Movement Activities for Speech Therapy
Do your speech therapy students need to MOVE? As we all know, exercise is a GOOD thing, and while I’m no PT/ gym teacher/ fitness specialist (and whatever other title you can come up with), I do know that kids learn best when they are engaged in an activity. Movement activities for kids can be used in your speech therapy session- with amazing results. I created a categories speech therapy packet specifically for my students that just aren’t that into sitting in a chair all day. I know your students will love these activities, too!
Categories Speech Therapy Packet
Okay, so this past year, I kept reading and reading
about how important it is for kids to move while they’re learning. Not only will your student be more engaged (mine have!), but it truly benefits them. Kids learn best when they’re moving
. I know your day gets crazy and sometimes, the thought of having to “try something new” is just overwhelming. I get it. As a working mom, I’m just… tired. A lot. I’ve found, however, that incorporating simple movement activities throughout the day not only helps my students- it helps me, as well.
No Prep Speech Therapy
Movement and learning
go together. I believe it so much, that I’ve been creating packets that are entirely focused around movement-based learning. I’ve got an apraxia of speech packet, and a categories packet. I’m working on a whole lot more Kinesthetic Communication packets, because 1) I believe in this- strongly and 2) I want to make things easier for you. I’m a big believer in low prep and no prep speech therapy materials
whenever possible, because I often find myself absolutely swamped with things to do during the day. Having materials handy that I can just print and run with make my day that much better.
- labeling what category a picture belongs to
- category sorting
- identifying items in a given category
- identifying the item that doesn’t belong in a category
- naming items in categories
- explaining how items are alike
- explaining how items are different
This categories packet is available in my TPT store. You can also purchase the Apraxia of Speech
Kinesthetic Communication packet for even more movement-based learning!
Disclaimer: This is not meant to be an exercise program. Please ensure that the student you are working with is able to participate in physical activity exercises and stretches prior to completing any worksheets. With any form of exercise, there is a risk of injury. Consulting with a medical professional is recommended if you are unsure if your student is able to complete any suggested tasks. All tasks suggested are voluntary.These worksheets are for educational purposes only.