Category: Assessment Resources

Ready or Not, Here Come the Pirates

pirate speech therapyIt's time to be a pirate, matey, or you may have to walk the plank! Yes, pirates are a fantastic ice breaker to use with kids of all ages. Pirate pragmatics get kids actively involved and lighten up the mood when working on speech and language goals. Arrr they ready to tackle the letter R? Many kids, including multilingual learners, have a difficult time with the |r| when it is within a word. Personable and funny pirate friends, like the ones in these activities, will help them to practice this pesky letter sound. Read More »

Back to School Resources and More

back to school resourcesThe start of the school year can be intimidating for everyone involved. There are a lot of papers to fill out, plus you need to get your schedule set for speech and language sessions. This means meeting with other teachers and parents to set a time that will be best for the child. Once everything is ready, it means that you must get to work on individual goals for each student that you work with. Lesson planning can be intimidating if you need to do it on the fly. Be sure to have resources ready for when you may need them. A new student, new concern, or need for a different focus can require new places to explore during the year ahead. Read More »

Hop to it for Chalk Games

chalk activitiesThere is something special about using chalk with kids in the classroom and during therapy sessions. Chalk helps to actively engage children into the process and eases their fear of something being difficult. Utilizing chalk for speech and language games allows you to practice skill building for goals in a fun and inviting way. The best thing about chalk is that it's very inexpensive, and you can easily make up new games for the specific needs of each child you work with. Read More »

Jumping for Joy in Speech

jumping for joy speechMoving around when working with kids during the summer is important for speech and language sessions. Kids needs to be focused, and that can be difficult to accomplish when the school year is done. Use outside space as much as possible. Kids are flexible, so think about different spaces and places nearby that may work for getting kids to jump around while working on their personal speech and language goals. These suggested activities can get your kids excited for speech sessions, stay active, but also keep focused on their session's purpose! Read More »

Lots of Lovely Ladybugs

ladybug activitiesSummertime means that there are lots of insects all around us to see! While most people want to avoid ants, mosquitoes, bees, and wasps, there is one insect that people don’t mind seeing. The lucky ladybug is very popular with most kids. Getting to know this lovely little red friend is a great way to spend time during summer months in speech and language. Read More »

Fireworks for the Fourth

fireworks activitiesWhen you think of Independence Day, most people will automatically think of all things red, white, and blue. Of course, one of the most popular things on that special day in the United States is fireworks. Take time to talk to kids about the ways they celebrate the holiday and whether or not they go to a fireworks display. Discuss the sounds, sights, and other descriptors related to this beautiful and special day for America. Read More »