Speech Sound Homework- Tips for Promoting Home Carryover in Articulation Therapy

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Children often have social studies, spelling or math homework on a daily, if not weekly basis. Why? Because educators know the importance of reinforcing difficult concepts outside of the classroom is just as important as inside. Further, this can help involve parents in the process. Speech therapy should be thought of similarly. Although a specific skill might be taught in a structured lesson during the day doesn’t mean it can’t be reinforced outside of therapy as well. “ Homework” might not be graded but the idea is the same; children should take home speech sound targets or techniques for activities at home not only to improve but to involve parents in as well.

Make a folder, book, box or other consistent means of organizing and sharing speech homework for each child on your caseload. Children like objects. Something to call their own, get invested in, be responsible for and usually, to decorate. Why not create a special “speech folder,” “speech notebook” or “speech box” for the child’s target sounds and activities? This can travel home nightly or on weekends and include a section for children and parents to initial or mark to indicate they’ve done the work. First, it’s important to involve the child in the process by letting them decorate and assemble the tool. Then, provide high praise and rewards for returning and maintaining it – stickers work wonders!

Inside the speech activity book or box, create the following with the child:

1.)   The target sound(s) in articulation therapy or new words from language lessons. Draw it, doodle it, spell it out.

2.)   Target words. What are they working on?

3.)   Tips and tricks. What reminders have you given the child about that sound and the placement of their articulators?

4.)   Carryover activities or specific tasks, progress notes or pages to share with parents.

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By sending the box home, this tool can accomplish a few things:

  • Promote parent involvement by highlighting and separating “speech work” from other work
  • Encourage children to be invested and responsible for their learning. By telling children that the notebook or box is important to bring, look for and maintain, they are accountable and invested.
  • Organize and prioritize current speech sound targets. By updating the box regularly and checking to see what’s there, only the essential target items should be present.

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Warn parents ahead of time that the folder or box will be coming home so they know to look for it. Also, encourage them to write down questions they may have for you inside the notebook. Communication between SLPs and parents shouldn’t be limited to just IEP meetings. Parents should be encourage to be active in the process and will likely enjoy a few tips and tricks for helping develop their child’s speech and language at home.

If a take-home material doesn’t seem to work for you kiddo, try emailing some websites to parents who might like the paper-less route. Direct them to online games, printout or activities you might find helpful for them to reinforce at home. Similarly you can snap a picture of what you and the child worked on during the day and email that, allowing parents and children to discuss it.

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Practicing speech and language skills at home in addition to therapy sessions has always been important for making optimal progress.

This isn’t news to speech-language pathologists. But events like the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters, and subsequent school closings definitely shined a light on the need for quality resources that can be accessed at home. Not only during emergencies, but for everyday home practice, school breaks, and summer too.

To help out, I’ve compiled an extensive list for you of free speech therapy activities you can find online. Some are online games, many are printables. All are no-prep to make gathering what you need easier for you. Here you go!

Free articulation resources online:

Tracy Boyd’s Articulation Games: Have More Fun site  has games for rhyme, syllables, CH, J, G, K, L, R, vocalic R, S, SH, TH, F, F, V, M, N

Articulation Word Lists by Home Speech Home

Printable picture cards by Testy Yet Trying

Articulation freebies from Speech Sprouts for you:

More great articulation freebies on teachers pay teachers:, free language resources online:.

Tracy Boyd’s Language and Word Games: Have Fun has games for analogies, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, homographs, categories, What doesn’t belong, same or different, irregular plurals, WH questions, idioms, and more.

Tracy Boyd’s Sequencing Fun Games include games for sequences like brushing your teeth or blowing up a balloon.

Word Search Generator from Puzzlemaker.com  Send home an articulation list, synonym or antonym list, category list, etc, and have kids make their own word search.

Language Word Lists by Home Speech Home including categories, verbs, adjectives, synonyms, antonyms, multiple meanings, and more.

Looks Like Language has a great post with lots of links:  10 Fantastic Free Resources  for Customizing Vocabulary Work 

Language freebies from Speech Sprouts for you:

Five Little Monkeys No-Prep Speech Therap y by Speech Sprouts. Open-ended printable activities for any target. It also comes with a few Quicklists for articulation, questions, and past-tense -ed.

Hoot Owl Homonyms Freebie by Speech Sprouts

That’s Fishy! Which does not belong? by Speech Sprouts Cards and sorting mats for a fishing game. Teaches category exclusion, color words, and sorting by color.

More great language freebies on Teachers pay Teachers:

Setting the Table and Language  by The Speech Meadow

Groceries and Language  by The Speech Meadow

Play With Dolls  by The Speech Meadow

Creating Language-Rich Experiences at Home by Ms. Gardenia’s Speech Room

Play-based Speech Therapy Homework by Primary Punch

Scavenger Hunt Vocabulary Activities  by Fun in Speech

Summer Homework Calendars for Language by Schoolhouse Talk Printable Picture Cards for Speech Therapy by Speech and Language at Home

Pronoun Puddle Jump Activity by Twin Speech Language and Literacy

Ants on a Log Speech Recipe by Creative Speech Lab

Weather Idioms Freebie by Activity Tailor

Fictional Short Stories for Language Comprehension by Talking with Rebbecca Bubble Gum Facts and Opinions by All Y’All Need

Free social language resources online:

Social Language Scenarios by Home Speech Home

Emotions Vocabulary by Home Speech Home

Pirate Emotions and Feelings Card Game by Communication Blessings

Articulation,  Language and Social Language Homework by Stacy Crouse

Social Skills Activities: Friendly or Not? by Looks Like Language

Social Skills Activities: TeenProblem Solving/ Social Inferences by Looks Like Language

Free fluency resources online:

Videos with practical tips for how to use speech tools from Stuttering Therapy Resources

Speech and Language Home Practice by Primary Punch includes parent suggestions for fluency, articulation and language home practice.

Fluency Skills Brochure by Primary Punch

Speech Therapy Stuttering Activities by The Gift of Gab

Free AAC Resources online

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I hope this send-home resource list helps!

We’re all used to summer breaks, but emergency school closings like the coronavirus shutdowns or fire and flood emergencies can so be very stressful. I hope this list helps make those times a bit easier for you.

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Parents and teachers can model accurate productions. Parents can choose books that contain lots of their child's sounds to read out loud at home. When a child produces a sound in error, a teacher or parent can recast the sentence to model the accurate sound. Example, child says, "I want the wed one." Adult says, "Oh you want the red piece?" This brings attention to accurate productions without taxing the social-emotional domain. It's also a great way for children to start noticing their speech sound errors. دانلود آهنگ امو باند تو دلی دانلود آهنگ جدید

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I created these free speech and language worksheets so you can easily download and print them out to use as part of your speech therapy program.  Just scroll down the page to view the worksheets by topic.  You will find free speech therapy worksheets for articulation, vocabulary , grammar, holiday articulation and language games…and lots of other miscellaneous speech therapy creations that I love!  If you would like more information on what articulation therapy is you might like to read a post I have written called  Teaching Speech Sounds: The Process of Traditional Articulation Therapy

Parents:  If you are a mommy or a daddy (or grandma or grandpa) who wants to work with your child at home, you can use these speech therapy activity pages for extra practice.  Just choose the sound position to work on (initial, medial, or final) and click on the corresponding link to view and print the worksheets.  To help make practice more fun, you can print out two of the same page so you have pairs, cut them out, and use them to play a game of memory or go fish. You can also use them as flashcards.  You will find free speech therapy worksheets by sound and at a variety of levels; word level, phrase level and sentence levels!

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Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

If you’re looking for articulation carryover activities, you’ve come to the right place!

One of my first products on Teachers Pay Teachers was Articulation Menus , a fun way to generalize articulation skills and incorporate language skills – perfect for mixed groups. I used that resource all of the time until I decided I needed something similar to mix things up a bit. I came up with Articulation News and it has been just as loved as my Articulation Menus and one of my favorite articulation carryover activities!

Included in this packet is…

TWELVE articulation newspapers! Some examples are below:

Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

Targeted sounds are as follows:

•/s/ •/s/ blends •/l/ •/l/ blends •”th” •“ch” •“sh” •/dz/ •/z/ •Initial /r/ •/r/ blends •Vocalic /r/

In order to best meet the needs of my (and I’m sure your) diverse caseload, I created a variety of related worksheets targeting both articulation and language skills. Check out some examples below:

Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

Below are some other included activities:

Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

See how easy it is to target both language AND articulation?! My articulation students fill out the worksheet above while my language students answer WH questions about the passage and complete similar language worksheets.

Some of my students do their best work when things are made into games. So I’ve also included game boards and the game shown below. Simply have your students pick a card and answer the prompt. They can earn points based on the color of the card! Or, use the same cards without points with the included game board. Just one of many ways you can make articulation carryover activities more fun!

Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

The packet ends with worksheets and prompts for your students to make their own news story! I love checking out laptops from our library and have them take their rough drafts and turn them into printable works of art at the end of the unit.

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Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

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September 17, 2016 at 6:09 PM

I already own this packet and it is awesome. I love that although it is called articulation news, it can be used for language as well. So many options with this packet! Articulation menus are so great too!

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This looks like a wonderful product for group therapy! I have multiple groups of older elementary students with a spectrum of articulation and language goals. This will be a wonderful time saver and a great way to provide therapy for a diverse group. I look forward to using this product! Thank you. 🙂

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4 Tried-and-True Strategies for Effective Carryover in Articulation Therapy

  • By Kim Lewis
  • July 31, 2023

Kids often get stuck in therapy. They can make a sound (or sounds) in structured activities but need help to move beyond that. The answer to this dilemma is they are lacking in CARRYOVER. Implementing carryover activities in articulation therapy is essential, and they don’t have to be difficult either! 

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Try these 4 tried-and-true strategies for effective carryover in your articulation therapy sessions TODAY!  

Start Early!

First thing’s first– know that you should start addressing carryover skills as soon as possible!

By implementing carryover strategies in small chunks over the entire course of a child’s therapy journey, you’re instilling self-confidence and self-belief while providing infinitely more opportunities for a child to practice targeted speech sounds! 

4 Strategies for Effective Carryover of Articulation Skills

There are four tried-and-true strategies to target the carryover of articulation skills:

  • Focus on fewer words
  • Focus on one word outside of therapy
  • Practice sounds in naturally fun ways
  • Short daily practice

Focus on Fewer Words  

Although this almost feels counterintuitive, working on fewer words in articulation therapy sessions has been proven to be helpful for better carryover. With fewer words, kids can learn to produce these correctly and automatically!

These correct productions will act as positive reinforcement and a confidence boost for your students. Confidence leads to children being more likely to try new things (or in this case, new words and new places!) win, win!

Focus on One Word Outside of Therapy

Select one word for your child to focus on producing correctly outside of therapy.

This strategy drastically removes the pressure off students and helps parents listen to particular speech sounds more easily. Children are also able to take more ownership when responsible for a single word vs a sound that might occur in many, many words. 

Make It Personal!

Select a target word that comes up often in conversation for each student and focus on that one word outside of therapy. 

It doesn’t make sense to select a random word with the child’s target sound because they just won’t say it enough in real life (think: “tallow” for /t/ or “kneel” for /l/).

Personalized Examples:

“ok” for /k/

a child’s name

“School” for sk- blend

“Football” for /f/

“Gigi” for /g/

Practice Sounds in Naturally Fun Ways

Use a game or activity that naturally incorporates your child’s targeted sound or word for lots of easy practice!

The game Guess Who has many opportunities to practice /r/

  • “Is your person a girl?”
  • “Does he have red hair?”
  • “Do you want red or blue?”

Short Daily Practice

Get parents and teachers on board!

Encourage them to designate short bits of time to work on corrections in students’ conversations each day. Five minutes is the MAX recommended time for this strategy!

EXPERT TIP: Model this type of interaction and instruction for teachers and families. You can do this in person with the child, or you can tap into technology and send a video explaining what this daily practice looks like. 

Reassure adults in the child’s life that YES, they CAN devote 2-5 minutes each day to practice!

Use Resources

Premade resources are another great way to do a short daily practice with students. 

This Rock Paper Scissors Carryover Game is perfect for targeting /s, z, th/ in phrases and sentences. The cards are organized into sound and position for EASY USE.

It seems like lots of students struggle with their carryover of /r/, and this Rock Paper Scissors Carryover Game addresses just that! Your students will have so much fun with these games that they won’t even realize you’re getting practically a million trials in too!

For kids with sound errors for /r, s, th, sh, ch/, this Articulation Worksheets BUNDLE is perfect! These fill-in-the-blank stories allow your students to create silly & goofy stories that they will love reading over and over again— all while practicing their articulation targets! 

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Articulation Carryover Activities For Older Speech Students

Older speech students have been in therapy for years…we need to prepare them for life without it.  how can we do so in a fun and motivating way.

It can be so difficult to keep our older articulation students motivated.  They have heard it all  before, it is not new, they want to graduate from speech, but when they leave our rooms, they don't seem to remember the strategies we taught them.  Their teachers and parents don't see the progress we claim to see when we drill.  Once we get them mastering sounds in isolation, word, and sentence level, we need to work on conversation at a functional level.  We need to mimic what they would need to be doing and feeling and experiencing outside of our speech rooms in order for it to be effective and relevant.  I am going to share with you my favorite ways to work on carryover that don't require much prep and are tons of fun (hey…my blog's name is Speech Time Fun!).   (Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links)

Role Playing:

Act out the various social situations they might experience.   Phone conversations, ordering food from a restaurant, ordering food in the cafeteria, conversation at recess or gym, debates, and even practice classroom conversations.  What kind of social interactions would they have in a classroom?  Presentations, asking and answering questions,  group projects, and responding to text-based questions in a guided reading group situation.  That is why you can even bring in academically relevant texts to practice reading out loud and answering questions.  You can easily find texts at NewsELA and Readworks.org  Want others?  You can use my Articulation Stories pack!

Is carryover a struggle for your older speech students? I'm sharing some ideas for articulation carryover activities in this post to help them find success.

You can use props and have students role play that they are going to a restaurant.  No prep required since they can make their own menus that incorporate their target sounds!  Just grab a file folder and done!  This is great if it is a mixed group too because you can incorporate vocabulary too.

Is carryover a struggle for your older speech students? I'm sharing some ideas for articulation carryover activities in this post to help them find success.

Above, you can see we had fun making a silly menu, why be serious in speech?!

Humor and Jokes:

One way to elicit excitement and confidence it to incorporate jokes.  You can easily grab any children's joke book or even find fun ones online like HERE at Enchanted Learning.  Students can make their own joke books that have their sounds.  They can practice telling them and explaining why they are funny.  They can leave your speech room with confidence to tell their friends joke and be a jokester!  We used a file folder again to make it look like a book.

Is carryover a struggle for your older speech students? I'm sharing some ideas for articulation carryover activities in this post to help them find success.

Storytelling:

“What did you do this weekend?”  Our students struggle to be able to relay that information using their sounds especially when they are excited to tell us!  Practice personal narratives and storytelling.  You can use Rory's Story Cubes and my Summarizing Graphic Organizer Freebie and have fun telling silly stories using their target sounds.

Is carryover a struggle for your older speech students? I'm sharing some ideas for articulation carryover activities in this post to help them find success.

You can also use my Roll and Tell an Articulation Story to make silly stories!

Is carryover a struggle for your older speech students? I'm sharing some ideas for articulation carryover activities in this post to help them find success.

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Have trouble getting carryover into the home of your clients with articulation errors? These speech therapy handouts and carryover activities are done for you so that all you need to do is attach and send home with parents and caregivers! This resource bridges the gap between mastery in the speech room to carryover in the home!

This resource addresses the following sounds (written specifically for caregivers) :

  • p, b, h, m, n, w, k, g, f, v, d, t, y, s, z, l, th, sh, ch, j, retroflex r, bunched r, zh

*includes what it is, how to work on the strategy at home, tips, feedback scripts, examples, and some activity ideas

Also includes:

  • consonant place of articulation handout
  • activity ideas for home practice handout
  • home practice accountability forms (2 versions)

**b/w version included!

Simply print the handout and carryover materials and send home at the end of your session! Looking at the carryover pages each week and talking with parents as you can will help increase carryover in the homes.

*This resource is also included in The Speech Therapy Toolbox !*

MORE ARTICULATION RESOURCES:

Articulation Drill Card Activities

Articulation Homework Color Sheets

Articulation Lists: Words, Sentences, Stories

As always, please contact me with any questions at [email protected].

Thank you so much!

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10 Engaging Speech Therapy R Activities

Nov 21, 2015 | 1 comment

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Treating the /r/ phoneme can be tricky, tiresome, and annoying for the clinician and student! I haven’t met an SLP at the elementary, middle, or high school level that doesn’t need more speech therapy R activities for their caseload. Today, I will share ten engaging R sound speech therapy activities to help you get those high trials in therapy.

Before practicing R at the syllable, word, sentence, or conversational level, you want to ensure you have established a solid /r/ production. It benefits no one to continue drilling /r/ when it isn’t an accurate production. If you need more resources to establish the /r/ phoneme, keep reading because I share some great tools!

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Feeling Defeated about Teaching the R Sound?

The best advice I got from a veteran SLP when I asked how to teach a child to say /r/ was, “Just grab a pair of gloves, a tongue depressor, and hope for the best!”

In his office video clip, Dwight Schrute sums up most SLPs’ feelings about the /r/ phoneme!  He says, “R is one of the most menacing of sounds!  That’s why they call it murder and not muck duck!”  Those are my thoughts exactly, Dwight.

R Speech Therapy Techniques and Resources

speech therapy activities for treating r. Once you get an /r/ established, there are some great activities on TPT.

If you are looking for manuals and guides for how to teach R to your student, Pam Marshalla has two excellent books. The first book is called Successful R Therapy: Fixing the Hardest Sound in the World . You will learn tips for how to help your student use their jaw, lips, and tongue together to produce r. Pam Marshalla also has The Marshalla Guide: A Topical Anthology of Speech Movement Techniques for Motor Speech Disorders & Articulation Deficits, which is a fantastic resource for a spectrum of speech sound disorders. Not only does she include techniques for remediating the /r/ phoneme, but Pam also shares various techniques for many speech sound disorders. If you serve a caseload with various speech sound disorders, this may be a better fit for your needs, whereas the Successful R Therapy book is excellent for SLPs who treat R often with students. 

Here is a post by SLP Natalie Snyders about getting a good /r/. Some excellent ideas from Playing With Words 365 about teaching the /r/ phoneme.

The Peachie Speechie has some great videos for how to teach r that you can use in therapy with your students.

Speech Therapy R Activities

Not having engaging speech therapy R sound activities for your sessions can make the day drag along! That’s why I am sharing a round-up of ten engaging prevocalic and vocalic r sound activities to help you keep students motivated to practice. If you need tips for encouraging R carryover into conversation, check out this blog post . 

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  • For word, carrier phrase, and sentence level R sound practice, check out the prevocalic and vocalic r activities flipbooks. You can get high trials while working on the vocalic r that your students are stimulable for using correctly. 

2. Figuratively speeching has an excellent articulation placemat set that is great for sending home for additional practice. It provides activities for the whole week on one sheet with letters included to send home!

3. Whether you are doing teletherapy, in-person therapy, or need to build a speech home program, using the digital speech folders for R will help you customize syllable, word, sentence, and carryover activities in one spot! Once your student’s digital speech folder is set up, you can easily share the Google Slide presentation with the family or pull it up on your computer for ready-to-go therapy.

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R Sentences Activities and R Activity Worksheets

4. Erik Raj has these super fun Mini homework sheets for articulation. These mini R articulation worksheets have great silly R sentence questions that students can read and discuss. One way to incorporate more R sentence level practice is to have your student ask a friend, teacher, and parent the silly question outside the speech therapy session.

5. To up your student’s motivation to practice R sentences, use the No Prep Articulation Sentence Challenge Sheets . Students will be excited to see if they can beat their last challenge score! Make sure your students go slow enough to achieve correct productions. Play 3 rounds to see if they can get more trials or correct productions.

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R Words Sound Loaded Carrier Phrases

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6. Need resources for R words sound loaded carrier phrases? Use the sentence strip visuals to practice R with similar carrier phrases such as “I want a ____.” or with sound-loaded R phrases for initial r, r-blends, and vocalic r.

  • Miss V’s Speech World has an incredible 52 Weekly /r/ homework worksheets product that helps you get sound-loaded R practice in your session and a one-page R worksheet to send home for weekly practice. 

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Speech Therapy R Activities for Carryover

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8. To get those high trials when reading passages, you will have fiction and non-fiction passages ready using the R articulation carryover activities set . No more stressing about taking data because the R sound is counted for you to take data easily! Find sound-loaded articles on Wonderopolis.org , NewsELA , or Readworks.org .

  • Work on sequencing skills and explaining how to do something with sound-loaded R YouTube videos. You don’t have to spend time searching for videos because they have been organized as QR codes in the R Articulation carryover activities set . The best thing about these how-to YouTube videos is that they are mixed group friendly!

Here are a few how-to videos that have the R sound embedded in it:

  • How to Make Rice Crispie Treats
  • How to Care for a Rabbit
  • How to Do Your Laundry
  • How to Drive a Car

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  • One common core standard in classrooms is to work on comparing and contrasting. Comparing and contrasting occur when discussing characters in stories, scientific methods, and figurines in history. So, why not provide more opportunities for students to practice comparing and contrasting and practicing their r sound? Compare and contrast similar R nouns by attributes. If you don’t have time to think of word pairs, there are R flashcards in this set to help you save time . 

Some good R articulation words to compare and contrast are as follows:

  • truck/train
  • dinosaur/giraffe
  • turtle/alligator
  • grapes/strawberries
  • rabbit/raccoon
  • breakfast/dinner

You can even make a list with your students, fill out with a Venn diagram and then use it to practice carryover. Save it for future sessions as a warm-up.

What R Speech Therapy Activities Do You Use With Your Students?

Sometimes speech therapy for r can get a little boring for the clinician and the student. When in a planning rut, it’s nice to find activities that will liven up the sessions. So, if you have a fun r speech therapy activity, share it in the comments!

My free articulation carryover activities guide will help you with any of these resources shared. In the guide, I include visual supports, data tracking for progress, conversation ideas, and a homework sheet.

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