- Barrier games can be fun in pairs, small groups, or even whole classes. They have been used for decades as a fun way to build both listening and speaking skills. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following directions develops concise directing and describing skills in a fun activity. Students learn to listen carefully, and the therapist/teacher is able to focus on scaffolding and teaching such skills as chunking and re-auditorization without having to simultaneously be giving the auditory input.
- This particular activity can be kept simple for younger students, by having them simply take turns building and describing single cupcakes to each other.
- Or make it more fun for older or more competent communicators by using the scenes provided.