Today’s Sweet and Simple Therapy Idea is perfect for days when you don’t have much time to plan, or want to make drills in therapy more exciting!
I found these stamper markers at IKEA last summer for about $2. Each one is a different color with a different stamp. (I believe Crayola also makes a similar version.) There are MANY ways you could use these in therapy, but here are two to get you started!
First, I used them with my artic and phono students. I made some quick tables on the computer – one page had 100 squares, and the other had 50. (I used the smaller one for my younger students.) For every time they said their sound/word correctly, the students got to put a stamp of their choice in one of the boxes. If they said it incorrectly, I used a different stamp on the page. Not only did this make the drill more fun, I could also quickly add up the data at the end of the session by looking at the different colors of stamps!
Another way I used these is with a student who has difficulty with time concepts (yesterday, tomorrow, weekends, next week, etc.). I printed off a paper calendar of the month, and we used the stamps to indicate different events that occur during the month. (Notice how I snuck the heart in for speech-language therapy days? ;)) Then we talked about how many days it was to a certain event, the days of the week, and months of the year.
Have you ever used these before? What other therapy ideas do you have for them?