Automatic Speech Tasks for Speech Therapy Practice

Automatic Speech Tasks for Speech Therapy Practice

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Automatic Speech Tasks

  1. Say the ABC's

  2. Sing "Amazing Grace" / Hymn

  3. Count to 10

  4. Sing Happy Birthday

  5. Days of the week

  6. Months of the Year

  7. Answer the phone

  8. Knock/Answer the door

Common Sayings

  1. It's raining cats _______.

  2. I have butterflies in _______.

  3. You are barking up _______.

  4. I escaped by the skin _______.

  5. He flies by the seat _______.

  6. I am feeling fit as _______.

  7. The teacher has eyes _______.

  8. Don't let the cat out _______.

  9. You're off your _______.

  10. The pen is mightier _______.

  11. All in a day's _______.

  12. You're the apple of _______.

  13. You're between a rock and _______.

  14. Don't bite off more than _______.

  15. Caught with your hand in the _______.

  16. That's like the blind leading _______.

  17. Not to toot my _______.

  18. I woke up on the wrong _______.

  19. Dad is bringing home _______.

  20. I'm burning the candle on _______.

  21. We're burning the mid- _______.

  22. Eat, drink, and _______.

  23. You woke up on the _______.

  24. You are two peas _______.

  25. The apple doesn't fall _______.

  26. He is a chip off _______.

  27. Elephant in the _______.

  28. Put your foot in _______.

  29. I don't want to step _______.

  30. I don't want to reign _______.

  31. I have a skeleton _______.

  32. Snug as a bug _______.

  33. Goodnight, sleep _______.

  34. I wear my heart _______.

  35. Don't cry over _______.

  36. Liar liar, pants _______.

  37. I'm lying through _______.

  38. You win some and _______.

  39. You can't teach an old dog _______.

  40. You can lead a horse to water, but _______.

  41. You snooze _______.

  42. The early bird _______.

  43. Peek-a-_______

  44. Coast-to-_______

  45. Forget-me-_______

  46. A dozen _______

  47. Mother-in-_______

  48. Trick or _______

  49. Jack-in-the-_______

  50. Sink or _______

  51. Kick the _______

  52. Knock on _______

  53. Hang by _______

  54. Head over _______


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Musical Rhythms

  1. Row Row Row Your Boat

  2. Mary Had a Little Lamb

  3. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  4. Star Spangled Banner

  5. I'm a Little Tea Pot

  6. Three Blind Mice

  7. Happy Birthday

Nursery Rhymes

  1. Row Row Row Your Boat

  2. Mary Had a Little Lamb

  3. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  4. Humpty Dumpty

  5. Little Miss Muffet

  6. Jack Be Nimble

"And" Phrases

  1. Show and _______

  2. Hug and _______

  3. Mom and _______

  4. Peanut butter and _______

  5. Salt and _______

  6. Thunder and _______

  7. Lettuce and _______

  8. Thick and _______

  9. Tried and _______

  10. Rock and _______

  11. Hide and _______

  12. Birds and the _______

  13. Sweet and _______

  14. Bread and _______

  15. Cheese and _______

  16. Hop, skip, and _______

  17. Trial and _______

  18. Bow and _______

  19. Jekyll and _______

  20. Batman and _______

  21. Bonnie and _______

  22. Cat and _______

  23. Breaking and _______

  24. Stop, look, and _______

  25. Cream and _______

  26. Queen and _______

  27. Night and _______

  28. Girls and _______

  29. Spaghetti and _______

  30. Beauty and _______

"Of" Phrases

  1. A bar of _______

  2. A bed of _______

  3. A bunch of _______

  4. A cup of _______

  5. A dose of _______

  6. A flock of _______

  7. A gallon of _______

  8. A glass of _______

  9. A head of _______

  10. A loaf of _______

  11. A lump of _______

  12. A pack of _______

  13. A pair of _______

  14. A pinch of _______

  15. A pitcher of _______

  16. A pot of _______

  17. A pound of _______

  18. A side of _______

  19. A spoonful of _______

  20. A stalk of _______

  21. A stick of _______

  22. A swarm of _______

  23. A tube of _______

  24. A yard of _______

  25. The Statue of _______

  26. Chairman of the _______

  27. The Declaration of _______

  28. Cream of the _______

Verb Phrases

  1. We build a _______

  2. We button our _______

  3. We buy some _______

  4. We chop some _______

  5. We clean the _______

  6. We climb a _______

  7. We comb our _______

  8. We curl our toes _______

  9. We draw a _______

  10. We dry the _______

  11. We empty the _______

  12. We feed the _______

  13. We fly a _______

  14. We hear a _______

  15. We milk a _______

  16. We mow the _______

  17. We open the _______

  18. We pay a _______

  19. We read a _______

  20. We ring a _______

  21. We scrub the _______

  22. We sharpen a _______

  23. We shut the _______

  24. We sing a _______

  25. We tell a _______

  26. We turn on the _______

  27. We wash our _______

  28. We water the _______

  29. We win a _______

  30. We wrap a _______

  31. We stop at a red _______


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This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with this language principle.

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. 

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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