Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Should You Become a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Hi speechies! I'm on spring break (hallelujah!) so this week's post is going to be short + sweet! I still think it's extremely helpful, though, as I get a ton of requests for this information.

In this video, I'm talking about why I decided to go into speech-language pathology and what type of program I chose to attend. I hope you find it helpful! If you have any questions just comment down below :)


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Activity for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Spring has sprung and my therapy is following suit! I wanted to share an activity that I'm doing with my littles. It's an activity that targets listening and following directions. ANNNND it's LOW PREP *can I get a hallelujah*

This EGGCELLENT LISTENING activity includes an egg coloring sheet (that is off center on purpose) and a direction page with 8 directions. One of the directions is to draw something next to the egg hence why the egg is off center.

This activity is a print and go - perfect for busy SLPs! You can grab it here.

Happy Spring!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Have you figured out yet how much I LOVE themed therapy?! This week in speech we are doing all things St. Patrick's Day!

I have 3 activities that I want to share with y'all that we're doing this week. So far (the week is halfway over) the kiddos are LOVING them!

one. Read How to Catch a Leprechaun and build a leprechaun trap

We started off the session by reading the story and then we moved into our game. The kiddos LOVED building their own traps! So we rolled a dice and whatever number was rolled was the piece of the trap that was earned. We took turns rolling until we earned all of the trap pieces then we worked together to build the trap. I let the kids decide how they thought the trap should be put together. This activity targeted social skills, turn taking, and elicited a TON of language!

You can grab the game board here.

two. Pot of gold hunt

For this one, I hid a pot of gold (aka a plastic cauldron recycled from Halloween filled with chocolate gold coins) somewhere on our school campus. I also hid a few clues from "Lenny the Leprechaun" around campus. As a group we read the clues and worked through solving them. The kids were SO engaged and we worked on turn taking, sharing ideas, and following directions.

You can grab this activity here.

three. Social Behavior Sort and Dash

This is what I did with my older crowd. I set up 2 pots of gold (sans gold, lol) and labeled one unpredictable behavior and the other predictable behavior. I called 2 students up and gave them each a social scenario card. Each student read their card aloud and decided (in their head) whether it was "predictable" or "unpredictable." I counted "3-2-1-go" and they dashed down to the pots and put their card in the appropriately labeled pot. This was obviously SUPER engaging and we worked on social skills!

You can grab this activity here.

What did you do in your speech room for St. Patrick's Day?


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bucket Toss Game for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Today I want to share a bucket toss language game that I did in speech 2 weeks ago. It was SO engaging and the kiddos absolutely loved it!

I lined up 4 buckets and had a label inside of each bucket. The labels I used were:
  • Past Tense Verbs
  • Wh- Questions
  • Big or Small Problem
  • Solve the Clues
You can use just about any goal as a label. For each label, I had a deck of question cards. I had the kiddos take turns tossing the ball into the buckets - whichever bucket the ball landed in is the question they had to answer. Each bucket was worth a different amount of points (idk why but winning points always keeps my kiddos motivated).

Like I said, this activity was such a hit and I love how adaptable it is for all goals! If you want to use the 4 categories I did, you can scoop this product up in my TpT store!

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