Are you looking for some quick, no or low prep ideas to add to your therapy arsenal? I know I always am! Today, I’d like to share with you some ways I use dice in my elementary speech language therapy sessions.
Something I use a lot of in therapy in my FREE quick open-ended dice game. It is perfect to use for with any stimulus cards, and adds an element of fun to drill. (If my students are working on the same target, I’ll just use one board, but if they are working on different targets, I’ll print individual copies of the page.)
For my more active students working on phonology or articulation, I’ll have them roll the dice when it is their turn to find out *how* they will say their set number of words, phrases, or sentences. For example, if they roll a one, they have to practice while doing jumping jacks, or if they roll a four, they have to say their words while touching their toes.
For students working on different fluency enhancing strategies at phrase or sentence level, I might have the students roll the dice to see what strategy they need to practice on their turn.
For students working on describing, you can assign each number on the dice to a different attribute. So, for example, if the student rolls a six, they have to tell where the object might be found.
If you are working on vocabulary skills, you can have the student roll the dice to find out if he/she needs to use the target word in a sentence, give a synonym, or provide and antonym.
If you are looking to get high numbers of repetitions for students working on articulation, have them roll the dice, say the target word that many times, and keep a tally mark of how many times they said the word correctly. The student with the most tally marks at the end of your designated time “wins.”
What are some ways you like to use dice in speech-language therapy? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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I love these games, Natalie. They’ save so much time and make learning fun! Can’t wait to try them! Thank you for sharing!
Carla Grant says
Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to try these games with my groups! I really like that they require little to no prep!
Barbara Tondo says
Thank you for these fun and original activities!
This is exactly what I need right now – only one die to clean instead of 80 UNO cards! And, I love ALL of these ideas! This will instantly make speech activities way less boring!!! *one die, two dice