Hey guys! I just got back from a 2.5 week-long vacation in India and Thailand. I thought now would be a great time to share how I use personal travel photos in speech therapy.
- Compare and Contrast
Use two photos, have students/clients compare the photos by listing similarities and differences.
- Expanding sentences
Target simple and complex sentences. Have students create a sentence about the picture. (i.e. She is sleeping. or She is sleeping and laying on the tiger.
- Pronouns and Verbs
Target verb tense and pronoun use.
Have students guess what you were thinking or how you were feeling in photos. You can use sticky notes to post thought or conversation bubbles on pictures!
Have students work on their descriptive language by describing what they see in the photo. I love to use the EET model as a guide!
- Wh- questions
Provide who, what, when, where, and why questions about your photos
(sample questions for picture above)
Who is in the Tuk Tuk?
Why do you think she is in the Tuk Tuk?
Where is the Tuk Tuk?
- Comprehension & Vocabulary
Print out a reading to go along with your travel photos. Target comprehension and vocabulary goals! NOTE: My favorite site for free articles is readworks.org
- Topic Maintenance
Show students/clients pictures and prompt them to provide on-topic questions and comments.
- Temporal Directions
Prompts students/clients to point to travel photos in named order. (i.e. Point to the tiger after you point to the building).
I love using travel photos in therapy! The pictures are realistic, and it allows you to share information and your experiences with students/clients.
There are SO many ways you can use your personal photos to target speech/language goals. I would love to hear how you would use travel photos in the comments below!