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WHEEL - OF - FORTUNE! A language game!

Doubling up my posts tonight!

Here's my newest language activity that can be used with both adults and kids! I used this during a language session at the Aphasia Center and focused on age-appropriate categories.

It's your basic Wheel-of-Fortune format, except I used a chalk board -- and had a makeshift Vanna. I provided everyone with a category (i.e., vacation spots, european cities) and then drew out a box for each letter. The clients found it helpful to have the number of boxes written above, so that was presented as well. I had the clients "spin" my homemade wheel (download it HERE) and then either guess a letter, solve, or ask for clues. I wrote down each "clue" on the board, as well as answers that were not correct. This visual helped them to rule out other answers that may not have worked.

This activity spanned the levels of communication in the group from severe to mild aphasia. Each person was able to participate, and the clients helped each other out! Try it out!



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  1. Hi, I just found your blog because of pinterest, my new addiction. I recently started a blog of my own, also to keep record of some of the things I make and find. Good luck in grad school and beyond! :-)
    Karen
    http://afvslp.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, I think this is great and I'd like to use this wheel for an Aphasia group next week. Just one question, how exactly did the "spinning" thing work?

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    1. Hey! Glad you like it! I had a makeshift one because I was unable to get one of those gold nail head clasps. Basically I used a pushpin in the middle to hold down a big paper clip and had the clients "spin" the paper clip. Using the nail head is the same idea, just more secure.

      Good luck with your lesson!!!

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