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Missing Item Requesting Activities for Speech Therapy and Special Education


Looking for speech and language activities for Requesting? This is Activities for Requesting Missing Items for Speech Therapy, ABA, and Special Education. Includes interactive noun-based exercises, perfect for enhancing communication and perfect for ABA or preschool language work. 

Develop requesting skills through these missing item exercises!

This simple activity teaches students, using audio and Boardmaker™ symbols, how to request a missing item when asked “What do they need?” Help these kids find what item they miss to do the activity they want!


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Why this?
✔️ EASY activities to teach requesting missing items!
✔️ Works on first words through reinforcement
✔️ Fosters communication skills and independence
✔️ Fun way to learn observation skills
✔️ Great for young students or those with diverse needs

12 common items that lend well to “missing”: baseball, cup, laundry soap, lawnmower, paint, pants, paper, soap, swimsuit, toilet paper, umbrella, watering can

Digital activities: Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides, and Easel™. Using audio and Boardmaker icons and a prompt like, “She wants to color a picture. What does she still need?” students will be taught how to request using verbal or symbol language, such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS™). 

Print activities: a print-and-assemble adaptive book (flipbook) with 10 of the learning targets (ensuring convenience and accessibility), Core boards and icons, and a Matching activity. To aid in tracking progress, includes a simple data collection page, enabling educators and therapists to monitor students' progress effectively.


  • Digital links to Boom, Slides, and Easel activities with 12 slides (one for each target)
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Printable PDF 
  • One flipbook to cover 10 targets and instructions (6 pages)
  • Core Board with icons to use as communication boards (13 pages)
  • Matching activity (match symbol to picture of the target) (6 pages)
  • Simple printable data collection page plus graph

Don’t miss these resources for more language activities!
✔️ Preschool IEP Goal Bank (bestselling item!)
✔️ Requesting Reinforcers
✔️ Matching Pictures flipbooks
✔️ Ask and Answer flipbooks
✔️ Noun Flashcards

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For Boom™ products

You may be eligible for a free trial from Boom Learning. Read here for details: If you choose not to stay on a paid subscription account after your free trial, you will still be able to assign all your Boom Cards to as many students as you see fit using Fast Play pins (which give instant feedback for decks that are self-grading). You will not be charged when your free trial expires.

For Google™ products

► You will need Google Drive in order to access this resource. Your students will also need Google accounts so they can access the activity if you are assigning to them.
► You must be logged into your account when you download the file. When you click the link, you will get a prompt, “Would you like to make a copy of….” Click Make a copy, and it will copy to your Drive.
► If your school district has Google access blocked, you can choose to have the resource added to a personal Google account and then share it with your school account.

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