Do you click on links, and then wonder how you can productively use the resources you have found, in therapy, in the classroom, or at home? If so, this page is for you! I have reviewed each link, found useable areas of interest for speech/language development, and provided functional goal ideas.

You and your student can enjoy the activities while developing improved communication skills. Choose the links that target skills needing strengthening, or try any of the activities for general language development. If you let me know about your favorite website by posting it in our forums, I will review it and provide functional speech/language goals to assist in meeting the child’s individual educational goals and objectives.

Our Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Target Goals:

Muffy's Wardrobe
Target Goals:

  • To name multiple items in a given category
  • To choose a picture to match a given activity
  • To name multiple parts of a given category
  • To tell how two objects or pictures from the same category are the same or different

The Un-Matching Game
Target Goals:

  • To develop vocabulary by categorizing objects and ideas
  • To find the word that does not belong in a given category
  • To group words of objects or ideas by attributes
  • To group objects or ideas by a given name or description

Target Goals:

  • To feel better about yourself
  • To practice appropriate responses to compliments
  • To discuss reasons why someone might make these statements about you
  • To recognize true/false, real/make-believe, exaggerated statements

Thank You
Target Goals:

  • To attend while listening to books read about Thanksgiving
  • To learn vocabulary for Thanksgiving
  • To be introduced to cultural diversity. To discuss same/different
  • To understand/identify shapes
  • To understand/demonstrate knowledge of half and whole (cut cranberry in half)
  • To use politeness markers
  • To listen to/follow directions for Thanksgiving craft activities

Virtual Refrigerator Door
Target Goals:

  • To correctly articulate a list of words/phrases containing speech/language target
  • To draw a picture, using these words, or other picture objects/activities which contain target
  • To describe each object in the picture, naming at least two attributes
  • To tell a story about the picture you have created, to an adult
  • To "hang" picture on the virtual refrigerator door. View other pictures that were submitted, and talk about them, using good speech

Children's Storybooks
Target Goals:

  • To sit quietly and attend while being read a short story.
  • To practice mouse control by clicking to turn the pages of the story
  • To answer riddles about orally presented story
  • To identify main characters in the story
  • To tell what happens first, next, and last
  • To practice target sounds while reading aloud

Flashcard Exchange
Target Goals:

  • To practice various speech/language skills through use of existing flashcards or creating own (miscellanous examples follow)
  • To practice beginning /r/ and /r/ blends in words-Link
  • To practice beginning signs-Link
  • To practice simple conversation skills-Link
  • To understand/demonstrate use of describing words-Link
  • To understand/express the various components of my IEP-Link
  • To practice concept of cause and effect-Link

Target Goals:

  • To locate the objects/pictures that have the same middle sound
  • To identify two rhyming words from a spoken list
  • To pick out the common vowel when presented with an orally presented list
  • To identify the vowel in a spoken word, and then change it to make a different word

Sound Match
Target Goals:

  • To increase vocabulary by labeling common objects/pictures
  • To listen to different words beginning with common sound, and then identify the beginning sound
  • To identify the beginning sound in picture names.
  • To identify two words that begin with common sound, from a list of orally presented words

Annie's Rhyme Time
Target Goals:

  • To improve listening discrimination
  • To build vocabulary
  • To improve phonemic awareness skills
  • To develop critical thinking skills. To find "clue words" to solve riddles
  • To demonstrate use of reference materials, such as a dictionary and thesaurus

Language Development (Free Downloadable Songs)
Target Goals:

  • To understand/demonstrate correct use of past tense verbs ("Mary Had a Little Lamb",”The Bear in Tennis Shoes”, “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”)
  • To understand/demonstrate the meaning of action verbs-clap, stomp, stomp, or add others),("Happy and You Know It")
  • To understand/ demonstrate correct use of present tense verbs ("If You are Wearing Red")
  • To understand/demonstrate question asking/answering ("Where is Thumbkin?")

Social Stories
Target Goals:

  • To learn appropriate ways to interact in social situations. To understand/respond to who, what, when, where, and why in social situations)
  • To learn a routine or activity
  • To appropriately ask for help
  • To demonstrate appropriate response to feelings of anger and frustration.

Animal Concentration Cards
Target Goals:

  • To identify common animals
  • To list two attributes of each animal (has fur, feathers, climbs trees, etc.)
  • To match the animal with its habitat
  • To identify the categories to which items belong (which animals live in the water, which are farm animals, etc.)

Animal Sounds
Target Goals:

  • To label common animals from pictures
  • To identify animal sound and match it to the correct picture
  • To discriminate between two animal sounds and identify each animal
  • To identify animal that matches each sound while listening to a story

Minimal Pairs, Listening Lists and More
Target Goals:

  • To acquire the set of phonemes of language and understand how these phonemes are combined into words
  • To increase intelligibility of speech by facilitating the emergence of phonological patterns

Tina's World - Real or Make-Believe
Target Goals:

  • Beginning: To understand the difference between "real" and "make-believe"
  • Beginning: To explain what is silly in the story
  • Beginning: To answer true or false questions about the story
  • Beginning: To correct absurdities in sentences
  • Advanced: To apply critical thinking to comprehend and describe situation
  • Advanced: To apply facts to given situation and discuss what is wrong in a given situation or story.
  • Advanced: To correct absurdities, using complete sentences
  • Advanced: To use information and imagination to form a new story.
  • Advanced: To discuss/give opinions of what would happen if absurd story were true?

Sign a Word
Target Goals:

  • To expressively label concrete objects using signs
  • To sign yes/no to indicate preference or identification
  • To produce signs to request items/activities
  • To combine two signs in modifier-noun form (pretty girl, more milk)
  • To combine two signs in noun-verb form (boy run, car go)
  • To use not and no in combination with other signs
  • To combine 3-4 signs with grammatical structure aparent (Cindy want milk, want more cookie)

Story-Making Machine
Target Goals:

  • To silently read short story, circle all target sounds, and then read aloud, using good speech
  • To dictate or write short story which contains numerous examples of target sound
  • To produce target sound in all word positions while reading a paragraph containing numerous examples of highlighted target sounds in words
  • To produce target sound in all word positions while reading aloud short story which contains numerous examples of highlighted target sound
  • To produce target sound in all word positions in response to adult's questions about orally presented story containing target sound
  • To produce target sound in all word positions in sentences while retelling an orally presented story containing target sound

Target Goals:

  • To develop phonemic awareness skills while identifying pictures of common and exotic animals by name
  • To select correct picture after listening to clues which describe various attributes of the animal
  • To increase speech intelligibility by connecting the dots of printed picture while producing target sound

The Grammar Gorillas
Target Goals:

  • Beginning: To learn the definitions of noun and verb
  • Beginning: To identify a noun and verb in written material
  • Advanced: To learn the definitions of noun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, preposition, conjunction, pronoun
  • Advanced: To identify above parts of speech in written material
Target Goals:

  • To identify parts of a picture
  • To give/follow orally presented directions
  • To label a picture and give 3 identifying characteristics
  • To ask/answer simple who, what, where questions about picture

Phone Pass
Target Goals:

  • To improve telephone skills to include appropriate volume, speed, and clarity of speech
  • To increase confidence of ESOL individuals and others, when speaking on the telephone
  • To improve ability to repeat orally presented sentences
  • To follow orally presented direction
  • To increase ability to clearly verbalize thoughts and opinions
  • When given an orally presented word, will provide the word that means the opposite

Where is That?
Target Goals:

  • a) To improve map reading skills: to identify the country or state
  • b) To improve map reading skills: to identify the country or state, given the capital
  • c) To improve map reading skills: to identify the capital, given the country or state
  • d) To improve map reading skills: to identify highlighted country or state, and give the capital

Fun Match
Target Goals:

  • To improve short-term memory skills through matching pairs of pictures
  • To develop vocabulary/categorizing skills by identifying pictures from thematic groups – dinosaurs, colors, bugs, animals, musical instruments, numbers, good food, snack food, flowers, signs
  • To be able to tell how objects are the same/different

Whacky Web Tales
Target Goals:

  • To learn the definitions of various parts of speech – noun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, preposition, conjunction, pronoun, exclamation
  • To be able to give examples of various parts of speech
  • To be able to identify parts of speech in written material

Picture Recipes
Target Goals:

  • To label common foods, kitchen utensils, appliances
  • To teach cooking vocabulary - cup, tablespoon, teaspoon, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, ounce, gallon, liter, assemble, mix, boil, dice, grate, combine, melt, degrees, broil, pour, sprinkle, heat, stir, bake, peel, garnish, crumble, whir, fold, chill, blend, brown, low, medium, high, measure, puree, grease, divide, spread, thicken, roll, stick, chop, boil
  • To read from left to right on page
  • To sequence pictures in correct order
  • To give/follow directions

Yeti, The Abominable Snowman
Target Goals:

  • To encourage verbal interaction
  • To develop turn-taking skills
  • To model/use correct word order for asking a question
  • To use appropriate volume and rate of speech when asking/answering question

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