Helping our Teachers understand

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If you have been doing this for a while, I am sure you have felt like everything gets dumped at your doorstep with little or no understanding to what it is we do.   Most days I am met in the hallway being asked by a teacher to listen to a child with articulation errors and… Read more »

Thematic Units for Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide

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Pinterest. Social media. Teachers Pay Teachers. Blogs. So many fantastic therapy ideas, so little time! As therapists, we have more resources available to us than ever before, but if you don’t have a plan to implement these activities you may end up feeling overwhelmed or scattered from month to month.  This has been my first… Read more »

Spacey Speech Activity

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3-2-1 Blastoff! Space is such an exciting topic where a lot of information, language, and vocabulary is used. I am here to give you a description of my session to save you some brainpower when planning! My space lesson covered space vocabulary, adjectives, prepositions, and WH questions. I started off the session with a Youtube… Read more »

Functional Life Skills in Speech and Language Therapy

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Taking the opportunity to teach students the necessary functional life skills during speech and language therapy sessions is my absolute favorite area to target. Many of our students will continue to struggle with attention, memory, and executive functioning skills that will negatively affect their ability to store, process, and retrieve information as easily as others…. Read more »

Ideas for Improving Student Self-Awareness/Self-Monitoring

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If you were to ask your students “How do you think your speech sounded?” – how many of you would get a shoulder shrug and “I don’t know” as a response?  Unfortunately, it would probably be quite a few of us!  Because we get such a limited amount of time with our students each week,… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Activities

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Valentine’s Day can be a great time to celebrate friendship, love, and family with our therapy students. Not to mention, it can almost always involve sweets! As the case with any holiday, you can easily adapt the goals you are working on with your students to incorporate the holiday theme. Below are a variety of… 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 »