SLP Corner: Justifying Language Therapy Games with Literacy
Have you heard this? Maybe it was uttered by another educator as they passed through our therapy room. Maybe it was shared by a parent who was watching our session in the home or clinic. The onlookers were aware of the fun being had but innocently unaware of the focus of the activity for the language therapy game. The truth is that there are a lot of things that we do that could be characterized as “having fun.” In those cases, we can easily justify our activities with explanations of the goals that we are focusing on and the desired outcome.
Why are Language Therapy Games Effective? Games and play create a perfect storm of some of the highest levels of engagement, open minds, motivation to remember through competition, and just plain fun.