Adding Words with Amazing Apples

October 2, 2014

Apples are not just for the teacher, they are a healthy way to use food for a hands-on experience during sessions. Most children adore having a snack while working and apples allow you to do this while sharing a touch of autumn during your speech and language session. Take time to check in with families […]

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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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Focus for the New Academic Year in Speech and Language

September 4, 2014

The 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 […]

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Speech and Language Activities

August 28, 2014

While 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.

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Arrrr You Ready for Pirate Practice?

August 21, 2014

The 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.

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