Fun While Learning with Snowman Crafts

by Tera.Tuten on December 18, 2014

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winter-themed-speech-activityAs the holidays wind down, the winter season is still in full swing. Snowmen provide a great transition from the holidays to weather related learning and fun. Children adore seeing snow friends that are in stories, movies, and seasonal decorations. Craft activities provide a nice way to add in something hands on for a speech therapy lesson. When you have a strong project to start with, it is easy to add in skill building elements that work on speech and language goals. [click to continue…]

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Holiday Snacktivity Ideas

by Tera.Tuten on December 11, 2014

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holiday-themed-craft-ideas-cookies-baking-kidsBaking with kids is a wonderful way to incorporate a lot of skills into one session. Of course, most speech and language classrooms are not able to accommodate baking. Because of this, you have to be a little more creative to incorporate a snack and project all in one. If you are in a location where you have a kitchen, break sessions into steps and work on it over time. If not, the following alternatives are fun ways to get kids actively involved in the process. Always check on food allergies and other food sensitivities before trying these with children. [click to continue…]

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Extending Holiday Fun with Books

by Tera.Tuten on December 4, 2014

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holiday-books-reading-classroom-activityThe holiday season is here, and kids of all ages love to get into the spirit. December is a wonderful time to talk about different celebrations that take place like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more. Holidays allow kids to talk about their family customs and more. As children talk about special items that they do with their families, it helps to increase their conversational language skills, boost their confidence, and add more seasonal vocabulary to the mix. [click to continue…]

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Thanksgiving Traditions and More

by Tera.Tuten on November 26, 2014

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thanksgiving-school-activities-speech-language-bilingualThanksgiving brings images of spending time with loved ones, eating delicious food, and making special memories. Kids love to share their own traditions, and work on their speech and language goals can focus on these topics. Thanksgiving is a great time to tie in to their families and ask how they celebrate and whether they have special dishes, treats, or traditions that are part of their feast. [click to continue…]

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An Autumn Outdoor Therapy Classroom

by Tera.Tuten on October 16, 2014

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fall-speech-language-activitiesThe cooler weather often provides a wonderful opportunity to take speech and language sessions outside. Mother Nature and autumn provide a great backdrop for learning and exploring. Any session could take place outside; this will focus on utilizing the natural environment while working on speech and language goals. These activities will also incorporate vocabulary usage and continued practice with conversational skills. [click to continue…]

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Flash Cards for Fall

October 9, 2014

The change of seasons is a great time to focus on expanding vocabulary and practicing word fluency. Making fall flash cards will provide opportunities for different activities within sessions. In addition to this, once students are done with the cards in school, they are portable and easy to send home for additional use toward speech […]

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