Yes, ANOTHER post about using office supplies in therapy. BUT, I just LOVE these kind of posts (and office supplies). Plus, It is a healthy reminder that your materials don’t have to be fancy in order to produce good, quality therapy.
Here are 7 ways to use notecards in speech therapy:
- Multisyllabic Words
Use notecards to break up each word by syllable (hello visuals).
- Matching Game
Grab two different colored pen/markers and some notecards. Use these items to make a matching game and target concepts such as: synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary, emotions, etc.
- Articulation Cards
Have students make their own articulation cards. Drawing is a high motivator for my clients/students and I tend to get a lot of engagement on this activity. Plus, you can reuse these articulation cards over and over!
Use note cards as a quick reference for goals. I like to make sure clients/students understand why they come to speech and what they are working on (especially with older clients). Typically, I have clients write their goals during the first few weeks of seeing them. Then, we tuck the notecard somewhere safe and refer back to it every couple of sessions (or when goals change).
- Sentence Structure
Use notecards to target syntax. Write out a sentence. Put one word from the sentence on each note card. Mix up the cards. Then, have kids unscramble the cards to make a complete sentence.
- Positive Notes
I won’t lie, this is one I wish I did more often. Use notecards to write a positive note to a student or their parent.
Use notecards and paperclips to address conjunctions. Provide two notecards (with a sentence clause on each card) and prompt the student/client to select the appropriate conjunction that attaches to each card (see picture below).
Do you use notecards in therapy? Let me know your favorite way to use notecards in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed my post. As always, thanks for swimming by!