I actually took the weekend off to do NO work, but plenty of FUN things! Saturday night, I went to a painting party with friends where they teach you how to paint a particular picture (you choose which one you want to paint). See my very lovely, very professional Van Gogh-inspired painting below: (If you wanna purchase it, make me an offer ;) )
Here's my Jeepers Peepers selfie!
Here's how we used the game for each of my groups:
Younger Kids Language Group: We took the cards and practiced placing items into categories. We also chose cards in the same category and practiced explaining why they belong together.
Older Kids Language Group: We practiced describing cards; Played the game by practicing yes/no and 'wh' questions; and compared and contrasted two different cards.
Word-Level Speech Group: We found picture cards with our sounds in them and practiced saying them; for those that could, they put the word cards into sentences.
Sentence/Conversation-Level Speech Group: We played the game normally, and I tallied their speech sounds at the sentence/conversation level. If they made an error and did not self-correct, they lost their next turn to ask a question. If they did self-correct, they kept their next turn.
Fluency Group: We played the game normally, and they practiced smooth speech while I tallied their dyfluencies. If they had a dysfluency but self-corrected, they we able to keep their turn. If they had a dysfluency but did not self-correct, they lost their next turn to ask a question.
Social Group: We played the game normally and practiced skills such as turn taking, asking questions politely, responding politely, using good eye-contact, addressing the conversational partner appropriately, wining and losing appropriately, etc. (depending on the age/ability levels.)
It was a wonderful week in therapy, and a very easy planning week for me!
Hope you all have a great week. I'd love to hear what you all are up to in therapy!