(50) 1 Step Directions for Speech Therapy Practice

(50) 1 Step Directions
for Speech Therapy Practice

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1 Step Directions


  • Put your hands on your shoulders.

  • Put your hands over your eyes.

  • Shake your hands.

  • Count to eight.

  • Put your elbows on the table.

  • Pretend to take off your watch.

  • Turn around in a circle.

  • Jump up and down twice (or any amount of times you choose).

  • Wave at me.

  • Say hello.

  • Point to a corner in the room.

  • Say “Look over there!”

  • Stand up.

  • Walk to the door.

  • Clap your hands 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).

  • Pretend to wash your hands.

  • Pretend to comb your hair.

  • Cross your fingers.

  • Pretend to put on a shirt.

  • Shake your head yes.

  • Snap your fingers 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).

  • Name a color.

  • Name a shape.

  • Name a number.

  • Count to 10.

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  • Pretend to tie your shoe.

  • Wink at the person next to you.

  • Wave your hand.

  • Put your hand over your mouth.

  • Pat yourself on the head.

  • Wiggle your fingers.

  • Count the chairs in the room.

  • Tap your foot on the floor.

  • Say your ABC’s.

  • Lift both hands up in the air.

  • Name something you see that is red (or any other color).

  • Name 2 of your friends.

  • Sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".

  • Sit on your hands.

  • Close your eyes.

  • Touch your shoulders 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).

  • Give someone a thumbs up.

  • Pretend to drive a car.

  • Touch your toes.

  • Pretend to sneeze.

  • Give someone a high five.

  • Take a deep breath.

  • Touch your knees 1 time (or any amount of times you choose).

  • Point to a light in the room.

  • Take a bow.




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty following 1 step directions.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week. This is not enough time or practice for someone to strengthen their understanding of this important language concept.

Every day that your loved one goes without practice it becomes more difficult to help them. 


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We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can. Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.



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