Pathways for Articultion and Language plus a FREEBIE!

Pathways for articulation and language:  Fun games to address a variety of articulation and language goals
Pathways for articulation and language

One of the great things about living in the middle of North Carolina is that you are nearly an equal distance between the beach and mountains. (I lean towards mountains if you’re wondering and I’d say that, while not uncommon, it’s the minority position.)

As we near the end of the school year, some of my artic students are really in need of some new materials.  I give you “Pathways for articulation and language.”

These game boards look like your classic Bingo board but set up is easier and there’s more excitement and strategy. Not to mention each board contains 36 specific phonemes/position represented by adorable Smarty Symbols. (Answer key included in case any of the pics have you momentarily stumped.  IEPs can do that to you.)

Pathways for articulation and language games
Pathways for articulation and language

To play, each player receives a different game board with the same target. On your turn, call out a picture that every player will cover. (You may want to insist on a correct production to cover.  Your call.) You can use dry erase markers if you’ve laminated your sheets or chips.  My students like to use flat marbles so it looks like stepping stones.

Pathways for Articulation and Language games to target a variety of speech and language goals
Pathways for Articulation and Language

The object of the game is to be the first to make a path from one sea to the other or one forest to the other.  You may find that your original plan isn’t what you end up with as other players announce words to cover.  Remember a path can be winding!

Pathways samples

This set includes boards for K, L, SH, CH, TH, S, R (including vocalic R boards), categories, antonyms, synonyms and homophones. All boards have picture prompts except for synonyms and homophones.

Click here for all the info.

You can check out how this works with a FREEBIE!  Download my animal boards and play in a few different ways.  For your youngest students, you might just label the animal.  For older students say where the animal lives. For a more challenging version, say the correct name of the animal baby. Easy when it’s “puppy,” trickier when it’s “porcupette.”  Don’t worry, there’s an answer key.

Free activity for working on animal vocabulary, animal babies or where animals live
Pathways for Animal Names

Click here for your freebie.



The views expressed in this blog are my own and are intended to inspire other speech-language pathologists in their own practice. If you are a parent, teacher or other educator, these ideas are not intended to take the place of treatment by a certified clinician. Read full disclaimer here.