Yes/No and True/False Task Cards!

Working on answering yes/no questions with your students?  Check out these new Yes/No Task Cards!  I have a few students not only working on answering “wh” questions but also yes/no questions so I created these cards to use with them.  These can be challenging because it requires the student to process the message and answer “yes” or “no”.  The set contains 72 yes/no cards which allows for lots of practice.  If my students use the same 20 question cards they just memorize the answers instead of learning how to answer yes/no questions.  I always try and create larger task card sets for that reason.

Just like my other task cards you can use them during direct instruction time, therapy sessions, or as at an independent task center.  This week in therapy I used the cards during some small group therapy sessions with my students and here is how I use them.  You can just give your student a card and have your student read the question or you can read it to them if they can’t read or are non-verbal.  Then the student can either verbally say yes/no or point to the correct “yes” or “no” symbol on a core board or AAC system.  This is great practice for your student with AAC devices to use them.

I also set it up where I wrote “yes” and “no” on index cards and placed the cards on the table.  Then I read the question to my student and had him/her determine if the card went in the “yes” pile or the “no” pile.

You can do the same thing if you are having the student complete this independently.  This might be good to do independently after you have worked on teaching this skill with your students and they are ready to do it on their own.  You can give the student a set of task cards and have him/her go through the cards and place them in the correct “yes” or “no” pile and you or a staff member in your classroom can check the student’s answers at the end.

If your student can answer Yes/No questions try using these True/False Task Cards.  This set also contains 72 True/False task cards for lots of practice!

I use these the same way as the yes/no cards during direct instruction time.  The difference is the True/False cards have the words “true” and “false” written on the bottom of the card so the student can either say “true” or “false”, point to the box on the card, or use an AAC system.

When using this at an independent task center another option besides placing the cards in correct true or false pile is to have your student circle the answer or use a paper clip to mark the correct true/false answer.  Again just check the student’s answers after completing set number of cards.  Since they are ready to complete the task independently they should get most of them correct.

If you are interested in these task cards you can find them on TPT with the link YES/NO and TRUE/FALSE TASK CARDS.


  1. My SLP in my school consistently says “yes” “no” questions are too complex for students with severe disabilities. I TOTALLY disagree. What does research say? What should I think about this as a teacher who witnesses my kids affirming or not affirming all day long. Help?

  2. Great question! I would have a talk with your SLP and find out why she thinks that. Start Yes/No questions with identifying common items (versus indicating if they want something). Collect some data to share!

  3. From what I’ve read it depends on the type of yes/no question. There are mands, tacts, and interverbals. Mands are do you want questions, tacts are is this red, round, etc., and interverbals are more abstract like do pigs fly? mands are generally the easiest. The client I’m working with understood mands very quickly, but is having trouble with tacts. so I think the answer to your question is, it depends.

    • Yes- that is all true! That particular set of task cards is a bit of a combination of tacts and interverbals.


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