Spring Blooms Articulation Activity

Well according to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for an early spring. But regardless of whether you put much stock in a large squirrel predicting the weather (GHD reference here😉), spring will soon technically be here, so let’s celebrate with a (low-prep!) craftivity! The idea is simple: fold strips of paper containing speech sounds in a loop, glue on tree. Done!…

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Therapy Tip Thursday

As you may know, I’m a big fan of visuals in therapy. Today I’m sharing a quick tip for adding in visual support when it’s not built in to the lesson or activity: have your students draw them! Use a dry erase board, or even just a scrap sheet of paper. Yes, it’s really that earth shattering. ;D I especially…

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Using Social-Emotional Visuals in Therapy

One of the first things I look at when troubleshooting a less-than-amazing therapy session is, “Did I use visuals?” Or, if I had some sort of visual cue in place, “How can I use visuals better?” Janie forgot the second part of the two-step direction every single time? Use a first/then chart. I had to repeat the directions 27 times? Have a completed example for students to look at. Johnny got frustrated when doing independent…

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Camping Theme–Easy and Free Resources

I love using themes in speech therapy. Part of it is selfish because I just love themes myself. Some of my favorite memories of school as a kid were the “Right to Read” weeks, when our teachers would decorate our classrooms like the circus or the great outdoors, or Pioneer Day, when we raided our grandma’s attics for outfits to…

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Surviving the End of the Year in Speech

Well hello there, it’s been a minute! I’ve been in the midst of evaluations, IEPs, and adding new kids to my therapy schedule…all the fun things I’m sure everyone else is doing this time of year, too! I’d thought I’d pop in for a moment to talk about a few things that are kind of saving my life right now,…

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Top 4 Time-Saving Therapy Items

As SLPs, we do it all. We write goals, collect data, conduct informal assessments constantly, we’re behavior police, we listen, we hold meetings, we write ALL THE IEPs. Basically, we’re rock stars. Yet somehow, there is somehow this pressure (probably put on ourselves, from ourselves) to have Pinterest-perfect therapy sessions, color coordinate everything, spend hours making everything perfect, and send…

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What I’m Learning–Winter 2018

  I’m trying to be more aware of how I’m making progress as an SLP, and even in life. You know, when you have those lightbulb moments, or when you think, I need to remember this! So here are some things lately I’ve been taking note of! When I’m trying to learn something new, I need to account for the learning…

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Essentials of a Traveling SLP

  This post contains affiliate links. For more information about affiliate links, please click here. At the start of this past school year, I got a new job. It’s closer to home, allows me to work part time, and is wonderful. Both this job, and my previous job involved some travel. At my old position, two days of the week I…

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Articulation Therapy Ideas for Older Students

While my younger students couldbe content to cut and glue craftivities or play games with picture cards all day, my older elementary and middle school students can be harder to engage with my typical, go-to articulation activities. Now don’t get me wrong, with enough enthusiasm, fun, and maybe some added rules, it’s possible to convince almost anyone your therapy activity…

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How to Get Rid of the White Border Around TpT Products

  Today I have a quick tutorial for how to get rid of that annoying white border around products when creating them in PowerPoint. It is a super easy fix, but it took me way too long to figure it out, and other tutorials I found out there didn’t work for me. Before getting started on your product, slide size…

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