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Books for Dramatic Play with Songs

September 25, 2014

Children 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 […]

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Vocabulary Building for Confidence

September 18, 2014

When 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 […]

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Plant a Flower Word Garden

May 8, 2014

April Showers have now delivered beautiful May flowers all over the landscape. Take some time to add some May flowers into the speech and language sessions with your students. Almost any goal or skill that you are working on is flexible enough to sprinkle some flower power into the mix.  

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Lots of -ings for Spring

April 10, 2014

Children who are multilingual may have a more difficult time properly conjugating the progressive forms of verbs. While the -ing form of the verb remains the same, the helpers before them are important in the present, past, and future tenses. Since this might be tedious, think outside of the box and actively engage your students […]

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A-Mazing Fun with Yarn

January 23, 2014

Imagine kids in search of something special following a spider web like trail. Perhaps there are words, questions, or tasks along the way leading them to a prize at the end. Better yet, imagine an activity where kids have to move their bodies while explaining how they maneuver their way through. All of these fun […]

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Combining Speech with Sensational Sensory Learning Tools

September 26, 2013

Children learn by using their senses. Kids who have communication disorders may also have sensory integration concerns. If you are working with children who fall into this area, it is often a good idea to check in with their Occupational Therapist. Work as a team to come up with ways to work on goals together. […]

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