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Requesting with Sentence Stems Activities Speech Therapy ABA Special Education


Build speech and language skills with this Requesting with Sentence Stems activity. This expressive language requesting activity includes interactive digital activities, core words communication book, and additional sentence starter visuals, perfect for enhancing communication and perfect for ABA or preschool language work. Work on requesting and manding in a FUN and inclusive way!

This simple activity teaches a student, using audio and Boardmaker™ symbols, how to request using 2- to 4-word sentence stems when asked “What do you want?” Each slide has a person thinking of something, and the student then drags the words of the sentence to their talking bubble. Teaches how to advocate for needs and wants using verbal or symbol language (PECS™). It also promotes asking for help!


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

Digital activities: Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides. Using audio and Boardmaker icons on 36 slides, you see someone “thinking” about something, and the student then drags the words of the sentence to their talking bubble. Includes clickable menu for 2-word, 3-word, and 3- to 4-word sentence options.

Print activities: a print-and-assemble adaptive book (flipbook) with Core words and additional sentence starter visuals. 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 with 36 slides
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Printable PDF 
    • One flipbook Core Board with icons to use as communication boards (14 pages)
    • Sentence strips variety of options like “I want…,” “Can I have…,” and “Give me…” (10 pages)
    • Simple printable data collection page plus graph

Don’t miss these resources for more language activities!
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✔️ Requesting Reinforcers
✔️ Requesting Missing Item
✔️ Requesting with yes and no

✔️ 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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