Work hard; play hard!

Work hard; play hard!
Consulting in Maui!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Minimal Pairs SH and CH

For some reason, I have a few SH and CH kids in speech this year! So I whipped up some minimal pair cards and thought I may as well share them.
Click here for minimal pair SH and CH words and pictures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Walk and Talks

I love to get my kids engaged in Walk and Talks! I use these for my social skills groups. The task is for them to walk around one circle of the hallway and keep talking about the same subject for the entire time. Then when they come to me in the hallway they can find another walk and talk partner or find a way to transition into another topic and Walk and Talk that topic.

Linking in again....

I know I have shared this before, but I thought it was worth a mention again. Today I took out the old baby links for conversation with two of my groups. The middle link is the topic; we chose "weekend" as our topic. Then each participant gets to add on a link when they respond or initiate with follow up comments or follow up questions. As you can see, it provides a nice visual of what each participant is contributing. In one of the groups there were eight students so their job was to create a conversational chain with each link representing a comment or question. I was playing the student who always was off topic so I didn't get to add my link to the conversational chain of the group. We talked about how that "breaks" the chain when you add comments that do not stick with the topic without transitioning it. My students always seem to understand this visual.