Lisle Speech Language Pathologists
At Home Games to Practice Speech and Language
Go Fish: you can use a regular deck of cards to review numbers, or you could use other decks of cards (can be found at Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc) that contain pictures of animals, opposites, shapes, colors, etc. There are many areas to target while playing Go Fish. Here are just a few examples
Practice Formulating Questions: The game gives children an opportunity to practice formulating the question “Do you have a ….” multiple times during the game. .
Vocabulary Development: It may be easier to use a deck of cards that have pictures on them (Again, found at most stores) rather than a regular deck. Additionally, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste pictures onto 3x5’’ index cards to make your own game!
Articulation Practice: Again, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste your child’s speech sounds on index cards; however, you could also use a regular deck of cards and play a regular game. If you notice a speech sound error, correct and have them repeat your model.
Description/definition Practice: Have your child describe the picture they want from you, e.g. Do you have an animal with feathers that flies and lays eggs?
Memory Game: If you have a memory game, it would be a great chance to strengthen memory skills, same/different concepts, and of course, speech sounds.
Picture Walk with Books: Looking through a variety of picture books with your child will encourage reading, as well as targeting language and speech sounds. Have your child describe the pictures they see in a book (using their “good speech sounds,” of course).
Mrs. Lauten’s Speech and Language Website: Please refer to my website for any additional information regarding speech and language development and activities.
Additional Online Games: There are many websites out there to help parents work with their children at home with their speech and language. Here are just a few:
It is the New Year and time to set some new goals for the year! Talk to your students about New Year resolutions and how they can set goals for their academic and speech success.
This month is National Book Month. Encourage your students to read every day, even on the weekends. Help instill the love of reading in them and show them that you love to read too. Choose a book that challenges your student and read it together at night. What great quality time to spend together while expanding their vocabulary and language skills.
Dinner Talk Ideas (Questions to ask your student)
When doing “Dinner Talks” remind your child/ren to use their strategies in order to speak with correct pronunciation, be fluent, and to speak in grammatically correct sentences. Please correct your child’s errors when they are heard. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s speech and language program.
What was your favorite thing to do over the holiday break?
What was your favorite holiday dessert?
What was your favorite gift you received?
What is your favorite book?
Find a new series of books together and talk about why it might be interesting to read.
What are your New Year resolutions?
What are some things you will do to improve your speech this year?
What are some winter activities you would like to do?
5 minutes of daily practice is needed to help with the carryover process.
Speech Language Pathologists in Lisle Community Unit School District 202
Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Services Schiesher Elementary Grades Kindergarten & 3-5
Mary Bumpus M.A. CCC-SLP
Services Lisle Junior High School, Lisle Senior High & 5th Grade
(she is a part-time Speech Language Pathologist
for Lisle School District)
To provide quality speech-language services to children with communication disorders and give support to their families.
ISHA (Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association) www.ishail.org
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Created by Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist