I love these blocks. They are one of the most versatile resources I have and I am still discovering new ways to use them in therapy. Here are a few examples;
“Talking Towers” (can also be done using Duplo blocks or similar)
- articulation, build a tower saying your sound/syllable/word/sentence correctly. Choose a colour for your child and a different one for you (parent), then have them ‘win’ yours off you for correct production. If they make an error you get to win one of theirs. This is an amazingly effective strategy to increase self-monitoring skills – especially for competitive clients!
- ditto for fluency.
- topic maintenance, add a block as you comment on a specific topic.
- conversational turn-taking – add your colour block for each turn you take in a ‘conversation’ – this is a very good visual for showing if the conversation is balanced or monopolised by one person
- language – giving directions/requests (particularly when working on position, size or colour terms) or use as a visual reinforcement for correct use of your target structure
Happy building! – Margo
P.S. The blocks in the picture are Imagi Bricks. They are available online from several places. We have ordered them from Fishpond in the past.