Thursday, January 17, 2013


I was cleaning out my kitchen last weekend and found my quesadilla maker in the back of one of my cabinets.  I've never met a kitchen appliance I didn't like, but eventually they end up dusty in the back of one of my cabinets.  I'm betting you could score a few at your local Goodwill.

I was looking for some activities for this week, making quesadilla's sounded like a great idea.  

I took pictures of the activity with my iPad at home.  We started by discussing the ingredients.  With some clients, we worked on categorization skills: What are 5 other vegetables that you could use to make quesadillas.  We also worked on short term memory.  How many ingredients could they remember once we got to the kitchen.  

We worked a lot on verb tense forms during this activity.  I will place the cheese on the tortilla, I am placing the cheese on the tortilla, I placed the cheese on the Tortilla.  

For some kids we addressed spatial concepts: put the toppings ON, the tortilla is UNDER the cheese, the I am putting the quesadilla IN the machine.  

We worked on hot/cold during the activity.  Mostly with "Don't touch the quesadilla maker-it is HOT." For safety, I had the maker up on a counter top away from little hands.  

We also worked on synonyms: Close/shut, cut/slice, hot/warm, place/put.  

Then we worked on "conversational skills."  I have two old phones that we use to pretend to call each other.  I had a script I made using the Custom Board Apps by Smarty ears.

I also made some flash cards for simple sorting tasks during the activity.  We worked on sorting answers based on whether they would answer a "who, what or where" question.  We also sorted verbs by tense (past, future, present.)  The download also includes procedure retell activities and a game targeting questions semi-related to the activity.

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Rose Ann said...

Love this!!!! (as the author of a food-based speech tx blog, I sooo appreciate this functional activity!!) Love how you incorporated all the language concepts---I feel like going to a Mexican restaurant now! Rose at

Speech2U said...

Thanks for the feedback. I LOVE your blog!

Speech2U said...

Rose-You're the winner!

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