Looking for some fresh new activities for your apraxia students?! I highly recommend trying out interactive speech therapy notebooks! They’re meaningful and memorable. Let’s explore Interactive Apraxia Notebook Volume One!
This resource can be found in The Speech is Sweet Club – along with all of the apraxia materials I have created over the years!
Each volume of this series features four fun and hands-on activities. Every packet addresses eight different syllable patterns: VC, CV, CVC, CVCV, CVCVC, CVCVCV, CCVC, and CVCC.
These puzzle pockets are fantastic, because they can be re-visited over and over again! The puzzle comes with 9 pieces and each piece features a target word. If you have large groups, these are perfect for keeping students engaged in between turns. Also, please note that not every activity has to be completed in one therapy session. Students can color their pocket and puzzle pieces in one session and then cut and glue in another! Once it’s complete, students can play with their puzzles in future sessions!
Also, keep in mind that interactive notebook activities can stand alone! They can also be glued onto loose-leaf paper or construction paper and sent home. This is a great craft to send home for students to practice at home!
I’m a huge fan of sorting activities! They give you a huge bang for your buck, because they allow students to practice a variety of skills at once. Not only are your students working on their word targets, but they’re also organizing, honing their phonological awareness skills, and more.
For instance, check out the CVCC sorting activity! Students must identify the words that start with /s/ and the ones that start with /l/. I sneak in literacy skills every chance I get!
For each syllable pattern, you’ll receive three fun flaps. That’s a total of 24 different word targets! One of my frequently asked questions over the years is if my resources have a variety of word targets. Yes, yes they do! haha
These activities give you a ton of flexibility! Students can lift up the flap and write the word, phrase, or a sentence using the target word! If your students are not yet writing then they can draw a picture under the flap.
I mentioned that the puzzles can be re-visited, but truly every activity can be referenced over and over again. If you don’t have time to print and plan activities one week, then have your students pull out their interactive notebooks and voila – you’ll have tons of different word targets to help guide students as you do an open-ended activity (ex. legos, a game, free drawing, play-doh, etc).
These are very similar to the fun flaps. Students lift up a petal and write/draw underneath! These types of activities are great for bridging students between different levels of speech. First, they can practice the word and then work on creating phrases or sentences!
I think it’s critical to keep students engaged between turns, especially if you’re conducting group therapy. My number one classroom management tip is to always have your students working on something. I’ve had my fair share of chaos, don’t get me wrong here. haha!
Want to try these activities out? You can find this packet in three places:
Want to check out more apraxia blog posts? Find them HERE!
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