This barrier games resource is geared towards working on articulation with sound loaded scenes and pieces for /s/, /r/, /l/, “sh”, “ch”, and “th”.
You can still use this as a traditional barrier game for language by targeting: giving directions, following directions, social skills, basic concepts, vocabulary, descriptors, categorization, sentence formation, prepositions, and storytelling.
Images appropriate for all ages, including high school students!
INCLUDES (in color and black & white):
/s/ scene with pieces and word list
/r/ scene with pieces and word list
/l/ scene with pieces and word list
“sh” scene with pieces and word list
“ch” scene with pieces and word list
“th” scene with pieces and word list
WAYS TO PLAY:
This is an open ended resource that you can use in many ways. Below are suggestions to target the 6 articulation sounds at the word, phrase, sentence, and conversation levels.
Have your student create their scene with the pieces. Then they will give others (clinician or another student) verbal directions on where to place the barrier game pieces so the scenes match.
If you want to focus on a specific sound position, only provide the pieces with that sound position. Use the word list to easily find and target the sound position.
WORD LEVEL: Provide the student with the pieces, say the word a number of times and place on the scene.
AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION: Provide additional pieces from another sound and have the student select and only put the pieces with their target sound on the scene.
You can also use the black and white version to use crayons or paint daubers as they find and practice words.
HOW TO PLAY:
Laminate the scenes and pieces for each scene.
Give everyone playing a scene and set of pieces. Set up a barrier between players (e.g., file folder). One person (clinician or student) arranges all their pieces on the scene and then gives directions to other player(s) on where to place the items. The purpose of the game is to have matching scenes at the end.
You can put sticky tack on each piece so it will stick to the scene – or simply just place on the scene. Barrier games are also commonly played on a magnetic surface. You can play on cookie sheets and place pieces on a thin, sticky magnet if you wish.
WHAT ARE BARRIER GAMES?
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