This flexible speech therapy activity for articulation allows you to visually represent and track your student’s speech plus motivate them at the same time. Articulation Trackers allow students to color-code and make their own ‘key’ to then use when they practice their speech sounds.
There are worksheets included for initial, medial and final position and they are super print-friendly and all in black & white. The flexible nature of this resource means that you can use them for any level that you are working on such as words, phrases, sentences, or stories.
Just use crayons, pencils, or markers to fill in the boxes – or if you want to maximize your time, dabbers, stampers or simply marking an ‘x’ in the box works well too.
Students are encouraged to color-code the boxes with their own choice of colors – and note that you don’t HAVE to use every box. You might decide to just practice on correct/incorrect productions and have two colors on your sheet, I just encourage you to think about your students and what their needs are 🙂
Boxes include: I said it right, I forgot my sound, I fixed my sound, I tried my best, I said it all by myself, I moved up a level, I got 3 in a row, I got 5 in a row, I got 10 in a row.
✅ — Late Sounds: s, sh, z, th, v, l, ch, j, r + vocalic r (ar, or, er, air, ire, ear)
✅ — Three pages per sound with each page focusing separately on initial, medial and final position
✅ — Ten words/pictures per page with ten squares for data collection
✅ — This whole resource is in blackline – so easy to print & go
✅ — Upload onto your device if you have a PDF reader and mark along
What SLP’s like you are saying:
“Creative, engaging and effective resource for tracking progress.”
“Great to begin with in session and send home for practice! It gives parents a great and easy way to track productions.”
“My students have really enjoyed using these so far! They’ve been motivated to use them and the trackers have increased their self-monitoring skills!”
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Rebecca Reinking is an SLP who works privately with children who have speech sound disorders. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.
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