Love It & List It: Games

My husband thinks that all I do is play games. He wonders why I come home exhausted some days. Of course, that isn’t all I do but it does help to motivate students to work towards their goals. Jenna at Speech Room News is hosting a series of monthly post titled “Love It & List…

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Newspapers, Magazines, and Menus OH, MY!!

It is great when you can use things that you have around the house in your therapy room. Instead of recycling old newspapers, magazines, and menus I REUSE IT!! This post is about how you can use these papers found around your house in an unique way during therapy. NEWSPAPERS: At our school every week we…

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Colorful (Colourful) Semantics

Many students on our school’s caseload have a weakness in grammar skills and syntax organization but I never felt that I was adequately addressing their needs by concentrating on parts of speech. Last summer I searched for a new way to work on these syntax goals. I came across a program developed by Alison Bryan…

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July SLP Link up

Laura from All Y’all Need (formally Oh, How Pintearesting!) has started another SLP link up for July. Here is what is happening in my world this month. JUST – I am enjoying summer break. Each summer becomes more enjoyable as my daughter gets older (she is 4 now). We bought season passes for the family to…

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Flashlight Find

Flashlight Find is an inexpensive activity that my students have loved playing for years. For this activity you will need index cards, tape, a marker, flashlights, and a variety of target words. On index cards, I wrote a wide variety of words. Next I taped them to the top of my wall in my room…

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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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Apps in the Classroom

Apps in the Classroom This week I completed my first county-wide presentation for the first Geek Week. My presentation was entitled “Apps in the Classroom: Making Teaching and Learning More FUN!!”. The audience was teachers from all grades. I was excited to present to a full group with several more on a waiting list. The presentation…

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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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