Have you been enjoying my “how do you use it?” linky party posts?! I decided to do a fun bonus one for back to school season.
We learned in graduate school, that any SLP can do therapy with anything, even a paper clip…so why not have this bonus topic be what we would do with a paper clip in therapy!
If you gave me a jar of paper clips, not only would this SLP be thrilled because she loves organizational materials but I could do some great therapy ideas with it!
What would I do?!
- Following directions: I would give each student a pile of paper clips and make them follow my directions (“put a clip on your head” “put two in the jar”). You can target one step or multiple steps with this! You can also target spacial concepts too!
- Comparatives/superlatives: you can have students connect them to make various sized strings of clips. Which one is long? Which one is longer? Which one is the longest?
- Use them as a reinforcer or token system!! For each target sound or answer given correctly, students can receive a paper clip! If they reach a certain amount they can get a sticker/prize/reward at the end of the session!
- Sorting by color or size!!
Those are just a few examples of what I would use paper clips for if given the chance! I can probably think of tons more too! Now it is time to see how other other SLP bloggers would use paper clips in therapy!! See below!!