07 Jun Useful Teletherapy Interactive Resources (part 2/2)
A second resource is the game, “Snakes and Ladders.” It is played online and can be found through SMART Exchange activities. It is played just like the board game, “Chutes and Ladders.” You can have your tele-helper have dice available on-site or you can call up a die within SMART Exchange to have on your desktop simultaneously with the game.
The die is interactive, so when you or the student clicks on it, it will roll giving you a number when it stops rotating. This game can be played with 2 or more players. Even my middle-school clients ask for this game. While playing, my clients have to “earn-a-turn” by saying the targeted sound or answer the question, etc. and then s/he can roll the die.
The third resource is a game called, “Cut The Rope.” You can find this game on “Google Play” (store) for FREE. Call up Google Chrome, choose the Google Play (store,) and do a search for the name of the game. I use the “earn-a-turn” process where we will practice the skill multiple times before allowing 3 tries per level.
If the student passes a level before the third try, we practice again before s/he begins trying the next. You can use this same process with “Where’s My Water,” (you can find this online if you Google search for it, but it is not in the Google Chrome store).
Future blog posts will continue to provide online-based, teletherapy games and interactive materials. Three different types of interactive games/materials have been explained here ranging from online to paper-based games. I have used these resources the most and hope you find them useful as well.
Written by: Tracy Sippl, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist & Teletherapist