I've used lots of different activities in my centers. Here are a few for articulation that I frequently rotate in and out:
- Drawing/writing station - white boards and markers, magnadoodle, or etch-a-sketch - Students draw a picture of their word while they repeat it
- Game station - open-ended paper board games that I've printed - Students say a word for every space they move
- Blocks station - legos, flexiblocks, wooden blocks - Every time they say a word, they can stack a block.
- Listening station - Hear yourself phones and mirrors - Practice saying their words in the mirror while using the phone to monitor
- iPad station - iPad - They practice their words using a flashcard or other artic app
- Computer station - computer programs - I have a few articulation computer games that I let them play
- Movement station - action cards - Students perform a gross motor action while saying their word over and over (i.e. Say it while jumping)
- Voices station - feelings cards or voice cards - Students practice saying their words in different voices (i.e. sad voice, monster voice, etc.)
- Words station - phonemic awareness/word activity cards - Students draw a card, say the word, and then do the phonemic awareness activity for the word (i.e. spell it, tell how many syllables, etc)
- Card deck station - card decks - I tell them to see how many matches they can find with their cards
- SLP center - One on one drill time with me, so I can take some good data!
I usually use about 4 or 5 centers at a time. I put my center materials in baskets with cutesie labels and spread them out around the room. I store the baskets in my cubbies, so I can just grab and go!
Kristin over at [simply_speech] also has some great center ideas! Pop over to her blog and check out how she uses them in her speech room.
My newest download is a great way to get you started using speech centers! Check out Let's Race Articulation Centers!
Contents of this packet include:
-Initial, medial, and final word lists for /r, s, l, sh, ch, th/. These are for your kids who are able to read. I also use card decks or artic charts for my kiddos who need the pictures.
-Movement center: Students draw cute little race car cards and say the target word while doing the indicated action (18 cards).
Word center: Students draw a card. They say their target words and follow the directions given on the card (18 cards).
Voice center: Students draw a card and say their words in the silly voice indicated on the card (18 cards).
Doodle center: Students draw a card. They say a target word over and over while the draw the picture indicated on the card. I use white boards, so they can erase. (18 cards)
Game center: Roll a die and say the target word the number of times rolled. Move the appropriate number of spaces on the race track game board. See how many times you can get around the track!
You can snag this packet from my TPT store HERE.
What do you think? How do you do centers in your speech room?
I've also got a free copy that I'm ready to give away! Just comment below to enter, and I'll pick a random winner later on! :) :)