How many of you use Hedbanz or Jeepers Peepers in therapy? They are both amazing games but can sometimes be challenging for some of my language/ASD kiddos! I feel like I spend so much time prompting and prompting and prompting. I knew there had to be an easier way, but I had trouble finding an appropriate visual for them online. So I made my own! If you feel the same way, or want your students to be more independent when playing this game, this product is for you!
What I wanted out of a visual was something interactive. Something my kids could use themselves, even the nonreaders. Click here to check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Note: When I say “page” above, I am referring to two pages, that once assembled combine into one. One page is the storage/question strip page and the other contains the symbols.
To Use: Begin with the first categories page and the yes/no page. Prompt the student to pick a category icon and move it to the sentence strip at the top of the page. Have the student read the question out loud.
If the question is answered with “yes” move the card to the Yes side of the page and vis versa. This page will help those students who have difficulty remembering or putting together information they have gained from previous questions. After the student knows the category of their card, give them a subcategory page. For example, when they know it is an animal, give them the page that says “It is an animal” on the top. This second page will help them uncover more details about their animal.
To work on describing, pick an icon and have the child find the category and then describe it using the icons on the subcategory page. I have them do this using the yes/no page again, describing what something is and isn’t.
For inference, the SLP can fill the yes/no page and have the child guess what object they are thinking of! Provide picture options as needed. I like to lay out three cards from Hedbanz and fill the yes/no page. Then, the student can choose the appropriate card and explain why they picked it.
This game is perfect for students who use AAC, who have difficulty formulating questions or recalling information, who have ASD, our language kiddos and other students that you are trying to fade off of prompts during these fun guessing games!
Curious how it works? Download the preview and get the first 2 pages (for asking about the category) FOR FREE!
This game does require assembly, lamination, and Velcro. Or, you can use page protectors and dry erase markers to circle/cross off choices.
Speechy Musings does not own the right to Hedbanz, Jeepers Peepers, or 20 Questions and is in no way sponsored by these companies.