Motivation, humor, and ideas that every speech-language pathologist who works with children will love!
Sometimes I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and notice a huge zit on my face (GROSS!!!). Let me tell ya, I used to get all bent out of shape about it, but not anymore. Do you know why I no longer detest the occasional zit? It’s because I see the little zit as an opportunity to introduce some wonderful “real life” conversation in my speech therapy room! I know it might sound crazy, but trust me – it’s fun!
Below you will find some great questions I like to ask my speech students on my random zit days. Expanding your students’ language has never been this easy.
Super fun zit questions!
- What is this “thing” on my face called?
- How do you think I would feel if today was Picture Day at school? Why?
- Have you ever had a zit on your face? What did you do?
- Have you ever seen someone on TV with a zit? Tell us about it.
- Can you think of some ways that I could cover up my zit?
- What would you rather have on your face – a zit or a booger? Why?
- What are some nice things you can say to a friend who is upset because he has a zit on his face?
- Where would you rather have a zit – on your face or on your arm? Why?
- Why do you think people get zits on their face from time to time?
In closing . . .
I hope that the next time the Zit Fairy pays you a visit, you remember this blog post. I know your speech therapy kiddos will get a kick out of the questions. In fact, just a few days ago, one of my students said, “Mr. Raj, let’s draw a picture of a monster with zits all over his face and then we can name him a silly name that has our articulation sound in it.”Now, if that isn’t a fantastic speech therapy suggestion, I don’t know what is!