Snap your fingers 2 times and then point to the door.
Shake your head "yes" and then quack like a duck.
Blink your eyes 3 times and slap the table.
Touch your nose and say "Watermelon."
Pretend to eat a piece of candy and tell me your favorite
Count the people in the room and say your favorite food.
Tap your finger on the table and put your hand over your
Clap your hands twice and say "Donuts are round."
Close your eyes and give 2 thumbs up.
Look at the person next to you and say "You're my best
Snap your fingers 3 times and scratch your head.
Sit down on the floor and say "This is sticky."
Touch your knee and then pretend to talk on the phone.
Jump up and down 2 times and wave "goodbye."
Cover your ears with your hands and stand up.
Bark like a dog and snap your fingers 2 times.
Wink at someone next to you and tap your foot 4 times.
Laugh out loud and touch your elbows together.
Put your hands on your head and then spell your name.
Stand up and jump up and down 5 times.
Look at the person on your left and then clap your hands 4
Pretend to open a present and then hop to the door.
Snap your fingers 3 times and then touch your toes.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty following 2 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 ability to follow 2 step directions.
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.
We are both MS CCC-SLPs and fell in love while studying for our degrees. Since then we have done everything together - graduated, worked, and started a family. We spend most of our time with our family and the rest making this site for you.