Using galoshes in speech therapy!
There was an SLP who worked in a school, she had so many children, and so much work to do…so she gabbed her galoshes and came up with a plan. To make speech fun any way that she can…
Speech Therapy Activities
I had some inspiration for this post due to my last minute use of my rain galoshes. Now that I am living in SoCal, my rain boots have been collecting dust. I needed something different to work on prepositions and function.
Function, prepositions, following directions, asking questions, and more!
Last week I shared my function box. This week I wanted to share another activity I do with my function box. It’s pretty simple, but my kids really enjoy it! I pulled out my leopard print rain boots and these are some of the things that we did and you can too!
1). What’s in the boot? I place about 5-8 objects in the shoe. I model asking the question “what is in the boot?”. I then pull out an object and ask what does it do or what do we do with it. I also have the students pass the galoshes around so they can practice asking questions. This could also be done with articulation cards.
2). Where is the item? When I am working on simple prepositions, I might use my galoshes and a box. We then practice asking “where” is the item. “Where is the …?” It is in the goulashes or it is in the box.
3). Following directions speech therapy activities: I will have the galoshes on the table and ask the child to choose an item. I can either ask for them to choose the item by its name or function. I then might ask them to put it in a location or possible do something that takes multiple steps.
How would you use rain boots in speech therapy?