Vocabulary Building for Confidence

by Tera.Tuten on September 18, 2014

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vocabulary-speech-activityWhen working on speech and language goals with children, it may be difficult to assess their vocabulary acquisition. Some children may be too shy to share what they know for fear of saying a word the wrong way. Other children may just be uncomfortable and unwilling. The goals during the start of the school year are to ease nervous energy and build confidence. Expanding vocabulary in fun ways will help each child with articulation, speech pragmatics, and confidence to talk with others in different situations. [click to continue…]

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Focus for the New Academic Year in Speech and Language

by Tera.Tuten on September 4, 2014

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new-school-year-therapyThe first few months of school are filled with a lot of transitions. Many students may be new to speech and language sessions, while others already know the routine. It is important to spend time each year to get to know everyone, go over expectations, and clear up any concerns or questions that the kids may have. The more you know the children you work with, the better you can adjust future activities to work on their individual needs and goals. [click to continue…]

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summer-speech-language-activity-ideasWhile the weather is still nice, take advantage of an outdoor activity that will inspire additional tie-ins for speech and language goals. Bring in a kite to share with students. Remember that many may be unfamiliar with kites and how to fly them. [click to continue…]

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Arrrr You Ready for Pirate Practice?

by Tera.Tuten on August 21, 2014

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pirate-speech-therapyThe pragmatics of pirates are a wonderful and fun way to work with kids on the |r|. Using this sound in the beginning, middle, and end of words can be tricky for many children, including those who are multilingual learners. So gather your mateys for some pirate fun while conquering the letter R. [click to continue…]

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back-to-school-speech-therapyThe start of a new school year can be intimidating for some children. They may not know other children, their teachers, and speech therapy may be new to them. The best way to get started is to get to know everyone. While you may have interest inventories on some children, these activities will also help you to get to know each child and their personalities. [click to continue…]

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Three Important Items Before Going Back to School

July 31, 2014

The back to school season can get hectic, so it is best to have a game plan for getting ready. While you may work with children over the summer on speech and language goals, the start of school signifies a fresh start for a new academic year. These three items will help to make the […]

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