Sweet Speech! Children love using play dough while working on speech and language targets in treatment! With the increase in many children’s daily screen time, incorporating fine-motor skills and play-based learning into my sessions is important. Students enjoy hands-on activities such as these ice cream smash mats because they are very ... Glimpses
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Glimpses  |   September 01, 2018
Sweet Speech!
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Glimpses   |   September 01, 2018
Sweet Speech!
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23092018.8
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23092018.8
Children love using play dough while working on speech and language targets in treatment! With the increase in many children’s daily screen time, incorporating fine-motor skills and play-based learning into my sessions is important. Students enjoy hands-on activities such as these ice cream smash mats because they are very different from typical classroom tasks.
I have used the ice cream play dough mats to target a variety of language goals at varying levels. After the student completes the desired number of trials, I tell them to smash a ball of play dough onto each ice cream cone. They use beads to add as sprinkles for each unique sentence they generate using the target word written beneath each cone. If I do a whole week with an ice cream theme, students may even earn a real ice cream social at the end of the week. Just imagine the natural language opportunities when students help you plan the party!
About me:
I am a school-based speech-language pathologist working in an elementary school in mid-Missouri. I have a passion for creating unique and engaging therapy activities for students and sharing those ideas with SLPs around the country. I also coach figure skating and create therapy resources for my Teachers Pay Teachers store (Speech Therapy with Courtney Gragg).
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