A construction theme is so much fun in the speech therapy room!
Kids love trucks, building, and everything construction!
One of my favorite benefits of speech therapy themes is that they make data collection easier! When therapy follows a pattern, you’re taking more consistent data and you’re measuring what you actually want to measure!
My Construction Themed Language Therapy Unit for Speech Therapy includes everything, all the stimulus materials and quality graphic organizers you need for just about your whole caseload!
Simple Ways to Have Fun with a Construction Theme in Speech Therapy
Construction Themed Toys and Activities
You can go so many directions with a construction theme, whether playing with toy trucks, or building structures with magnatiles, legos, or other building blocks. These open-ended toys can be used as reinforces or to encourage lots of communication while you play together.
And if you’re considering a construction theme for preschool, consider making a construction sensory bin with sand or dirt, rocks, and small trucks.
Target Language with a Construction Theme
There are lots of other simple ways to include the construction theme into your therapy:
- Use building blocks or another toy and put the next piece on top, under, or next to another piece
- Model/identify different attributes (sizes and colors) of construction equipment: dig with the YELLOW truck, scoop the SMALL rock, drive in a LONG line
- Work on body parts and simple directions and prepositions by putting a construction prop on your head, on your hand, etc.
- Ask simple wh- questions about the construction site: Who drives the bulldozer? What does he wear on his head? Where do we put the dirt?
- Name parts of a construction truck (Example: shovel, wheels, door, etc.)
- And most importantly: Listen to what your child says and recast and expand!
Construction Theme Language Speech Therapy Unit
My themed language units includes all the materials you need to target:
- Core vocabulary (go, need)
- Basic concepts (heavy, tall)
- Describing (tools, construction vehicles)
- Tier 2 vocabulary (build, construct, demolish, repair, assemble)
- Affixes (con-, -ion)
- Sentence combining
- Comprehending narrative texts
- Comprehending non-fiction texts
- WH questions
- Comparing and contrasting
- Story telling
- Story grammar
- Phonological awareness
- Question Formulation
- Spatial concepts
We’re talking over 100 pages of construction themed goodness, with gorgeous photos, helpful icons, and systematic instructional materials.
Other SLPs absolutely LOVE my construction themed pack. Here is some feedback I’ve received:
“I love using themes. This theme was loaded with information that my students were eager to know more about. I love using the picture book to kick off the theme. I appreciate the visual supports to help with differentiation. There are numerous language activities so I can use them with the majority of my caseload.”
— Lori P.
“SO many of my middle school boys were thrilled to get their hands on something they were FINALLY interested in! Keep them coming :)”
— Colleen T.
Have fun in your therapy sessions and get the work done!