Want to learn about low prep ways to target a variety of speech goals, keep your students engaged, and have fun? Try using receipts!
We are busy. We have a lot on our plates. Yet, we want to be the best SLPs we can be. We want to target all the goals. We want our students to be motivated and not bored. We want to do it all. I am going to share with you a fun idea, that is quick to prep, can work on a lot of goals, is fun, and functional too! The one item you need….RECEIPTS! I bet you have some of those around!
Using receipts to work on inferencing in speech
You can easily grab receipts in your purse or from your morning stop before work and use it to work on inferencing!
You can have them guess the entire bag or just use the receipt! Let them use their clues and their background knowledge!
Sample questions you can ask:
- Can you guess where I went?
- What did I do there?
- Who was I with?
- When did I probably go?
- What else could I have gotten there?
How to use receipts in speech using a free website
But sometimes we throw the receipts away or want to work on other goals…so I have a fun resource for you. It is a website called Custom Receipts which you can check out BY CLICKING HERE!
As you can see above…you can use this website to make quick receipts for fun activities targeting:
- Articulation: bombard with target sounds
- Inferencing: make your own guessing game
- Vocabulary: categories, define, associations, and more
- Story recall: what items would a character in a story buy?
- Social skills: plan for a party, start a conversation, role playing, perspective taking, turn taking, and more.
- and so much more!
You can even have your students make their own receipts! Saves you time and allows them to use technology!
Learn more about this idea by viewing my video below!
As you can see, this idea/website is a great way to work on life skills and just bring in functional skills in a fun way! Things our students may see in the environment around them is a great way to work on communication skills! How will you use this idea?! Comment below and let me know!