There is nothing wrong with using games with many pieces in speech therapy. Often, it is more about HOW we play them rather than WHAT we play that makes therapy successful.
Take “Hungry Hippos,” – a staple game you will find lurking in many speech clinic cupboards. You might get the game out and spend time setting it up, then try and do your speech practice while the child is distracted, knowing they are going to play this really fun game.
Why waste that time setting up and increasing the chances of the child losing focus on your speech therapy tasks when you can use that time to get 20 or 40, or even 80 practices? Hungry Hippos has 20 balls; my brain sees that as 20 opportunities to practice.
Want to see how I get 80 practices from this game setup?
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