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Wh Questions Requesting Speech Therapy WHAT Questions Special Education and ABA


Build speech and language skills with this Requesting information with questions communication activity – WHAT questions. This expressive language requesting activity teaches expressing needs and wants using a wh- question. Target communication and ABA or preschool language requesting and manding with these fun activities.

This Wh questions with visuals activity teaches with Boardmaker™ symbols how to request information using a simple question. Situations are presented with a simple scenario like a closed box and audio “What should she ask?”, and the student asks the question (e.g., “What is it?”). Teaches how to ask for help and advocate for needs and wants using verbal or symbol language (PECS™). 

Includes interactive digital activities, core words communication book, interactive book, and worksheets, perfect for enhancing communication and great for ABA or preschool language work. Work on requesting and manding in a FUN and inclusive way!

Why this?
✔️ EASY activities to teach requesting information using questions!
✔️ Enhance early verbal expression
✔️ Fosters independent communication
✔️ Fun way to learn to get needs met
✔️ Versatile for special ed & speech!

Digital activities: Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides. Using audio and Boardmaker icons on 45 slides. Situations are presented with a simple scenario like a closed box and audio “What should she ask?”, and the student clicks and drags the question (e.g., “What is it?”) to the talking bubble. Two levels to choose from: 10 scenarios with only “What is it?” as the target question, and 10 scenarios with 10 different What questions.

Print activities: a print-and-assemble adaptive book (flipbook), Core words book and additional visuals, and task cards. 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 45 slides
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Printable PDF 
    • Interactive book with 5 pages, easy-to-assemble, “hide” objects to be found with the question “What is it?” (8 pages)
    • Worksheets: 10 pages of “What is it?” only 10 pages of various WHAT questions with visual prompts (22 pages)
    • One flipbook Core Board with icons to use as communication boards (14 pages)
    • Additional common reinforcers and Wh- icons (4 pages)
    • Simple printable data collection page plus graph

Don’t miss these resources for more language activities!
✔️ Preschool IEP Goal Bank (bestselling item!)
✔️ Requesting with Adjectives
✔️ Ask and Answer flipbooks
✔️ Matching Identical Pictures Adaptive Books

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