Have you ever had a parent tell you, “They won’t do their speech homework”? Are you wanting to provide fun and engaging speech therapy ideas for home practice, but struggle to find activities to send home? Do you want to help parents’ complete homework, but don’t have any sheets or handouts to give them?
As SLPs, we know how to use articulation cards with a variety of games to make speech practice fun… but this might not come naturally to parents and caregivers! From ideas such as hide n seek with articulation cards, to playing What’s Missing? dice throw and using a feely bag. The seasoned SLP might get a few new ideas to add to their repertoire too!
DOWNLOAD THIS RESOURCE IF YOU WANT TO:
➊ — Provide fun, simple therapy games and activities for home
➋ — Help families be more confident completing speech homework
➌ — Create home programs and packets that are parent-friendly
➍ — Increase your communication and problem-solving skills with home practice
Speech Activities for Home Practice is broken down into THREE sections to help you:
- GAMES TO PLAY: You will find a parent letter, as well as 32 games and activities to play using articulation cards. You have two varieties of handouts; one that contains 4 activities per page, and then 32 single-paged games (such as ‘memory’, ‘ hide n seek’, and ‘playing shopping’). Ideas for word, phrase, and sentence level are included.
- HOME PRACTICE SHEETS & FORMS: Send home a variety of home practice planning sheets, therapy feedback forms, handouts, and home practice tracking sheets. Six of these sheets have been converted to single-page editable files so that you can email them to families to complete and send back.
- HOMEWORK TIP SHEETS: Each of the six pages contains 5 ‘tips’ that might help families and caregivers provide, complete, and individualize home practice with their child.
⭐ THIS RESOURCE DOES NOT CONTAIN ARTICULATION CARDS. To use the majority of these pages, you will need a set of articulation cards. I have combined this resource with Articulation Cards in a discounted bundle called “The Speech Essentials Kit” ⭐
✅ — Parent letter – pg. 8
✅ — Games to play using articulation cards (4 ideas to a page) – pg. 9
✅ — Games to play using articulation cards (x 32 single pages) – pg. 17
✅ — Home practice planning sheets – pg. 50
✅ — Tracking and home practice question forms – pg. 53
✅ — Home practice handouts – pg. 57
✅ — Feedback forms for home practice – pg. 59
✅ — x 6 editable question and feedback forms (to be sent via email)
✅ — 5 Tips for Speech Practice (30 tips in total, across 6 pages) – pg. 64
What SLP’s like you are saying:
❝ An excellent (and much needed) resource! I have been missing this in my toolkit as a way of engaging parents in home practice. Nice clear explanations and lots of different ideas for parents.❞
❝ I have been waiting for a resource like this for so long! I love that I now have an easy tool to help parents track and feel accountable for completing home practice and having easy to provide resources for activity ideas.❞
❝ I LOVE this resource – I have lost count of the amount of times I have used it in the short time since I purchased it. THANK YOU for taking the time to put all this information into an easy to use/read guide for SPs, Parents and teachers. BRILLIANT.❞
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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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