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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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Camping Fun with Role Playing

August 15, 2013

The summer months are filled with adventures while children are not in school. Why not model one of these into a few sessions during speech? The first step in doing this will be to use your imagination and to ask others that you know what camping gear you may be able to use for your […]

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Getting Ready to Start a New Academic Year in SLP

August 8, 2013

The summer months move quickly, and before you know it, a new academic year will begin. Take a little time before everything gets hectic to stop and refocus on a few items for the upcoming year. While speech therapy may not have ended over the summer months for some children, others will be coming back […]

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