YOXO robotI got a “Wow,” and “Can I keep that?” just by taking the YOXObot Orig out of my therapy bag. My friend is working on his articulation goals and we set up the session that he had to say a few productions and then take a turn building (much the way I use games). YOXO has a limited number of pieces–Y, O and X with tubes to connect pieces also. Our robot was finished off with a chest plate, face and stickers for his many eyes, according to my creator.

Bringing block sets, simple construction sets or magnetic pieces to therapy can liven things up as kids get motivated to keep practicing their sounds or language structures and takes some of the repetition out of the activity as the construction project takes shape. In this case we ended our hour with an 18″ robot for pretend play!