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    Halloween Speech Therapy Activities

    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…

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    Spring Speech Therapy Themes

    I wanted to do a bit of a “brain dump” of all the spring speech therapy themes I could think of. My hope is that reading through these theme ideas will get your creative juices flowing when it comes to planning your speech therapy sessions this spring! Spring Speech Therapy Themes: Baby Animals: matching baby animals to parents (animal vocabulary) Learn about baby animals (answer Wh- questions) bunnies/carrots chicks (make a chick craft) Flowers/Gardening: flower shop pretend play (free flower describing board to use for “ordering” flowers) plant life cycle (sequencing) learn about flowers (flower vocabulary, Wh- questions) parts of a flower (flower vocabulary) plant a seed  (following directions, sequencing)…

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    Children’s Books about Speech Disorders

    Books are a wonderful way to teach children about people who communicate in a way that is unfamiliar. They can also help children with a speech disorder feel less alone, knowing that others have gone through the same struggles.  Below is a list of children’s books about speech disorders. (If you have more suggestions to add, please leave a comment below!) This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Children’s Books about Speech Disorders: Stuttering I Talk Like a River This award-winning book describes a “bad speech day” for the narrator. His father picks…

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    Winter Speech Therapy Activities and Ideas

    As a speech and language pathologist, there are a lot of fun themes to work on in the winter! Below I will share winter speech therapy activities, theme ideas, winter speech therapy books, and craft ideas. 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. Winter Speech Therapy Themes There are a lot of winter-related…

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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 Themes: Cookies/Baking Gingerbread (houses or cookies) gifts – receiving and giving (see social skills idea below) Reindeer Mail (Letters to Santa or Holiday Cards) Stockings Christmas trees/pine trees Decorating Hot Cocoa Christmas Speech Therapy Activities: Whether you are looking to add a Christmasy-twist to some old…