How to play Fast Match

Matching games are a standard in therapy rooms around the globe. Although it is great practice for a variety of skills we can only endure so much matching and Go Fish. I know I needed a new way to play! My daughter got a hand me down game called Hands Down by Milton Bradley/Hasbro. Some…

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The New Speech Place

I have worked in the same storage closet for the past 13 years. It was a nice room. I had a copier outside of my door, a bathroom around the corner, a telephone, and it was in a central location. The downsides to the closet was the size. I was limited to a group of…

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App Review: Word Vault Pro-Updated

I reviewed Word Vault Pro two years ago but since then it has had a MAJOR face lift. Simply put this app covers everything you need in a day’s worth of speech therapy. Luke and Hollie, married SLPs, are the founders of Home Speech Home and the creators of this app. It is obvious from the…

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High Frequency Words for Speech Therapy

This past year I was searching for the Dolch’s sight word list and came across Fry’s Instant words. Dr. Fry’s Instant words or sometimes referred to as High Frequency Words were expanded in 1996 from the Dolch’s sight word list. Dr. Fry found in his research that over half of every newspaper article, textbook, children’s book,…

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Sizzling Summer Sale on TPT

Check out the great savings at my TPT store during the Sizzling Summer Sale. Save 20% on all of my products. Some of my most popular products are Conditional Directions  Level 1 & Conditional Directions Level 2. Also purchase The Joke of The Day packet at super savings! Please follow my TPT store so you…

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The Power of Silence

Many outsiders feel that therapy sessions should be filled with talking. Often SLPs feel pressured to fill every moment with some sound. We often forget the power of silence within the therapy setting. Silence can be a valuable cueing tool within the therapy room. I recently rediscovered this while working with some students on using…

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Speech Notebooks

I was inspired by all of the pins on Pinterest of Math and Science Notebooks to create one that my students could use. I wanted to have my 4th and 5th grade students keep track of the lessons and activities that we did in speech therapy so they could reflect on them when they needed…

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Instructional Game Videos

I had an Aha! moment the other day while watching my husband and daughter attempting to beat a video game. After several attempts, they went searching on You Tube for a solution. There they found several different videos which explained step by step how to beat the board. The videos are typically of  the video…

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Love It & List It: Fluency

This month the topic for Speech Room News‘ Love It & List It is favorite Fluency materials. Each year I have several students that are working on improving their fluency in conversational speech. I have found over the years that each child is unique and requires a different approach to improving their fluency. Some children…

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Love it & List it: Holiday Activities

Jenna at Speech Room News is hosting another Love it & List it Linky Party. This month’s theme is Favorite Holiday Activities. I love incorporating holiday themed activities into my therapy plans this month. It helps energize my students and myself when we are all looking forward to the Winter Break. Here are a few…

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