Picture Categories Galore & More




The most comprehensive program for treating language impairments especially in the area of categorization. Includes over 1,000 vocabulary words!

Picture Categories Galore & More is a visually appealing and organized system to teach categorization and other language skills. This complete and comprehensive program has 3 levels of therapy: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. The 3-tiered approach is designed to target:

  • Naming Categories
  • Exclusion/Inclusion
  • Comparing/Contrasting
  • Benchmark Vocabulary
  • Attributes & Functions
  • Syntax & Morphology
  • Verbal Reasoning & Pragmatics
  • Auditory Processing, Comprehension, and Recall

Ideal for individuals who struggle with visualizing stimuli - children or post-stroke or post-TBI adults. The stimulus sets are on individual cards, are color-coded, and are also numbered for easy organization. The up-to-date images feature real-life photos and colorful illustrations. Included in the Manual are reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy. Additional treatment ideas and activities are included on the Expansion Options Card. Made in the USA.

  1. The Basic Level (72 cards) provides only pictures of objects that are similar for students to identify.
  2. The Intermediate Level (196 cards) introduces a picture that does not belong into each set.
  3. The Advanced Level (72 cards) is for older students and utilizes a curriculum-based vocabulary.

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What's Included

  • 340 picture stimulus cards (4” x 9”)
  • Manual with reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy
  • Expansion Options Card with additional treatment ideas and activities

Target Audience

For Speech-Language Pathologists working with clients on categorization skills and other speech and language goals. Appropriate for use with children as well as post-TBI and post-stroke adults.


Tiffany Cobb, M.A., CCC-SLP

Debra Kubinski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial — Debra Kubinski is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Debra Kubinski has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Angela Massenberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Carolynn VandenBosch, M.A., CCC-SLP

Customer Reviews

"This is the product I've been looking for! This program is comprehensive and complete: no need to purchase additional materials to teach categories."

"I think PCG&M is a great therapy tool for building vocabulary/semantic knowledge. It is also useful for building other areas of language depending on the activity. It comes with an options card that gives you 6 hierarchical activities that address various areas of language. I was able to address goals with my students, such as, labeling, stating function or attributes, identifying similarities (stating category/convergent thinking), generating vocabulary that belong to a category (divergent thinking) and recalling items (with and without visuals). I was able to address syntax and morphology by having the students use target words and/or category in sentences. I was also able to use it for higher-level tasks, such as, comparing and contrasting items."

"It is a very organized and well-thought out tool, in terms of the pictured objects. The pictures are realistic, which is more efficient and easier for my students across grades. Also, the picture cards are divided into three sets that get progressively harder. I was able to use it with k-5 students. I especially liked the curriculum based vocabulary items (math, punctuation, grammar etc) for my upper grade students." – SLP

"I really like the product and I have used the cards in a variety of ways during my sessions, highlighting a range of concepts. Similarities and differences, descriptive skills, critical thinking, main ideas/themes are some of the things that I touch upon. The product helps some of my sstudents expand their thinking, moving from a black-and-white view to a more mature, I-can-see-the-gray areas view." – SLP (Sept. 2015)

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