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    5 WH Questions Speech Therapy Activities (Lots of Visuals!)

    Today I’m going to focus on some activities you can use to work on Wh questions in speech therapy with students who are new(-ish) to working on Wh- questions. I have used these activities with students on the autism spectrum and with students who use AAC, so I tend to incorporate visuals whenever possible. Routine Questions This is a great way to work on functional Wh- questions, particularly with students with minimal expressive language. You can even start your session with the same few Wh- questions each time. Some examples include: What did you eat for breakfast/lunch/snack? (depending on when you see the student) What color is your shirt today?…

  • Free Short Stories with WH Questions for Speech Therapy

    If you read my blog or subscribe to my email list, you might know that I create A LOT of Wh- Questions activities. Well, I’m excited because I just started a new line of WH- Questions resources about short stories/passages (about a paragraph long)! Short Stories Speech Therapy Activity I’d love for you to try out three of the passages for free! This activity is perfect for learning to differentiate between the types of WH Questions and for working on auditory comprehension skills. I know a lot students benefit from visual supports, so I was sure to include visuals for each passage. (Psst. . . I also have a full set…

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    Simple Inference Speech Therapy Activity

    Trouble with Inferencing I was working with a student a couple of years ago, and I wanted to introduce simple inference speech therapy activities. His comprehension skills and working memory were areas of need. I knew I needed to start with a very simple inferencing activity. I tried reading inference cards made by one of the big companies that were just a couple of sentences long, but they were still really tricky for him. Even simple inferences was really tricky for this student – he just couldn’t quite make that “jump.” He was getting discouraged and didn’t really understand how to generate the answers. Adding Visuals to an Inference Speech…

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    Father’s Day Speech Therapy Activity with Visuals for Autism & AAC

    A lot of the parents of children who are non-verbal/minimally verbal/AAC users or on the autism spectrum with emerging communication skills don’t get those cute Mother’s Day or Father’s Day questionnaires and crafts sent home. And it hurts my heart because I know those parents just want a little insight into what their child is thinking and feeling about them. That’s why I love this Father’s Day Speech Therapy Booklet with visual choices! (Inspired by this popular Mother’s Day Booklet.) It is a sweet project that you can have students bring home to dad – all while practicing their communication skills. I love it as a 1:1 activity or a small group project.…

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    Articulation Crafts for Speech Therapy (and Language!)

    Why should you use crafts in speech therapy? Here’s some reasons: Crafts can be engaging for students Crafts keep hands busy between trials when working in small groups They can often be adapted to work for mixed groups Students can take crafts home and to show parents – and work on carry-over! They are cute for Speech Room bulletin boards! Using Open-Ended Crafts for Articulation You can use a simple, open-ended craft (like these roll-a-cutie crafts or something you find on Pinterest) to work on articulation drills. Just combine with a set of articulation cards/list and have your student practice a certain number of targets before doing the next step…

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    Spring Books for Speech Therapy

    If you are looking for spring books for speech therapy sessions, I’ve rounded up a list of books by spring themes! Some themes I like to use for spring include the insects, animals, flowers, and weather (rain/melting snow). This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Spring Books for Speech Therapy by Theme: Flowers/Gardening: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson (Great for targeting one-step directions) Flowers Interactive Book  (good for students who benefit from visual supports) Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Flemming RELATED: Spring Speech Therapy Activities Insect Themed Books: The Very Busy…

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    Mother’s Day Speech Therapy Activity with Visuals for AAC & Autism

    A lot of the mothers of children who are non-verbal/minimally verbal/AAC users or on the autism spectrum with emerging communication skills don’t get those cute Mother’s Day questionnaires and crafts sent home. And it hurts my heart because I know those moms just want a little insight into what their child is thinking and feeling about them. That’s why I love this Mother’s Day Speech Therapy Activity with visual choices! It is a sweet project that you can have students bring home to mom – all while practicing their communication skills. I love it as a 1:1 activity or a small group project. There are five booklet pages plus a…

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    Spring Speech Therapy Crafts

    Using spring speech therapy crafts is a great way to keep younger students engaged and little hands busy (especially in between turns). Don’t forget that kids love to show off their creations at home, creating a great opportunity for carry-over at home! Whether you are looking for some cute and functional crafts to hang on the speech therapy bulletin board or a fun spring activity, here are some ideas for you! Spring Speech Therapy Crafts: Bird’s Nest Articulation and Language Craft This cute bird’s nest craft is perfect if you are looking for a print & go craft that you can use for both articulation or language targets. (Hello mixed…

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    Valentine’s Day Speech Therapy Activities

    Winter can feel like a long season, so Valentine’s day speech therapy activities are a great way to add a fun theme to therapy toward the end of winter! Here are some ideas for language therapy, social skills, and articulation!   Valentine’s Day Speech Therapy Activities: Valentine’s Day Following Directions Worksheets Do your students love to color? It can be a calming activity for many students. If you have students working on auditory comprehension skills/following directions goals, these Valentine’s Day Following Directions Coloring Sheets are for you! They are print-and-go and feature 1-step and 2-step directions including temporal directions. Valentine’s Day Speech Therapy Crafts I love a good craft – great for engaging students…

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    Compare and Contrast Speech Therapy Activity – Free Download

    I made this free compare and contrast speech therapy activity with three levels of scaffolding that I’m giving away in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! And best of all? This is a no-prep activity – just print and go! It includes pairs of pictures to compare and contrast with three levels of scaffolding! (Each level includes the same word pairs.) **There is a free BOOM Cards version too!** This Free Compare and Contrast Speech Therapy Activity Includes: Level 1: Cut and paste pictures with words into a Venn diagram Level 2: Same Venn Diagrams but cut and paste with words only Level 3: Student fills in the Venn diagrams (Each…