SEQUENTIAL PICTURE CARDS: AN SLP’s PRECIOUS TREASURE OF THERAPY MATERIALS!
In my experiences, strategically using sequential picture cards (SPCs) is one of the most powerful and versatile tools for speech and language therapy. Most clients really enjoy working with SPCs as they are easy use, fun, interactive puzzles! As SLPs we realize that purposefully engaging the client in talking about the storyline of the SPCs is a gateway to multiple language-learning opportunities! Once you put mixed SPCs down in front of the client, it is natural for them to want to arrange them in the proper order! They are already using their reasoning skills to determine the sequential order. Whether the client arranges them correctly or incorrectly, the positive discussions lead by the SLP that follow can help guide clients in their understanding of how to create better inductive and deductive reasoning decisions. (We learn from our mistakes! The sequential cards that are put in the wrong order teaches "WHY?" thinking and reasoning as one figures out the solution!) Additionally, the spontaneous language samples that are generated through the client’s descriptions of the SPC’s story-line provide a wealth of opportunities for the SLP to teach various grammar & syntax concepts.
Looking for lots of other ideas for encouraging speech & language growth using SPCs? Please feel free to download my SpeechPage FREE Sequential Picture Card Session Ideas!
This Free Download has 14 pages of ideas & materials to help you use sequential picture cards! I’ve even included 20 Free Sequential Picture Cards that I illustrated for you to use! (Note: I have designed these SPCs as four-card sequences, however if your client’s abilities are at a different level you could use just three cards at a time.) I suggest you laminate the cut out cards. You may wish to put dots of (hard, loop) velcro on the back of each card & a matching dot of (soft, hook) velcro on the holding zones of the receiving helper pages in this free SPCs handout. (Three hole punch the pages and they will store easily in a three-ring binder for easy organization!) You’re now on your way to creating your own Sequential Picture Card Therapy Kit!
At SpeechPage we sell three different sequential picture card materials sets that will match up nicely with this free download. (Everything at SpeechPage is already laminated, 3-hole punched, & ready-to-use!)
One of our SpeechPage SPC sets has a whopping 80 sequential picture cards in it!
We use heavy-duty, heat-sealed laminate and we hand-assemble our materials in the USA for long lasting high-quality results. (Our 80 card SPC set uses 160 dots of velcro to assemble!) Thousands of SLPs and other educators have appreciated SpeechPage's Learning Materials.
Whether you use SpeechPage's Sequential Picture Sets or others I hope you will find a multitude of fun and engaging language learning opportunities with them!