Articulation Barrier Games Speech Therapy for Later Sounds


This barrier games resource is geared towards working on articulation with sound loaded scenes and pieces for /s/, /r/, /l/, “sh”, “ch”, and “th”.

Number of pages: 25


Articulation activities for speech therapy! This barrier games resource is geared towards working on articulation with sound-loaded scenes and pieces for /s/, /r/, /l/, “sh,” “ch,” and “th.”

Are you looking for a way to simplify your therapy planning? Do you need a resource that seamlessly adapts to articulation therapy in mixed groups, individual sessions, and generalization practice?

These barrier games focus on articulation for later sounds. But you can still use this as a traditional barrier game for language by targeting expressive and receptive skills, giving directions, following directions, social skills, basic concepts, vocabulary, descriptors, categorization, sentence formation, prepositions, and storytelling.

The images are appropriate for all ages, including high school students!

➜ Want to streamline therapy planning?
➜ Want to utilize more open-ended materials that can be used to work on both articulation and language?
➜ Need resources for mixed groups, individual sessions, and generalization of speech sounds?


  • /s/ scene with pieces and word list (school theme)
  • /r/ scene with pieces and word list (community helpers theme)
  • /l/ scene with pieces and word list (camping theme)
  • “sh” scene with pieces and word list (pirate theme)
  • “ch” scene with pieces and word list (house theme)
  • “th” scene with pieces and word list (dentist theme)
  • Black and white versions for an ink-saving option



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, have them say the word a number of times, and place them 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.


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.

Grab even more barrier games when you purchase the Barrier Games Mega BundleWith over 20 barrier games included, you’ll get fun and exciting themes for the school year.



⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is one of my go-to resources for generalizing production of targeted speech sounds to longer phrases/sentences. You can use this by itself, or even include the use of some mini objects to increase the possible target words. I’m glad that I purchased it!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I definitely got my money’s worth out of this resource – so worth it!! Love using it for artic but have also used it to target other skills like prepositions and auditory memory.”




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