets (they must return them signed). I have my students design a ‘wallet’ which holds all of their money (a letter sized envelope). I open my Speech Store once a month OR more/less depending if there is a holiday or break approaching. Students know when they are allowed to buy items by looking at the open/closed sign I have on the cart containing the items. The items in my Speech Store vary from month to month and sometimes I have “Specials” which are usually seasonal or holiday items. There are also fines that students have to pay for not obeying rules – my fines are customized for my speech room rules but this packet also contains a free customizable fines page. The kids I work with LOVE being able to shop in the store and I’ve noticed a dramatic decline in tardies and behaviors during speech sessions.
The Speech Store can also be used as a reward system for articulation students who are trying to reach a daily goal – usually I will give them 40 targeted words/sounds and they earn a buck for each word/sound produced correctly. At the end of the session they get to use their speech bucks to purchase an item.