Are you sick of sequencing cards? Join the club. We all use them, as they target any number of speech and language goals, and diagnostically can tell us a lot. However, there is no other way to say it…they are boring (in my opinion of course). I’m sure you all have the cards that are either procedural or story based, and just are static pictures of people “doing” things. There are only so many ways to make sequencing cards “fun.” Especially if you have a kiddo that needs A LOT of practice with this skill. However, with technology, again, anything is possible. Recently, I’ve been enjoying the Sequencing with Milo app for a different “spin” on sequencing. This app allows a child to sequence 3- scene picture scenes, and then watch a mini movie of the sequence. Kids seem to love it, especially the sound when you put a card out of order (like a game show negative buzzer sound) and correct (applause). I also continue to love having kiddos physically perform their own sequences (e.g. acting out a story, making a craft, simple procedural narrative, etc.), and either take digital pictures or videotape for later retelling. Importing the pictures into the Story Patch app is another fun way to make sequencing and retelling a little more thrilling. This also allows for emailing the story as a PDF to their family, which I find gets kids really excited. Any other fun ways you work on sequencing and retelling?
Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP