Favorite Mixed Group Therapy Plans for Middle School

Middle schoolers can be a tough crowd to please, especially when it comes to making speech-language therapy fun. But fear not, I have compiled a list of my favorite mixed-group therapy plans and activities that are sure to engage and excite even the most skeptical pre-teen.

  • First, try some online game-style activities such as EdPuzzle or Jeopardy Labs. These websites have a ton of activities that can cover a variety of topics (articulation, grammar, comprehension, etc.). EdPuzzle makes learning interactive and checks for comprehension while working as a team, while Jeopardy Labs allows students to compete while still practicing important skills.  Not only are these a fun way to work on articulation and listening skills, but they also encourage teamwork and communication.

  • Next on the list are activities like Mad Libs or Would You Rather. These are super easy ways to work on grammar, reasoning, and articulation. It's a great way to work on individualized goals while keeping the group engaged and entertained.  Plus, who doesn't love a good laugh when the group shares their responses?

  • Last but not least, we have a classic- reading a book, or mixing it up by listening to a ReadWorks audio story! Highlight targetable vocabulary words as you read a book aloud and write comprehension questions on the pages (or sticky notes) as you read aloud for future use. ReadWorks has the work done for you, with vocabulary and comprehension questions already picked out for you! Reading together is a fun and interactive way to work on individualized goals while keeping the group connected.

In conclusion, these mixed group therapy plans and activities have been tried and true favorites in my middle school speech-language therapy sessions. Not only do they work on important skills, but they also keep the group engaged and entertained.

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