Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Speech Center Ideas... with a GIVEAWAY!

Good afternoon everyone! I know a lot of you have been interested in my application of speech centers in my therapy sessions lately. I have a new speech center activity set that I wanted to share with you all. Lauren LaCour from Busy Bee Speech created this activity and it is amazing! If you needed some motivation to get started with speech centers, here it is!

This is a 21 page packet that includes word lists and activities for 5 different centers:
1. Movement Center
2. Word Center
3. Voice Center
4. Doodle Center
5. Game Center
 Below is an example of an /s/ word list. She includes word lists for /s, r, l, th, sh, ch/.

Below is an example of a page from her Movement Center. I love the idea of this center especially since I have mostly young little movers in my room all day!  

Next up is the Words Center. Lauren included different tasks to use with target speech words. For example, "Say it and spell it" or "Say your word with 2 rhyming words." This is great for tying academics into your articulation centers!

The Voices Center is always a hit with students. This is where they are allowed to get a little silly.  The activity cards in this center prompt the kids to say their target word or sentence in a scary voice, a dinosaur voice, a duck voice, a whisper voice, etc. 

The 4th center is the Doodle Center. Here kids get to do some multitasking (and tie in some OT skills!) Some examples of the tasks in this center are: say it while drawing a flower, say it while drawing a face, say it while drawing a sun. 

Last but not least, Lauren has created a Game Center. Here students are to roll a dice and move around the race track. They have to say a target word for each space they move. 

This articulation center pack is a perfect addition to my speech center bag of tricks! The cool thing about this pack is that you don't necessarily have to use these cards only for centers. Have your students use the silly voice cards before they take a turn in Candy Land or have them doodle a picture as they practice a word they pull out of Ned's Head! You can download a copy from Lauren's TpT store for $3.50 (totally worth it!) here or try to win a copy below!


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28 comments:

  1. I really admire your implementation of speech centers, but I think I am too much of a control freak to start them for myself :(

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  2. I got a bigger classroom this year and have been saying since September that I'm going to try centers... Still haven't done it! Maybe one of these days... Thanks for the ideas!

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  3. I have not gotten around to implementing speech centers this year, but plan to organize and plan for them over the summer. Thanks for the ideas and information!

    Abby
    Schoolhouse Talk!

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  4. I do not currently use centers, but I would love to try them.

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  5. I do not use centers in therapy. I guess I am too much of a control freak and want to be directly involved.

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  6. I do not currently use centers (as I see clients 1-on-1), but would love to see what my clients can do more independently, particularly as they approach discharge!

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  7. I don't use "Speech" centers...but with 31 active first graders & 5 Special needs students (and 1 30 minute assistant)...I need them! THANKS! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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  8. I do love your ideas! I work in an all special education school so I am not sure the speech center would work based on needs of students.

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  9. I've never used speech centers during therapy, but this post makes me want to try!

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  10. Space limitations have kept me from starting centers. Hopefully next year I will have a large enough space to do it.

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  11. We've used centers in our preschool classroom. Kids love it! :)

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  12. Yes, I have started using centers with some of my artic groups! I love it!

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  13. I have not started using speech centers yet, but I've been curious to try it!

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  14. don't currently use centers but sounds like a great idea

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  15. I see kids for 5 to 10 minutes alone, but they'd love these activities!

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  16. Great articulation games!! I presently do not do center activities but am definitely open to incorporating them! maria.wellman@gmail.com

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  17. I get the students for their 30 minutes, and then work with each one for 5 minutes apiece. While I'm working with one, the other(s) do activities pertaining to their objectives. I only have one "5 minute Day"/week.

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  18. I haven't used centers but it sounds fun.

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  19. i don't use centers but i like that this activity includes ways to get the students moving. Keeping them sitting down can be difficult sometimes.

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  20. I have not used speech centers for many many years. These ideas are great and I think that these ideas would work wonderfully in my setting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I haven't used centers but I'll look into them!

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  22. I haven't used centers but I would like to try it.

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  23. I am looking to start using speech centers towards the end of this year.

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  24. I dont use speech centers yet but I am hoping to start!

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  25. I have never used speech centers but it looks like a great idea!

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  26. Not yet but I'm planning to now. I like how the centers can generate practice without the stilted awareness or help with prosody for CAS.

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  27. I used centers for speech in the past when I had to do RTI and 'regular' speech therapy at the same time. I used the old-timey cards that had a recording strip at the bottom. The cards had pictures for each phoneme at the top. Now, we just use iPads...

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