Sensory Boxes for Increasing Vocabulary

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin   The Why: I’ll never forget staring at a group of language students wondering why, after weeks of targeting our Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words, they could not identify the word “pilgrim.” We read books about pilgrims, sang… Read more »

Ideas for Increasing the Number of Practice Opportunities in Therapy

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YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR SLP.  You plan amazing lessons and your students love coming to speech.  There’s just one hiccup – some of your students aren’t making the progress you know that they are capable of making.  If that’s the case, it might be time to reflect on how many productions you are getting out… Read more »

The Magic of Stories

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If you are like me and have been at this awhile, you often find yourself asking “What else can I do?” The same old lessons and the repetition year after year can take their toll. It can cause frustration and burnout for both the therapist and the students. I had this exact issue until one… Read more »

Tips to Avoid Loss During Holiday Break

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Leaves falling outside, Christmas music playing faintly in the background, and me… sitting at the laptop thinking of how to discuss regression and just how to avoid it when all I want to do is welcome the break. That is what happens isn’t it? Don’t we all count down the days until the break? I… Read more »

Extending Grace

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This school year had gotten off to a pretty nice start. I was grateful to begin the year with ample testing and therapy materials. In addition, I was assigned a new room that could only be described as tiny, but at least I had a space that was my own. There were no huge surprises… Read more »

Holiday Classroom Activities

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The countdown begins until our big winter break! Around this time of year, I find both the students and I have difficulty focusing with the holiday break right on the horizon. This is the time I start bringing out anything interactive, including crafts and board games. Many of our students who already have difficulty focusing… Read more »