All That in Just 5 Minutes?

Today’s post is from a talented SLP in my county, Sara Martin, MS, CCC-SLP. I had the privilege of working with Sara when she was assigned to my school two years ago. She has started to use the 5 Minute Kids program at her elementary school when she was reassigned at the beginning of last school…

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Magnify Your Therapy

Sometimes jazzing up speech therapy activities can be as simple as using a different tool. In the past to keep the students interested I have used invisible ink pens that you can only see in black light or pens that light up. They love the added excitement it gives to boring activities. We all know…

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5 Minute Kids and Carryover

The basis of the 5 Minute Kids program is drill, drill, and more drill. I go through the typical hierarchy of articulation therapy with my students which is simple to complete with drill-based therapy (discrimination, isolation, syllable, word, phrase, sentence, and reading). You may be wondering how to include the very important carryover or conversational speech…

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5 Minute Kids Activities

It isn’t difficult to come up with plans for the 5 Minute Kids program. The difficulty comes at keeping the activities to just 5 minutes. In the beginning I didn’t set a timer for each session and I wasn’t able to fit all of my students into the time block that I set aside for…

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A 5 Minute Kids Therapy Session

I had some questions about how a session worked. This is what a typical 5 Minute Kids Therapy session is like. Most sessions are typically about 7 minutes from start to finish. So after I go and get the student from class, we walk down the hall together engaged in conversation. This is one way that I…

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My 5 Minute Kids Therapy Plan

Last week I introduced you to “My Therapy Cart”. I had many inquires about how I make the program work. I explained in the last post on the topic where I conduct therapy at my school. Finding a good location suitable for therapy was one of the more difficult parts of planning. Each school is…

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My Therapy Cart

Last year I start using the 5 minute therapy approach for articulation and fluency therapy. When I was planning on the where and how of the program, I had to consider how it would work at my school. The intermediate school where I work is divided into two hallways, one for fourth grade and one for…

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Teachers Pay Teachers store

I am proud to announce that my Teachers Pay Teachers store is now open!!. I have added 7 items to be downloaded with much more soon to come. Make sure that when you click on the link below that you become a “Follower” so you can get updates of when new items are added to…

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Learning from their own voice

Last week I rediscovered the importance of recording students during therapy. During my 5 minute sessions I used the app from Synapse Apps, LLC, Pocket Artic to record the student’s productions. After recording their voices, they played it back and judged whether it was correct, approximate, or incorrect. I was targeting two goals during this activity…

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