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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 Craft 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…

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    When Questions for Speech Therapy – Free WH Question Cards

    Do your students benefit from the use of visuals? Then you need these free “When” Questions for Speech Therapy! If you practice speech therapy with students on the autism spectrum (or any child with receptive language difficulties), you probably hear over and over again that you need to incorporate visuals to help your students increase comprehension. Teaching When Questions and other WH- Questions is no different! RELATED READ: Using Visuals to Teach WH Questions Visuals can be so helpful for students! So how can you incorporate visuals when working on Wh- questions in speech therapy? 1.  Incorporating visuals to increase comprehension of the question (This is often skipped over) 2. Offer visual answer choices These 25 “When”…

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    Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Activities

    When it comes to Thanksgiving speech therapy activities, I like to focus on themes of being thankful . . . and the FOOD! But in all seriousness, adding themed resources can liven things up right before a holiday. Plus, students with early communication skills can benefit from working on simple vocabulary around the tradition of the Thanksgiving meal – from prepping to eating it! Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Activities: Thanksgiving Craft for Speech Therapy I love a good craft – great for engaging students and getting in multiple trials! Plus, students love to show off a craft at home, which makes them great for carry-over. If you are looking for a…

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    Halloween Speech Therapy Activities and Crafts

    I have some fun (but still educational) Halloween speech therapy activities rounded up for today’s post! I hope you find something useful for your caseload. Halloween Speech Therapy Activities: Halloween Crafts for Speech Therapy I love a good craft! And I love a good game – wait a craft and game in one? Sign me up! Roll-a-Pumpkin is a roll-and-glue activity. Gluing is often easier for students with minor fine motor challenges than a roll-and-draw activity. Whether you use this in a small group or an individual session, you can have students work on requesting a turn, passing the dice, stating the number and piece they rolled, and requesting any materials…

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    Back-to-School Speech-Language Activities for Elementary Students

    Do you have elementary students with language goals on your caseload this year?  I’ve got some back-to-school Speech-Language activities for you (including a freebie) . . . and most are no-prep or low-prep! (If you looking for back-to-school speech-language activities geared more toward early language skills for students who need lots of visuals, check out this article.) 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-Language Activities: Back-to-School Language BINGO Games are always a fun way to get your students engaged and excited about coming to speech therapy! This Back-to-School Language BINGO game can work for…

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    Using Visuals in Speech Therapy

    If you work with students who use AAC, particularly those on the autism spectrum or with multiple disabilities, using visuals is so important to help your students access the world around them. I tend to think of visuals for speech therapy in two categories: 1. Visuals to help the student with comprehension (receptive visual aids) 2. Visuals to help the student to communicate with others (expressive) Creating Visuals for Speech Therapy and the Classroom Because a lot of students (especially those with more profound needs) benefit from personalized visuals, it is great to be able to create them yourself. I use Boardmaker to create my resources. Most speech therapy departments…

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    Summer Speech Therapy Books

    If you are looking for summer books to use in your speech therapy sessions, I’ve rounded up a list of books by summer themes. Some themes I like to use for summer include the beach, ocean animals, camping, pirates, and 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. Summer Speech Therapy Books: Ocean-Themed Books: The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Woods The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by RELATED: Summer Speech-Language Activities for Elementary Students Beach-Themed Books: How…

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    Summer Speech Language Activities for Elementary Students

    It’s almost the end of the school year- whoo hoo! But it can be a VERY busy time of the year with extra IEP meetings and reports to write. I’ve got some summer Speech-Language activities for you . . . and most are no-prep or low-prep! (If you looking for summer speech-language activities geared more toward early language skills for students who need lots of visuals, check out this article.) This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Summer Speech-Language Activities: Summer Coloring Activities Coloring is a preferred activity for a lot of students…

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    Boost Your SLP Teletherapy Sessions With These 4 Apps

    This article was written by guest blogger Candace Denver for speakplaylove.com. More than one million children in the US receive school-based speech and language services. It was necessary then, for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to maintain clinical speech-language services via teletherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic closures. Studies indicate that over 60% of responding SLPs provided teletherapy to all or some students on their caseloads through Zoom and Google Hangouts. Despite 25% receiving no support or training from their district to maintain service provision, many SLPs were largely successful in their efforts.   Even as things go back to normal, the delivery of some SLP services will likely continue this way. There are plenty…