A-MAZE-ing Treatment Here’s a quick, no-prep activity that’s been a hit with my upper-elementary and middle school students: Domino mazes! I used them for an articulation activity, but you could use them for language goals and cooperative learning, too. Just use your favorite deck of articulation cards, turn one over, and ... Glimpses
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Glimpses  |   November 01, 2014
A-MAZE-ing Treatment
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Glimpses   |   November 01, 2014
A-MAZE-ing Treatment
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19112014.8
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19112014.8
Here’s a quick, no-prep activity that’s been a hit with my upper-elementary and middle school students: Domino mazes! I used them for an articulation activity, but you could use them for language goals and cooperative learning, too. Just use your favorite deck of articulation cards, turn one over, and have the student say the target word as he/she places a domino on the table. The student says the same word five times, placing a domino for each repetition. This activity takes drill-and-practice to a higher level—the student produces multiple reps of the target in short succession, and also uses creativity and planning skills at the same time, increasing the difficulty of the task. This maze—by one student who practiced her target sound more than 150 times—was completed in less than 20 minutes. Together we watched her creation tumble and then she asked if we could do it again. That’s what I call a great treatment session!
About me: I am a pediatric SLP in Tualatin, Oregon, with 25 years’ experience in early intervention, early childhood education, clinics and my own private practice, Small Talk. I have a passion for treating childhood apraxia of speech, language disorders and autism spectrum disorder, and I love to be creative in treatment sessions.
3 Comments
November 3, 2014
Maria Chalkia
Thank you!
Amazing idea!
November 8, 2014
Genie Curti Ruddle
A-MAZING indeed!
Great idea to combine the 2 skills together! I've done something similar with pipe cleaners and making petals to create a flower lei. 5 petals per flower and have to connect and weave. Fun! And then they get to take the lei home!
November 9, 2014
Keisha Lindsay
Lovely idea!!
Where did you get those colorful Dominoes pieces??
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