First of all, thanks to Jenn over at Crazy Speech World, we had these super cute firetruck cover up pages and die.This student is actually working on his initial /F/ sound in words so the pictures of the firetrucks and firefighters really came in handy! He also needs to work on how to count correctly to #10, so I simply had him roll his firetruck die and cover up the amount of firetrucks that were rolled. He was asked to count the firetrucks that he covered out loud. He was also asked to count the total amount covered after he had rolled the firetruck die three and five times. Articulation was targeted by also asking for repeats of the /F/ sound on its own and in the word “fire” several times throughout the activity. You can pick this fun activity up over at Jenn’s Crazy Speech World’s blog for FREE. Thanks Jenn! You are so nice for sharing this freebie and creative too!
It really helps him to see pictures of his targeted words on minimal pairs cards and so I pulled out Speech2U’s Minimal Pairs: Fronting/Backing Packet in order to use her /t/ vs /k/ minimal pairs flashcards (shown in picture below). This packet is fantastic by the way! It has pictures and activities for the common initial and final /t/ and /k/ substitution that I see so often, but also two other ones: /d/ and /g/ and /s/ and /sh/. Not only does she provide these clear and accurate pictures of minimal pairs in flashcard format in her packet, but she also includes a ton of activity suggestions on how to target them in fun therapy activities, minimal pairs sentences, rebus stories, homework pages and sorting mats. It’s a very professional and impressive packet. Click on the picture below to link to it if you don’t already own it. It’s only $7.00 over at Kelly’s Speech2U TPT Store. Personally, I think that is one of the most impressive documents that I’ve ever seen made available for sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers.