Speech Therapy Games That Get Lots of Repetitions!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 Who doesn't love games? I know that more than half of the reasons that my students look forward to coming to speech is to see what game we get to play that day. I mean, I chose to be a pediatric speech therapist as my profession because I wanted to have fun with kids every day (among other reasons of course!)
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I am constantly looking for new games to play in speech. But when looking at games, there are certain criteria I require for it to be a game we play in speech. It must be a simple game. Not a lot of rules, not a lot of complicated pieces. And definitely not something that takes a long time to set up. It's a bonus when the game is open ended enough that I could easily make up my own rules for the game. I also need the game to be fast paced. And one that easily allows turn taking.

I have these criteria in place because I want to get lots of repetitions of speech productions during my short sessions with the kids. Research has shown that successful speech therapy is tied to at least 100 speech productions in a session. Fast paced, turn taking games allows the student to get in lots of practice between turns in the game. We want maximum productions in a minimal amount of time. I complied a list of my go-to speech therapy games and linked them below. 

Have one you love to use? Please share!

Games shown above:

Pop the Pig

Greedy Granny

Pop up Pirate

Shark Bite

Let's Go Fishin'


Candy Land

Connect 4

Chutes and Ladders

Winter Jokes Approved for Speech!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy, happy new year! In January I always have a winter theme in speech. Lots of winter vocabulary, snowball fights, and lots of fun. Although most of my students have come back to see me in the clinic, I am still doing a few teletherapy sessions a week. As I have mentioned before, one of my teletherapy students told me a joke at the beginning of our session a few months ago. I loved how it just lightened the mood and started our session out on a happy note. So now, I start all my sessions out with a joke!

Since it's no secret I love a good theme, of course my jokes need to be themed as well. I have been searching the internet for the best, kid approved winter jokes. I wanted to compile a list here to share. So here are 15 Winter jokes approved to tell in speech, enjoy!!

 (If you have any, please share. The cornier the better!)

Q: What falls in the winter but never gets hurt?
A: Snow!

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Icy, who?
Icy (see) you!!

Q: What do you call it when a snowman has a temper tantrum?
A: A meltdown

Q: What is a snowman's favorite snack?
A: Ice Krispy Treats!

Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
A: Frostbite!

Q: What is the best breakfast cereal to eat in the winter?
A: Frosted Flakes!

Q: What d mountains wear to keep warm?
A: Snowcaps

Q: What did one snowman say to the other?
A: Do you smell carrots?

Q: What do you call a snowman party?
A: A snowball!

Q: How does a snowman get around town?
A: He rides an icicle!

Q: Who are frosty's parents?
A: Mom and Pop-sicle!

Q: What does a snowman take when he gets sick?
A: A chill pill!

Q: Why did the girl keep her trumpet in the snow?
A: She liked cool jazz music! 

Q: How does a penguin build a house?
A: Igloos it together! (Glues it together)

Q: Where does a snowman keep his money?
A: In a snowbank!

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