We have been loving Left, Center, Right (LCR) in and out of the Speech Room lately! This is a great game to use in Speech Therapy. It makes planning easy, makes learning fun, and it gives so many opportunities for quick articulation and language practice! You can target different goals for each student easily, making mixed groups a breeze.
How do you play LCR?
The object of this game is to be the last one holding onto chips. Each player is given 3 chips to start off. Students take turns rolling the dice. How many dice you roll depends on how many chips you have. If you have 3 (or more) chips, roll all 3 dice. If you have 2 chips, roll 2 dice. If you have 1 chip, roll 1 dice. If you have no chips, you don’t get to roll. After rolling the dice you look at each dice one at a time and move your chips left, right, center, or keep (dot). The game ends when only one person has chip(s) left!
Why Is This Game Great for Speech Therapy?
This game is give multiple opportunities for quick practice. It is a multi-person game that requires you to pay attention to who is next to you. LCR is also easily adapted to target a variety of goals and it is easily finished during a single therapy session.
Using LCR To Work On Articulation
Have articulation goals? Print out the activity sheet that has your students target sounds! So fun and easy! Each sound is targeted in the initial, medial, and final position and you can decide if they need to say words or sentences. Student gets a L, C, and R? They practice words from each section. Move down the list as the game goes on.
As your student practices their words, follow along taking data on this pre-made data sheet. Easily get overall accuracy or separate between accuracy with initial, medial, and final sounds. Save this data sheet for later to use for progress monitoring.
When the game is over and it’s time to send students back. Print and hand out this homework sheet that practices Phonological Awareness AND their Articulation Sound! Let parents know what their child’s accuracy was by writing it on top and then send this sheet home so they can continue working on making their sounds. Just don’t forget to let the parents know any cues that you use so they be sure to be consistent with you!
Using LCR To Work On Language
Have language goals? I’ve made print and go worksheets for those too! Print out the activity sheet that has your students targeted language goal.
Focus areas include:
- Who, What, & Where Questions
- When, Why, & How Questions
- Name the Category
- Categories: Name 3
- Attributes/Describing (w/visuals)
- Compare & Contrast (w/visuals)
- Multiple Meaning Words (w/visuals)
Student gets a L, C, and R? Just like with the articulation pages, they practice their language goal from each section. Move down the list as the game goes on. Data sheets have also been included for each language goal to use for easy data collection and future progress monitoring.
As you can see…this fun game is great for working on so many goals! Make planning easier by taking a game and using the print and go sheets to target your student’s goals! Your students won’t know or care that you changed the rules! Grab this great bundle HERE!
Want to play but don’t have the game? You can make your own dice (included in the bundle) OR buy it here on Amazon: