Books for Dramatic Play with Songs

by Tera.Tuten on September 25, 2014

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dramatic-playChildren love to act things out, sing, and dance. Ask even the shyest child to sing along with a silly song and you can usually get them actively engaged. Dramatic play may not seem like it has a place in speech and language sessions, but it is a powerful resource. Not only will it get the kids involved, but it also works on speech pragmatics, articulation, confidence, and more. [click to continue…]

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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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Helping Speech and Language Students Ease into the School Year

August 7, 2014

The 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 […]

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