I'm going to challenge my articulation students to say their sound correctly 150 times during a speech session and reward them with a trip to the prize box when they meet the challenge. I'm planning on giving my students several opportunities to get 150 correct productions in a single session. During a typcial speech session, each my my articulation students has 200-250 total productions, so I'm hoping this is a reasonable goal for most of my older students.
Now, I'm not going to leave my language and fluency students out. I'm going to challenge my language students to tell me five things they did this summer and one thing they are excited about for the school year. My school is focusing on literacy and writing, so my sheet does have fill in the blanks on it. I usually expect my students to write 1-3 words, and of course spelling doesn't count. The real challenge won't be in what I'm expecting them to be able to put on the paper, I'm hoping to be able to get some information about responding to questions, story telling, vocabulary use, grammar and all of that good stuff. I'm hoping that by offering a price by completing the sheet to *my* satisfaction, I can engage some of my more reluctant students (and reward the ones that were always going to tell me!).
The google docs are here:
Articulation - 150 Sound Challenge
Articulation - 80 Sound Challenge
What is everyone else doing to get their kids back into therapy?