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September 19, 2014

Tips and Tidbits: Easy Volume Control Chart Freebie

I posted a picture of this volume control chart on Instagram today (even though it is a little blurry!  I need to work on taking better pictures!) and it got lots of "likes" so I thought I'd give it to you as a little freebie.

I'm using it right now as a visual to help a little friend with sensory issues control his volume.  We just slide the little basketball bead up the string if he gets too loud and slide it back down as he lowers his volume.  Simple, effective way to illustrate a fairly abstract issue.

If you'd like to make your own, you can find it at my TpT Store.

Quick Artic Activity: Domino Mazes

Here's a quick, no-prep activity that's been a hit this week with my upper elementary and middle school students:  Domino mazes!  I used this for an articulation activity, but you could use it for language goals, too.  Just use your favorite deck of articulation cards, turn one over, have the student say the target word as he/she places a domino on the table, creating a maze.  I have the student say the same word 5 times, placing a domino for each repetition.  The maze pictured above was completed in less than 30 minutes, and was done by one student who completed over 150 reps of her target sound in words.  This would be fun to do in a group as well.

Of course, the best part is knocking it down ;-)

If you've got dominoes, give this a try!