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    Christmas Speech Therapy Activities

    Those 2-3 weeks in December before school gets out can feel like an eternity (when is break starting!?!), but it can also be a time to add some fun, Christmas speech therapy activities into your sessions!   This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Christmas Speech Therapy Activities: Whether you are looking to add a Christmasy-twist to some old favorites (like following directions or WH- Questions) or you want to target some holiday-specific social skills, I’ve got some ideas for you! (Note: These ideas are all for students who are working on language…

  • Following Directions Worksheets for Speech Therapy – Plus a Free Download

    I know that a lot of my students have found coloring to be an engaging and calming activity. I also know that in one of my school-based positions, I had  A LOT of students working on auditory comprehension goals – so I was always on the lookout for following directions speech therapy worksheets to use! Following Directions Speech Therapy Worksheets So now I just create my own Following Directions Coloring Worksheets! I wanted something that included a range of directions including simple one-step directions, directions with 1-2 modifiers, 2-step directions, and temporal directions (e.g. first/then, before you X, color Y). The first one I created was this “Around the House”…

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    Pumpkin Speech Therapy Activities

    Do you love buying those mini-pumpkins as much as I do? When I went to Trader Joe’s this year, they had tons of adorable mini-gourds too! It got me thinking about pumpkin speech therapy activities. Here’s some ideas: This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Pumpkin Speech Therapy Activity Ideas: Pumpkin and Gourd “Show and Tell” + Free Topic Board First, load up on pumpkins and gourds at Trader Joe’s – ha! (Is this activity really just an excuse to buy mini-pumpkins??) In a speech group, go over some ways that the pumpkins…

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    10 Wordless Picture Books for Speech Therapy

    Do you use wordless picture books for speech therapy? They are great for getting language samples! Just open the book and have the student tell you what they think is happening. But wordless picture books can also be used to target skills such as making inferences, creating a narrative, and answering questions. RELATED: Using Visuals to Teach WH- Questions This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Wordless Picture Books for Speech Therapy: Good Night, Gorilla: This silly book is great for younger children. As the zoo keeper says goodnight to all the animals,…

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    Fall Speech Therapy Activities – Plus a Free Download

    Ahh, fall . . . sweater weather, warm drinks, and pumpkin everything. I love fall – and fall-themed speech therapy activities are no exception! These ideas are all for students who are working on language goals – from emergent communication (think pre-k or minimally verbal students) as well as students working on language therapy skills such as following directions, inferences, and WH- questions.   This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Fall Speech Therapy Activities: Fall Favorite Things Activity Who doesn’t love talking about their favorite things? I like this fall-themed booklet because…

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    Best YouTube Videos for Speech Therapy

    Using YouTube videos for speech therapy can be a great way to grab students’ attention and to target so many language skills. The following YouTube videos are ones that I used when working with preschool and elementary aged students on the autism spectrum, many of whom were minimally verbal and used AAC. This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Best YouTube Videos for Speech Therapy: Target: “Quiet Hands”/Impulse Control I loved to use this catchy music video with cookie monster to start off my small groups in the preschool classroom. I had visual…

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    Back to School Speech Therapy Activities – Plus a Free Activity

    Are you starting to think about Back-to-School speech therapy activities for your students? The activities I’m going to talk about include lots of visuals, so they are particularly good for students on the autism spectrum, preschoolers, or non-verbal/minimally verbal students who use AAC! You could use some of these activities as first day of speech therapy activities and use the rest throughout the first month of school. This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Back-to-School Speech Therapy Activities: School-Themed Interactive Books I like interactive books because the moveable pieces keep little hands busy…

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    Free Wh Question Cards – Printable or BOOM Cards Versions

    I made this set of Wh Question cards with a functional, grocery-store theme that I’m giving away in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! The free wh question cards are large and include visuals, making them perfect for both verbal and non-verbal students. The visuals and low-distraction backgrounds are ideal for students on the autism spectrum or any young learner. This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Each Free WH- Question Card includes: A written WH question A large picture related to the question to increase comprehension Three visual answer choices paired with written…

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    Summer Speech Therapy Activities

    Whether you are looking for some end-of-the-school-year activities or you are teaching summer school/ESY (extended school year), here’s some summer speech therapy activities to get you started. These activities include lots of visuals, so they are particularly good for students on the autism spectrum, non-readers, or non-verbal/minimally verbal students! I find that most of my students with these types of needs attend summer school to prevent regression of skills. Summer Speech Therapy Activities: Favorite Things about Summer Activity I love to start a season with a fun, getting-to-know you activity that is errorless. Just because there are no “right” answers, doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of opportunities to practice speech…

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    My Favorite Board Games for Speech Therapy

    I once heard that you are either a “book” speech therapist or a “game” speech therapist. While I love books. . . I am definitely a game therapist. So I wanted to share some of my favorite games for speech and language therapy with you! I actually kind of fought being a “game” therapist for a while. I LOVE books in real life. (And I do use them in therapy sometimes) But it turns out that I love using games in therapy even more. (This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.) My Favorite…