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It's Electric - Boogey Oogey Oogey Oooh!

As a clinician, you stick with what motivates your client! This semester one of my clients found his true love - LED light bulbs (cut to me frantically googling anything I could find on LED light bulbs just to catch up!). So, like any normal human-being I set google alerts for articles on LED light bulbs and went out and purchased a few. By 10:35pm each night I can now reveal the latest news on LED lights...

ANYWHO! We're working on pragmatics with this client. Seeing as these topics are often a challenge, having something fun to use while working is helpful (and motivating!). To further an electricity unit we were doing on our "language days" I made this electrifying board game!

How I used this:

To keep things simple, I used dice and game pieces we had lying around the clinic. Whatever picture he landed on corresponded to cards I had neatly piled next to the board. On the back of the cards I taped situations requiring inferencing, drawing conclusions, and problem solving. Some of the cards said "iPad" and he utilized the Conversation Builder App (which is a HUGE hit!).

Putting it together: (Click HERE to download the game board.)

  1. Print the game board, and 2 copies of the cards. 
  2. Tape the game board together - if you find you have a hole in the middle, cut out an awesome thunderbolt like I did!
  3. Tape whatever you chose to the backs of the cards! Edison facts! Conductors! Electricity! The options are endless!

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