Stage 1- Auditory Discrimination
Run - Stick the sound pictures on the wall. Your child has to run to the sound they hear.
Jump – Lay the sound pictures on the floor and jump on the sound you hear.
Drive – Lay the sound pictures on the floor and drive a toy car to the sound you hear.
Post – Make a post-box (you could use a cereal box) for each sound you are working on. Place Your child posts the picture into the correct post-box.
Tower – Lay out the sound pictures with one brick on each picture. Give your child a pile of bricks. Your child adds another brick to the sound they hear.
Skittles - Put a line of skittles next to each of the sound cards. Your child knocks a skittle down from the line that matches the sound they hear.
Games – Find a game with lots of pieces (e.g. Monkey Business, Pop-up Pirate). Split the pieces between the sounds and take a piece from the sound you hear.
If your child is finding the activities difficult, try using the action cue when you say the sound. This will give your child a visual clue. You could also reduce the number of sounds you are working on, so your child is only listening for 2 different sounds.
Who Can Help?
You can contact the Norfolk & Waveney Speech & Language Therapy Service by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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