Friday, July 20, 2018

Teacher Gift Idea: Tote Bag

Hi speechies!

I am so excited to share something with y'all today: I left Etsy and opened my own online shop for my totes!

If you didn't know, I make and sell totes! I currently offer 11 designs in my shop and I'm adding more as I create them. These are perfect teacher gifts because we know that teachers carry ALL THE THINGS!

Current designs:
  • Second Grade Tribe (you can customize this to match your grade level)
  • Speech Language Pray Repeat
  • The Future of the World is in My Classroom Today
  • It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds
  • We Rise By Lifting Others
  • See the Able Not the Label
  • Jesus Coffee Slay Repeat
  • Work Hard Stay Humble Be Kind
  • I Have an Oil for That
  • Wake Pray Teach Slay
  • Speech Life is the Best Life

The cool thing is, each design comes in 2 different tote colors + your choice of vinyl!

You can checked out my shop here. You can also click "SHOP TOTES" at the top of this page anytime.

Thanks for all of your support, y'all! 
Love + light,


Thursday, July 12, 2018

What You Need for Your First Pediatric SLP Practicum

Hi speechies!

I started my very first clinical practicum this semester and WOO it has been a whirlwind in the best way! I have learned SO. MUCH. in such a short amount of time. There really is no comparison to hands on experience.

I put together a little packet of goodies to help my first experience in the clinic go as smoothly as possible and I figured since it has helped me so much that I should offer it to others!

This packet includes:
  • Site information sheet
  • Client information sheet
  • Weekly to do list
  • Notes + ideas sheet
  • SOAP notes template
  • IPA reference sheet
  • Speech sound acquisition reference sheet
  • SLP terminology reference sheet
  • Oral mech checklist
  • Clock hours tracking sheet
This packet has been such a hit at my clinic! My supervisor asked for a copy and a fellow SLP graduate student is loving her copy, too!

Keep in mind, this is the pediatric version. I start my adult practicums next year so that one will be up a little bit later this year or early next year.

If you want to get your own packet you can grab it in my TpT store by clicking here!

I will say - being in practicum makes grad school go by so much faster, and I love it so much more than just doing coursework. Go into your practicums with an open mind and a spongelike brain ready to soak everything in!

You've got this!
Love + light,


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Camping in Speech: Mixed Group Activities for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Do you ever struggle when working with mixed groups? This camping activity is PERFECT for targeting multiple goals and for keeping your students engaged!

I'm all about going big when it comes to themes. I think back to my days in elementary school and I have vivid memories of the days when my teachers made our lessons fit into a relatable theme. Those lessons stand out to me and I remember them. I want to do the same with my therapy sessions, because I think students will be more invested in working toward their goals if they are engaged in the activities.


We have s'mores sequencing first. We practiced with felt s'mores and then made actual s'mores. The kids were so into it and so much language was elicited!

Next up:

The campfire narrative telling activity. I got this little 3D fire centerpiece from Amazon and we turned the lights out + turned on some flashlights. Then we took turns using the stick to pick up a card. The student would read the card and then the next student would have to continue the narrative. We went around the whole table, practicing beginning, middle, and end. It was a hit, and I loved hearing the students get creative!

If you want to go camping in speech, you can grab the activities here!

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