Games in Speech Therapy

Just about any kind of game can be used as a tool to help treat speech delays or disorders.  The trick always lies in how you present, play and control each game you play.

When I work with graduate students, I often challenge them to think of creative, different ways to use one game throughout their day. They often find that the same game can keep varying aged children with different therapy goals engaged and motivated while facilitating meaningful changes in speech skills.

I regularly use “Candy Land”, “Honey Bee Tree”, “Connect 4” and “What’s in Ned’s Head?” to treat articulation delays, work on fluency, broaden social language skills and add to a child’s vocabulary. It has been my experience that learning while playing is a very productive approach with pediatric speech therapy. Pull out your games and try it with your child(ren)!

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