Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Earth Day Activities for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Earth Day is upon us and I wanted to incorporate some themed activities in my speech room!


I have 2 activities to share.
First up: a following directions Earth Appreciation activity


This product is good practice for listening and following directions. Give your student(s) 6 directions (included) related to the coloring worksheet. Directions are Earth Day themed. Grab it here!

Next up we have my personal fave: Recycling category sorting activity


This product is great for working on categories and sorting! 

Included:
- 6 recycling category labels
- 18 pictures to sort (3 per category)

My kiddos go crazy anytime they get to put things in brown paper bags (whatever works, haha)

You can grab it here.

What are some of your favorite Earth Day books to use in speech? I'm on the hunt!




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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Online SLP Master's Programs Q+A

Hi speechies!

So for those who may not follow my journey on YouTube or Instagram, it might be news to you that I am pursuing my SLP master's degree online...say what?!

I get a TON of questions about how my program works, so I filmed a video dedicated to answering all of your questions!


Before I share the video, I wanted to give you a list of online/distance SLP programs that I applied to in case you're looking for online options:

1. Florida State University
2. East Carolina University
3. New York University
4. University of Montana (scroll down to "Distance Students")
5. Idaho State University

Thanks for watching!
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sequencing Events Language Activity for Speech

Hi speechies!

Spring Break is coming to a close for me and I just finished prepping everything for speech next week. I'm REALLY excited to use this activity with my kiddos:


How to Play:

1. Have the student roll a dice and follow the direction that matches the number they rolled.
2. Once the student picks the correct color flower or bee, have him or her read the prompt on the back.
3. Have the student sequence the event!

Targets:

- Turn taking
- Sequencing events
- Elicits tons of language
- Following directions

You can grab this little game in my TpT store by clicking here!

Happy Spring!




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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

10 Things Every SLP Needs

Hi speechies!

I filmed a YouTube video earlier this week and it was a hit so I wanted to share the info here as well! I'm always trying to find materials that make my SLP(A) life easier and I couldn't do my job without these 10 things (okay I probs could but they make my job WAY easier...)



Y'all. I laminate ALL THE THINGS. My thoughts are: I spend the extra time laminating stuff when I make it so that I don't have to RE-make it next time I want to use it. Laminating materials just makes them last longer...so worth it!


I will never use scissors ever again. Kidding, BUT using a paper cutter has really streamlined my material prep time!

*three. Toolbox


I keep mine on my desk and it is a game changer. Having all of my office supplies organized just makes everything easier! I spray painted mine a blue color and I used my white marble labels to name the drawers.


This is what I use to make all of my sticker labels, teacher tees, totes, etc. I prefer the Silhouette Cameo over the Cricut but that's just a personal preference!



I use these with SO many kiddos on my caseload! The visuals really help them and there are target words listed on each one. They were time consuming to make, BUT I only had to make them once and now I'll always have them.

six. Velcro dots + craft sticks

I use a ridiculous amount of both of these...seriously! You can see one way I used craft sticks above with the speech sounds sticks.

seven. Books


I use books in therapy every week. They elicit so much language and keep the kiddos SO engaged!

eight. Glue gun

I'm in the market for a wireless glue gun because I use my current (old) glue gun ON THE REGULAR.

nine. Clipboard


My clipboard is my home base. I use it to track data and jot down notes + ideas during sessions. Mine is a custom clipboard from @hipsterartteacher and I love it!

*ten. Filing/Organization System


If you watch the video down below I chat more about how I use these plastic bins! You can grab them here.

*these are Amazon affiliate links.

You can watch the video version of this info here:



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