Over 180 speech therapy worksheets, activities, and flash cards for speech-language pathologists, teachers, and parents. Many of them are free! I created these materials to use with my clients, and I hope you can use them too.
It's beginning to look a lot like... WINTER! I tried to make these before/after directions less "Christmas" and more "Winter" but I just can't help how excited I am about Christmas this year! It's my baby girl's first Christmas ever!!! So I apologize to those of you who can't use these in public schools or other settings if they are too Christmas-y. I can make another one with just cold weather related items (scarves, boots, mittens, etc) if someone requests that. Maybe with baby blue and gray colors?
is the first of three sets of /g/ flash cards addressing the /g/
phoneme in complete sentences. These flash cards address /g/ in
the word-initial, word-medial, and word-final positions (8 cards for each position). Great for working on articulation or the
phonological process errors of fronting.
I haven't made one of these in awhile! This is a quarter-fold booklet that is great for coloring. It contains a short story with three comprehension questions. I use these to work on recalling details in short stories.
Here are three sets of /k/ flash cards addressing the /k/ phoneme in complete sentences. There are 16 flash cards (2 pages) of /k/ in each position (word-initial, word-medial, word-final). Great for working on articulation or the phonological process errors of fronting or backing. These work great when laminated with AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches!
I have the hardest time thinking of short sentences on the spot when working on recalling sentences in therapy. I guess I just can't think and count that quickly! Here is a list of 3, 4, and 5 word sentences that you can use with any game or that you can send home as homework. I like to use games like Pop-Up Pirate that allow for lots of trials!
Has anyone else noticed that it's harder for kids to recall questions than statements? I think their brains automatically want to answer the questions rather than remember the words.
These "before" and "after" temporal directions have a Halloween theme. For example: "After you touch the bat, touch the skeleton." I like using these worksheets to target following directions with basic concepts from the CELF-4 assessment. This is also a fun concept to target using real life objects or actions ("Before you bring me the pumpkin, say 'Boo!'").
Here are six sets of /l/ blends flash cards addressing l blends in complete sentences. Great for working on articulation or the phonological process error of cluster reduction. Included: bl, fl, gl, kl, pl, and sl.
This worksheet targets temporal directions (before and after) with a back-to-school theme. For example: "Before you touch the desk, touch the blackboard" and "Touch the chair before you touch the backpack."
Depending on which clause the word "before" appears in, the order of the directions reverses! This is a difficult receptive language concept for some kids, and often leads to poor performance on the Concepts and Following Directions subtest of the CELF-4 assessment.
A little early, but here are some positional directions with an Independence Day theme. I am especially excited about the Fourth of July this year because my baby girl is due that day! The basic concepts addressed in this activity are over, under, above, below, beside, and next to.
These large flash cards address the /g/ phoneme in the word-initial position of CVC words. Note that when I say CVC I am not talking about the spelling but the pronunciation... like "goose" is obviously spelled CVVCV but pronounced like "g / oo / s." When working on articulation and not spelling that's what counts! 14 cards are included.
These flash cards address the spatial or positional concepts of front and behind. This concept is much easier to target with actual objects, but flash cards have their place too. I find that this particular concept is NOT well targeted with iPad apps. I've used one where the student drags and drops an item behind or in front of a house, but it's really more just to the left or the right of the house. I do, however, love iPad apps for other spatial concepts like above and below, or left and right.
These flash cards have three pictures and three questions. The questions require the student to (1) name the category, (2) name one more item in the category, and (3) name one item that is NOT in the category. This also helps with the basic concepts of negation and category exclusion (what does not belong). Twelve cards are included.
Hi y'all. I don't normally do this, but I am asking for YOUR help coming up with ideas! I am working on an activity targeting inferences. The child has to infer where I'm going based on what's in my suitcase.
Here are some positional directions with a Cinco de Mayo theme. I don't know about the rest of the country but this is big here in Texas. I especially love it because my husband is half Mexican and we got married in Mexico! Of course, I'd rather celebrate with a margarita than with a Cinco de Mayo worksheet... but hopefully my clients will think this is fun!
This is similar to a worksheet I posted last week, which addressed over, under, and beside. This one addresses behind and in front of, which I think are more difficult. These require the student to take the perspective of the girl, for example, in order to determine what object is in front of her versus behind her. In other words, the correct answer depends on which way she is facing. This is difficult especially for children with autism, who often have trouble with perspective taking skills.
This worksheet has two pages for a total of 12 positional questions.
Here are some sentences loaded with the "sh" sound in the word initial, medial, and final position. Each sentence contains two words containing the target sound. There are 24 cards total (8 in each position).
Here are some more flash cards with CVC sounds (note that this does not mean they are spelled with CVC letters)! For kids with childhood apraxia of speech, imitating bilabial sounds is a good place to start because they are highly visual sounds since you can clearly see lip closure.
I made this worksheet to work on answering questions about which item is under, over, or beside another object. There are 3 pages for a total of 18 questions. Love working on those positional concepts!!!
I can't find the /l/ Kaufman Speech Praxis cards at work... and I use them every day with one of my clients! I suspect she threw them away when I wasn't looking, so I decided to make some of my own. These 14 cards are the same size as the cards she is used to.
When we start working on phrases/sentences, I may have her use the carrier phrase "I like the..." as in "I like the light. I like the lake."
One of my older clients with high functioning autism is working on identifying the topic of a conversation and contributing an appropriate response to the conversation. This worksheet contains 6 scenarios where two people are already talking, and the client has to identify the topic from a choice of 3 and generate an appropriate response.
I've made quite a few of these, since I think they are a fun way to work on articulation carryover. I would not recommend using these until the child is able to produce the /l/ sound pretty consistently in words and phrases.
This is another wonderful idea that came from my client's mom. Thanks again M.K.! The best ideas come from those who know our clients better than we do, so I am always thankful for other people's ideas! We are still trying several different approaches to see what will stick when it comes to negation concepts. We might also try this same idea with pictures rather than words.