Barrier games for speaking and listening skills in speech therapy, ESL, and more!
Use this flexible therapy tool to work on many language goals in an engaging, interactive way! They work exceptionally well for mixed groups, to generalize concepts, and social skills groups!
Target: expressive skills (giving directions), receptive skills (following directions), social skills, basic concepts, vocabulary, categorization, sentence formation, and storytelling.
INCLUDES (in color and black & white):
Play room scene with 9 separate pictures
Kitchen scene with 12 separate pictures
Bedroom scene with 13 separate pictures
Backyard scene with 10 separate pictures
List of directions to give with each scene (targeting concepts below)!
- Vocabulary: e.g. Put the eggs in the kitchen.
- Adjectives: e.g. colors, size
- Spatial concepts: e.g. on, in, under, below, next to, between
- Following multi-step directions
- Sequential directions: e.g. Before you put the basketball on the floor, put the baseball on the floor.
- Social skills: e.g. Making eye contact to give/receive instructions and asking questions to clarify instructions.
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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