Friday, January 17, 2014

Super Lazy Speech Therapy: Stair-ticulation

After finishing up progress reports (and about 2 trays of cookies over the holidays), it's sometimes hard to get back into the swing of things.  It's a perfect time for a super lazy day activity.

Do you have stairs at your school or building?  It's a great way to practice drill activities.  I really like it for mapping in the motor plan for /r/ when you have first established it.
Here are the super complex directions.
  • Walk to stairs.  
  • Give student articulation target word or sound.  
  • Student says target word or sound on each step as they go down and up the stairs.  
Because it's the New Year-and many of us have made fitness resolutions-I'll even attempt to make it a not-so-lazy activity:

Walk up and down the stairs with the students.

Stair-ticulation is also a great suggestion for home practice.  It's an easy thing for parents to remember to practice their articulation word of the week when they are walking up the stairs.

1 comment:

Sarah K said...

love this idea! my students really enjoy anything gross motor related and I love that this gets them up and moving. can't wait to try this one out!

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