Students are motivated by technology. We might as well embrace it and use it to keep them motivated in speech therapy! Read on to learn more about using GIPHY in speech therapy.
One thing that is all the rage are MEMES and GIFs. They are flying all over social media. Hey…we love them too as SLPs!
You can easily make your own GIFs (basically video version of memes) using a website… GIPHY.
Students can make their own or you can make them and present them to your students to work on a variety of goals such as:
- Story recall
- Idioms/figurative language
- Sentence structure
- and more!
I will walk you through how you can make your own and edit them so you can make them in or for your speech room! (disclaimer….if you are letting your students make their own, make sure you preview the search terms they will enter!)
I will walk you through the steps if you were to make a GIF! Let's use the sample for working on the articulation sound /r/! First…we will need a GIF video that has some /r/ in it already…so we might search “rain” or “rabbit” or “railroad.” Whatever you want! Go with the students' interests!
Then…pick one of the GIFs (and click it!)
Click where it says “copy link”!
Copy the text that says “GIF link” and then click the button that says “create.”
Paste that text to where it says “add any URL.”
Now you can edit it! Add a sentence that contains your target sound! Have fun with the features! Once you are done…click “continue to upload.”
That source URL just is to the GIF but not to your creation. Click “upload to GIFHY” to finish…
Now click “copy link” and you have the GIF link now with your added text and features. You can bookmark this URL if you want to show it to your students.
Notice…I never even logged in! Never had to!
To see my finished product…
Want to see one for working on context clues?!
There are so many possibilities! You can have fun and your students can too! I would love to see your creations! Feel free to share them with me on social media! Tag me or use the hashtag #GIFswithSpeechTimeFun!