If you have never heard of Spot It! before, it is essentially a fast paced matching game (that you totally want to add to your speech room). The cool part about this game is that it comes with many ways to play. However, I will describe to you the most common way I use this game in therapy.
I set the pile of cards face down in front of me. I flip over two cards at a time and have students race to find the matching picture. Once a student finds a picture that is displayed on both cards, they must call it out (i.e. “heart”) or point to the item. The student who calls out/finds the matching picture FIRST gets to keep the set of cards. (If there is a tie each student gets a card). At the end of the game, the student with the most cards wins.
Now, here are some ways I use this game to my advantage in the speech room:
- Temporal Directions
After spotting the matching picture, I will prompt students to point to pictures in a named order. For example, “Point to the heart AFTER you point to the clown.”