Saturday, July 20, 2013

Love it List It: My go to games!!!

Hey Lovelies!!

Jenna Rayburn over at Speech Room News has started a new link-up for SLPs and when I saw the topic I just had to join in!

The topic for this month is FAVORITE GAMES. I have to admit I am probably the one Speech Pathologist in all of the world that doesn't use games consistently in therapy.  My caseload is mainly non-verbal, low functioning students with Autism and we spend a lot of our time working on functional communication skills.  I do however have a few go-to games that I use with my non self-contained kiddos.

  • Block Head - This is a pretty opened ended game that can be used to target any speech or language objective.  I usually let the kids add a block to the tower after they've answered a question or said their sound. 

  • Thin Ice - My kiddos LOVEEEE this game.  I use this pretty much in the same way I use Block Head. It's so funny because my students will get so nervous about "breaking the ice" and they love taking turns spraying the "ice" (tissue).  Sadly, some of the pieces turned up missing from this game so I had to throw it away.  I'm currently on the hunt for another one.

  • Cat In The Hat: I Can Do That - I love using this game during Dr. Seuss Week at our school.  You can target many skills with this game: turn-taking, following directions, sequencing, and vocabulary building.  This is one of the more expensive games that I own but it was definitely worth it.

  Honorable Mentions:
Angry Birds Toss Game
Apples to Apples
Be Rhymed!
What are some of your favorites?!?


  1. Loved your 'honorable mentions' section! I should have thought of that! haha! Thanks for linking up!

    Speech Room News

  2. Oh you're welcome.. Thanks for creating such a fun linky!