Dice are a really neat way of incorporating massed practice and improving output and productivity in Talking Practice in the Lidcombe Program (and in speech sounds therapy too).
Dice add a playful and competitive vibe to what can otherwise be a bit of a dull talking task.
Large chunky foam dice are less likely to get lost and are not choking hazards. I also like to use a dice container and you can easily make one of your own using a see-through container.
Here’s a few ways to use dice.
Roll the dice and the number that you get, tells you how many…
…cards to turn over and talk about or make up a story about
…toys or objects to pull out of a surprise bag – these can be named, described, joined together to form a long sentence or a little story.
…how many pages to turn and chat about
…how many things to spy through a tube
…how many places to jump before choosing a card or object to name or chat about.
Happy, smooth talking!