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Requesting Reinforcers Activities for Speech Therapy and Special Education


Enhance communication skills with these engaging speech therapy activities focused on Requesting Reinforcers. Using positive reinforcement, these language activities empower speech, ABA, or special education students to express their needs confidently. Encourages the positive reinforcement of communication efforts, fostering an environment where asking for help is promoted and valued.


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⚠️  IMPORTANT You will get a PDF with a link to click to download the files from Dropbox. Files can only be downloaded from a computer (not a phone). If you do not see it immediately, check your “Downloads” folder. The file should download to it automatically. Email me at if you have any problems.


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

20 commonly preferred reinforcers for young children are presented: ball, dog, cookie, cracker, swing, play, break, apple, fish cracker, chip, fruit snack, candy, iPad, all done, car, toy, eat, drink, watch, help

Digital activities: Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides. Using audio and Boardmaker™ icons and the prompt like, “She wants chips. What should she say?” students will be taught how to effectively express requests using verbal or symbol language, such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS™). 

Print activities: two print-and-assemble adaptive books (flipbook) with identical learning targets (ensuring convenience and accessibility), Core boards and icons, and Bingo (matching) activities. 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 activities
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Printable PDF 
  • Two flipbooks to cover the 20 targets (2 books with 10 pages each) and instructions
  • Core Board with icons to use as communication boards (17 pages)
  • 10 Bingo cards to use for matching activities
  • Simple printable data collection page plus graph

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


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For Boom™ products

You must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with “Fast Pins,” (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details:

For Google™ Drive 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.

⚠️️IMPORTANT  :   The purchase of this resource gives the buyer permission to download and copy for single classroom or family use only. Electronic distribution is also limited to single use. Copying for other parents, teachers, school-wide use, or for school systems is only allowed with the purchase of additional licenses. Contact me at for additional licenses at a discounted rate. Thank you for respecting my work.

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