Oodles of Doodles is a fantastic game for your students who are reluctant talkers because so much of the game relies on drawing. In many ways this game is similar to Pictionary which also requires players to draw and then make guesses about what has been sketched. The difference between this game and Pictionary, however, is that in Oodles of Doodles students are required to draw between 5 to 8 items in a targeted category.
For example, in the category THINGS YOU READ, students are asked to doodle: a book, a magazine, a sample e-mail, a map, a recipe, a newspaper, tea leaves, and lips. Being from a family of art teachers myself, I particularly like this game. I have also found it particularly successful with my bright, yet shy, students who stutter to get them used to the idea of practicing their speech in a group.
This game includes 200 double-sided category cards, a 90-second timer, a cardholder, a scorecard, a dry erase doodle board, a dry erase marker, and a dry erase eraser. It is appropriate for students aged 10 years and older but may also be used with your very bright younger students with fluency goals.* The directions say to use the game with at least 3 players but for therapy this is not necessary.
*Note: Do not use the timer when working on fluency.