20+ Categories for Speech Therapy Practice

20+ Categories for Speech Therapy Practice

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Animals

dog

cat

cow

fish

bear

deer

horse

pig

bird

sheep

frog

elephant

giraffe

crab

rhinoceros

alligator

octopus

kangaroo

lizard

mountain lion

monkey

Body Parts

head

ear

eye

nose

mouth

arm

chest

hip

knee

thigh

finger

elbow

wrist

shoulder

neck

foot

ankle

toes

chin

Clothing

T-shirt

shoes

socks

pants

hat

scarf

mittens

vest

suit

tie

shorts

swim suit

overalls

dress pants

skirt

dress

collared shirt

polo shirt

tank top

blouse

snow pants

coat

Dairy Products

butter

milk

cheese

sour cream

cottage cheese

yogurt

ice cream

cream cheese

cream

Drinks

iced tea

water

milk

juice

coffee

punch

hot chocolate

egg nog

cider

soda pop

Emotions

happy

sad

scared

envy

pity

frustration

disgust

angry

love

surprise

annoyance

excitement

cautious

shy

worried

confused

more...

Foods

Breakfast

toast

cereal

bagel

pancakes

waffles

bacon

oatmeal

biscuits

hash browns

eggs

omelet

french toast

pop tart

fruit (see category)

Lunch/Dinner

sandwich

soup

chips

pizza

hot dogs

hamburgers

quesadilla

steak

fruits (see category)

vegetables (see category)

sloppy joes

fish / seafood

chicken

pasta

Fruits

orange

apple

pear

banana

peach

pineapple

cherry

strawberry

cantaloupe

blueberry

grapes

pomegranate

mango

papaya

kiwi

coconut

raspberry

boysenberry

apricot

watermelon

Furniture

chair

desk

couch / sofa

footstool

dining table

rug

bed

bookshelf

bench

end table

lamp

rocking chair

recliner

nightstand

dresser

chest of drawers

filing cabinet

Insects

flea

praying mantis

fly

ant

centipede

cockroach

grasshopper

ladybug

butterfly

termite

dragonfly

mosquito

black widow

moth

gnat

tick

earwig

potato bug

love bug

bee

Jobs

teacher

doctor

astronaut

business man/woman

zookeeper

nurse

chef

lawyer

plumber

artist

athlete

janitor

speech therapist

psychologist

biologist

computer programmer

interior designer

mailman

politician

singer

home builder

factory worker

Kitchen Utensils

fork

knife

spoon

pot

pan

measuring spoons

wooden spoon

tongs

cookie sheet

spatula

pizza cutter

can opener

ice cream scoop

plate

bowl

glass

serving dish

ladle

strainer

tupperware

Meats

bologna

chicken

pork

fish

sausage

salami

hot dog

hamburger

ribs

steak

pork chop

chuck roast

filet minion

pepperoni

ham

Musical Instruments

drum

piano

trombone

trumpet

flute

saxaphone

french horn

harp

guitar

harmonica

violin

viola

cello

bass

tambourine

accordion

triangle

bongo

mandolin

banjo

Places

library

cafeteria

desert

forest

gas station

hospital

city

field

playground

garden

school

court

farm

movie theater

office

grocery store

beach

Shapes

square

rectangle

circle

triangle

pentagon (5 sides)

cone

sphere

cube

cylinder

hexagon (6 sides)

parallelogram

Sports

basketball

football

soccer

cricket

tetherball

kickball

tennis

ping pong

gymnastics

baseball

hockey

volleyball

wrestling

diving

swimming

skiing

boxing

track and field

frisbee

lacrosse

rugby

Vegetables

carrot

celery

potato

tomato

onion

broccoli

brussels sprouts

squash

lettuce

cucumber

peppers

avocado

asparagus

peas

beans

zucchini

mushrooms

Tools

hammer

saw

screwdriver

clamp

level

chisel

nails

drill

extension cord

square

miter box

tape measure

wrench

ratchet

nail punch

compressor

nail gun

crowbar

utility knife

pliers

paint brush

ax

rake

trowel

lawnmower

putty knife

Transportation

car

truck

motorcycle

boat

bicycle

wagon

ambulance

helicopter

bus

tricycle

roller skates

roller blades

stroller

skateboard

train

airplane

taxi

snowmobile

moped

golf cart

4 wheeler

fire truck

station wagon

compact car

sedan

SUV

Classroom Objects

chalkboard

book

chair

desk

table

eraser

notebook

globe

pencil sharpener

ruler

pen

pencil

pencil box

glue

paper

backpack

scissors

calculator

computer

chalk

crayons

markers

books

clock

paperclip

Colors

amber 

amethyst 

apricot 

aqua 

auburn 

azure 

beige 

black 

blue 

bronze 

brown 

buff 

cerulean 

charcoal 

chartreuse 

chocolate 

cinnamon 

copper 

coral 

cream 

crimson 

cyan 

denim 

ebony 

eggplant 

emerald 

forest green 

fuchsia 

gold 

goldenrod 

gray 

green 

hot pink 

indigo 

ivory 

jade 

jet 

jungle green 

kelly green 

khaki 

lavender 

lemon 

light lilac 

lime 

magenta 

maroon 

mauve 

mustard 

navy blue 

orchid 

olive 

orange 

peach 

periwinkle 

persimmon 

pewter 

pink 

puce 

pumpkin 

purple 

red 

rose 

ruby 

russet 

rust 

saffron 

salmon 

sapphire 

scarlet 

sea green 

sepia 

sepia 

shade 

shamrock 

silver 

slate 

steel blue 

tan 

tangerine 

taupe 

teal 

terracotta 

thistle 

tint 

tomato 

topaz 

turquoise 

ultramarine 

umber 

vermillion 

violet 

viridian 

wheat 

white 

wisteria 

yellow

Holidays
/Seasons

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Holidays/Seasons


April Fool's Day

amuse 

annoy 

absurd 

April 

comical 

deceive 

dupe 

fool 

foolish 

fun 

funny 

gag 

gullible 

hilarious 

hoax 

humor 

jester 

joke 

joker 

laugh 

lighthearted 

mock 

nonsense 

outrageous 

play 

practical joke 

prank 

quirky 

ridiculous 

scam 

scheme 

silly 

spoof 

stunt 

surprise 

trick 

wild 

zany 

Christmas
/Winter

angel 

bells 

birth 

blizzard 

blustery 

boots 

bow 

box 

candle 

candy 

candy cane 

cap 

card 

carolers 

ceremony 

charity 

chestnuts 

chilly 

chimney 

cider 

coal 

cold 

cookie 

crèche 

December 

decorations 

display 

eggnog 

elves 

eve 

evergreen 

exchange 

family 

feast 

Feliz Navidad 

festival 

fireplace 

firewood 

frankincense 

Frosty the Snowman 

fruitcake 

garland 

gift 

gingerbread 

gingerbread house 

give 

gloves 

gold 

goodwill 

goose 

green 

greetings 

guest 

happy 

holly 

hope 

hot chocolate 

hug 

icicles 

icy 

ivy 

Jack Frost 

Jesus 

jingle bells 

jolly 

joy 

kings 

lights 

list 

log 

love 

manger 

Mary 

merry 

mistletoe 

myrrh 

nativity 

naughty 

nice 

noel 

North Pole 

nutcracker 

occasion 

ornaments 

package 

pageant 

parade 

partridge 

party 

pie 

pine tree 

pinecone 

plum pudding 

poinsettia 

popcorn string 

present 

presents 

receive 

red 

reindeer 

reindeer 

rejoice 

reunion 

ribbon 

ritual 

Rudolph 

Saint Nicholas 

sales 

Santa 

scarf 

scarf 

Scrooge 

season 

shopping 

skate 

skates 

skis 

sled 

sled 

sleigh 

snowball 

snowbound 

snowfall 

snowflake 

snowman 

spirit 

star 

star 

stocking 

sugarplum 

sweater 

tinsel 

toboggan 

toy 

tree 

tree 

trips 

turkey 

unwrap 

vacation 

visit 

wassail 

winter 

wise men 

wish 

wonder 

workshop 

wrap 

wrapping paper 

wreath 

Yule log

Cinco De Mayo

army 

battle 

celebrate 

festival 

fifth 

holiday 

May 

Mexico 

parade 

victory

Columbus Day

1492 

America 

Atlantic Ocean 

Bahamas 

Canary Islands 

captain 

captain's log 

capture 

Caribbean 

cartographer 

Columbus 

compass 

compass 

current 

discover 

Europe 

expedition 

explore 

gold 

governor 

Hispaniola 

India 

island 

Italy 

Jamaica 

journey 

king 

land 

latitude 

longitude 

navigation 

New World 

North America 

ocean 

October 

Portugal 

provisions 

quadrant 

return 

rigging 

route 

sail 

sailor 

Santa Maria 

ship 

Spain 

trade 

travel 

trip 

venture 

voyage 

world 

Earth Day

aluminum 

bottle 

bubble wrap 

cardboard 

cups 

disposable 

Earth 

earth-friendly 

eco-friendly 

ecology 

foam 

glass 

green 

litter 

loathsome 

milk jug 

newspaper 

newspaper 

oceans 

old 

paper 

planet 

plastic 

recycle 

reduce 

reuse 

rivers 

rubber 

Styrofoam 

tissue 

water 

world 

wrapper 

Easter/Spring

baby 

baseball 

basket 

bird 

birth 

bloom 

bunny 

candy 

chick 

chocolate 

egg 

empty 

flower 

frog 

full 

grass 

grass 

hunt 

lambs 

pollen 

rabbit 

rain 

rainbow 

resurrected 

risen 

robin 

search 

spring 

sprout 

surprise 

tulips 

umbrella 

Father's Day

advice 

card 

child 

coach 

counsel 

drives 

family 

father 

funny 

gift 

handsome 

helps 

hug 

love 

mow 

play 

protect 

ride 

sing 

smile 

sports 

strong 

teaches 

tickle 

tie 

Flag Day
/July 4th

allegiance 

banner 

country 

fifty 

finial 

flag 

flagpole 

flying 

glory 

half-mast 

honor 

national 

official 

patriot 

patriotic 

pledge 

president 

pride 

salute 

spangled 

stars 

stripes 

symbol 

thirteen 

unfurled 

independence 

fireworks 

British 

celebrate 

colonies 

revolt 

liberty 

Washington 

America 

USA 

overthrow 

tea party 

enemies 

freedom 

fourth 

war 

Groundhog Day

burrow 

climate 

cloud 

cold 

conditions 

den 

emerge 

eyes 

forecast 

foretell 

groundhog 

hibernate 

hot 

meteorology 

mild 

myth 

omen 

Pennsylvania 

predict 

rainy 

shadow 

signal 

sky 

spring 

storm 

stormy 

sun 

sunny 

temperature 

thermometer 

tunnel 

underground 

warning 

weather 

weeks 

winter 

woodchuck 

Halloween

afraid 

alarming 

alien 

angel 

astronaut 

autumn 

ballerina 

bat 

Batman 

beast 

bizarre 

black 

black cat 

blood 

bloodcurdling 

bone 

boogeyman 

boogeyman 

broomstick 

cackle 

candy 

cape 

carve 

casket 

cauldron 

cemetery 

cloak 

clown 

cobweb 

coffin 

cold 

costume 

cowboy 

cowgirl 

creepy 

crown 

dark 

devil 

disguise 

Dracula 

eerie 

elf 

eye patch 

face paint 

face paint 

fairy 

fall 

fangs 

firefighter 

Fire girl 

fog 

Frankenstein 

frightening 

genie 

ghastly 

ghost 

ghoul 

goblin 

goodies 

gory 

gown 

grim 

gruesome 

hair-raising 

hat 

haunted 

haunted house 

hay ride 

hocus pocus 

horrible 

howl 

jack-o-lantern 

king 

lantern 

leaves 

magic 

makeup 

midnight 

monster 

moon 

moonlight 

morbid 

mysterious 

night 

nightmare 

ninja 

October 

orange 

owl 

party 

phantom 

pirate 

potion 

prank 

prince 

princess 

pumpkin 

queen 

robot 

scare 

scarecrow 

scream 

shadow 

shock 

skeleton 

soldier 

spell 

spider 

Spiderman 

spooky 

stars 

strange 

superhero 

Superman 

sweets 

tarantula 

tiara 

toga 

tomb 

trick or treat 

troll 

tutu 

vampire 

wand 

werewolf 

wicked 

wig 

witch 

wizard 

zombie 

MLK Jr Day

January 15th 

"I have a dream" 

change 

civil resistance 

civil rights 

courage 

democracy 

democratic 

demonstration 

demonstrator 

dignity 

discrimination 

doctoral degree

Dr. King 

dream 

equality 

fairness 

free 

freedom 

great 

greatness 

hatred 

historic 

history 

holiday 

honor 

human rights 

icon 

inequality 

intolerance 

justice 

martyr 

memorial 

minister 

moral 

movement 

Nobel peace prize 

nonviolence 

peace 

peaceful 

philosophy 

political change 

politics 

poll tax 

prejudice 

race 

racism 

resistance 

rights 

sacrifice 

segregation 

slavery 

social 

social change 

south 

speech 

stereotype 

struggle 

united 

unity 

Memorial Day

Air Force 

Army 

cemetery 

Coast Guard 

death 

grief 

honor 

Marines 

May 

memorial 

national security 

Navy 

sacrifice 

service 

veteran 

war 

Mother's Day

adopt 

affection 

appreciate 

bouquet 

candy 

card 

caring 

cherish 

cherish 

chocolate 

daughter 

dedicated 

devotion 

flowers 

gift 

grandma 

grandmother 

grateful 

gratitude 

heart 

heritage 

honor 

honor 

hug 

inherit 

jewelry 

kin 

kiss 

lady 

loving 

mama 

mother 

motherhood 

parent 

present 

quality time 

roses 

serve 

son 

spouse 

Sunday 

sweetheart 

thank you 

thankful 

thankful 

thoughtful 

tradition 

tulips 

warmth 

wife 

wisdom 

woman 

New Year's Eve

ball 

balloons 

bubbly 

calendar 

celebrate 

champagne 

cheers 

clock 

confetti 

countdown 

dancing 

day 

December 

eve 

evening 

extravaganza 

Father Time 

festivities 

firecrackers 

fireworks 

first 

games 

gathering 

goblet 

gown 

happy 

hat 

holiday 

horns 

hourglass 

in with the new 

invitation 

invite 

January 

kiss 

last 

memories 

merrymaking 

midnight 

music 

new 

noisemaker 

old 

out with the old 

parade 

party 

resolution 

ring in the new year 

sparklers 

streamer 

stroke of midnight 

time 

Times Square 

toast 

tradition 

tuxedo 

twelve o'clock 

year

St. Patrick's Day

bagpipe 

banshee 

blarney stone 

celebrate 

Celtic 

clover 

coins 

emerald green 

fortune 

four-leaf clover 

gold 

good luck 

green 

harp 

Ireland 

jig 

legend 

leprechaun 

limerick 

lucky 

march 

pinch 

pot 

potato 

rainbow 

saint 

seventeenth 

shamrock 

tradition 

bagpipe 

banshee 

blarney stone 

celebrate 

Celtic 

clover 

coins 

emerald green 

fortune 

four-leaf clover 

gold 

good luck 

green 

harp 

Ireland 

jig 

legend 

leprechaun 

limerick 

lucky 

march 

pinch 

pot 

potato 

rainbow 

saint 

seventeenth 

shamrock 

tradition 

Summer

air conditioner 

August 

backpacking 

baseball 

bathing suit 

beach 

berries 

bikini 

blistering heat 

boating 

camping 

canoeing 

daisy 

diving 

fan 

flowers 

fourth of July 

fresh fruit 

Frisbee 

gardening 

grass 

heat 

hiking 

hot 

humidity 

ice cream 

Independence Day 

journey 

July 

July fourth 

June 

ocean 

outdoors 

outings 

outside 

park 

picnic 

play 

popsicle 

recreation 

relax 

rest 

road trip 

rose 

sailing 

sandals 

sandcastle 

sea 

seashore 

shorts 

showers 

sightseeing 

stifling 

summer 

summer solstice 

sun 

sundress 

sunflower 

sunhat 

sunny 

sunscreen 

sweltering 

swim 

swim fins 

swimming cap 

swimsuit 

tan 

thunder 

thunderstorm 

travel 

trip 

trunks 

vacation 

visit 

voyage 

watermelon 

water park 

water ski 

Thanksgiving
/Fall

acorn 

America 

apple pie 

ate 

autumn 

bake 

baste 

beans 

bread 

buns 

canoe 

carve 

casserole 

celebrate 

centerpiece 

Colonists 

cook 

corn 

cornbread 

cornucopia 

cranberry sauce 

delicious 

dessert 

dine 

eat 

Fall 

family 

feast 

fish 

football 

friends 

giblets 

gobble 

grandparents 

grateful 

gratitude 

gravy 

ham 

harvest 

holiday 

home 

Indian 

Indian corn 

leaf 

leaves 

leftovers 

Massachusetts 

Massachusetts Bay Colony 

Mayflower 

meal 

meat 

melting pot 

napkin 

native 

Native American 

New World 

November 

oven 

pans 

parents 

Patuxet Indians 

pecan 

pie 

Pilgrim 

platter 

Plymouth 

Plymouth Rock 

potato 

pots 

pumpkin 

pumpkin pie 

recipe 

roast 

rolls 

sail 

salad 

sauce 

serve 

settlers 

Squanto 

squash 

stuffing 

sweet corn 

sweet potato 

tablecloth 

taste 

tasty 

thankful 

Thanksgiving Day 

Thursday 

Tisquantum/Squanto

tom turkey 

tradition 

turkey 

vegetables 

voyage 

wishbone 

yam

Valentine's Day

admirer 

adore 

affection 

angel 

balloon 

balloons 

box of chocolates 

boyfriend 

candy 

card 

carnation 

charmed 

cherish 

chocolate 

crazy 

crush 

Cupid 

darling 

date 

dear 

decorate 

desire 

devotion 

doves 

embrace 

envelope 

fall in love 

February 

fiancée 

flame 

flirt 

flowers 

flowers 

fondness 

forget-me-nots 

fourteenth 

friend 

gift 

girlfriend 

greeting 

heart 

heartthrob 

holiday 

honey 

hug 

infatuation 

kiss 

like 

love 

love 

lovebirds 

lovesick 

moonstruck 

party 

passion 

pink 

poem 

presents 

red 

romance 

romantic 

rose 

rose 

Saint Valentine 

secret admirer 

sentimental 

smitten 

sweetheart 

sweets 

tenderness 

true love 

tulips 

valentine 

wild about 

woo


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. 


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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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