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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…

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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 mostly for students who are working on language goals – from…

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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!?!) However, 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…

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    Pumpkin Speech Therapy Activities – Plus a Free Download

    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 are some ideas: Pumpkin Speech Therapy Activities Ideas:   Pumpkin Speech Therapy Craft –…

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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…

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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 speech therapy activities are no exception! These ideas include lots of ideas for students who are working on language goals – from emergent communication (think pre-k or minimally verbal students) as well…

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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…

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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 preschoolers, students on the autism spectrum, and non-verbal/minimally verbal students who use AAC! You could use some of these activities…

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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 right here on SpeakPlayLove.com! 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…