Therapy Game Boards that don't allow for any LOSERS!
Use a 'dry erase' type marker (sold seperately) or even a crayon to play and replay these FUN game boards!
D’Amore’s Non Competitive Board Games involve all members of the group working together to achieve a common goal. This avoids those typical problems of games used as motivational materials in therapy sessions: with most game play there is a winner but that means there are also sad losers. No one wants to be the loser! Even with chance options such as dice, best effort on the part of the student can still result in them ‘losing’ the game. Speech Therapy is not about losing, but about being a motivating situation that the student is enticed to be a part of!
Each of these SIX game boards has a unique goal that most any size group can all participate in regardless of the clients' differing therapy goals. As the clients take their turn in whatever therapy work that you have designed for them for the session, they each contribute to achieving a mutual goal! Everyone contributes on their turn, so everyone feels like a winner when the goal is eventually achieved by the whole team effort!
A variety of numbers of turns can be taken on the different game boards. Two have a 100 count and the others have a 30, 40, 50, and 60 count to complete the gameboard. The clinician determines the number of times each student 'moves' per turn. A short description of the gameplay is on each of these SIX FUN and CREATIVE CO-OPERATIVE GAME SpeechPages!
Here is the feedback that a repeat customer has sent us:
"I love the idea of the cooperative games, the little ones don't understand winning /losing. This way, I won't have to say, after one has won and the others have not: " We're all winners because we practiced good speech". Thanks so very much for making everything easy, great customer service."
H.W. SLP, Alabama
Suggestions Only: Recommendations for appropriate Speech Language Therapy, therapy materials or communication systems can only be made by a qualified Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) following a formal multi-factored Speech and Language evaluation.
There are many different aspects of the individual's abilities and degrees of severity of communication abilities, methods, and differences that must first be determined through formal evaluation by a qualified professional before therapy can begin.