Pumpkin receives speech therapy twice a week for 30 minutes. One session is dedicated strictly to oral motor and feeding. While the other session is focused on pragmatics. 30 minutes a week in pragmatics isn't enough for her to really make significant progress. So, I have to do additional things at home with her.
The book is 170 pages of reproducible activities that target a wide variety of pragmatic language skills. Such as:
The activities range from fill-ins, role-playing, puzzles, stories, tic tac toe, cut and paste and more. It is a very hands on and engaging activity book. Pumpkin didn't even think of it as "speech work." Which she normally dreads.. She just saw it as fun!
Here are some of Pumpkin's favorite activities:
Playing Make-A-Face Tic-Tac-Toe
Pumpkin learned about emotions in this game. She also had the chance to act out each emotion.
Getting Attention Tic-Tac-Toe
In this game she learned how to recognize polite and rude ways to get attention. This is something Pumpkin really struggles with.. She thought it was hilarious when I imitated how she frequently tries to get my attention (in a rude manner). She was able to recognize that it was not a polite way and we were able to discuss a more appropriate way for her to get my attention.
With this activity she learned more about feelings. The sheet had several different scenarios and she had to pick out how she would feel. For example: "You are alone and you hear a strange noise." She would paste scared next to it.
Pete and Randy
This was a cut and paste activity where she heard a short phrase and had to tell me if polite Pete said it or rude Randy. She had a lot of fun with this activity. I thought it was really cute too.
That is only a small snippet of the kinds of hands on activities in this book. This is hands down my favorite pragmatic language activity book that I've tried so far. This book covers such a wide range of social skills that you really don't need any other supplements. I can see us being able to use this book for a couple of years. The great thing is that this book is reproducible. So we can do the activities as many times as we need to for review. Sometimes Pumpkin just wants to redo an activity just for fun too.. (Especially the tic-tac-toe games). :) The games are a lot of fun to do!
If you are looking for some activities to do with your child that relate to social skills, I highly recommend this book. You can find this book at Super Duper Publications website here: 'Say and Do' Positive Pragmatic Game Boards Fun Sheets for $34.95.
Want to take a peek inside the book? You can see a sample here. Click Here.
Disclaimer: The company provided me with the product for free for review purposes. However, the opinions in this review are solely mine and are not influenced by any company in any way.