Category: Resources for Students

Talking About Feelings

talking about feelingsKids often hold in how they are feeling. It may not be because they are trying to keep a secret. Often, it is because they may not know how to express what is happening in their own minds. Now imagine being a multilingual student who is less familiar with the words other people use to describe their feelings. This can be an even more difficult time for them if they are confused, sad, or upset. Taking time to explore feelings will not only be beneficial for those students, but all who may need to take a moment to think about their own feelings. Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Fun for All

st patricks day activitiesEach March, people across the United States embrace the luck of the Irish and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Children of all ages and backgrounds will adore the opportunity to learn about this Irish-American holiday and celebrate it during speech and language sessions. Share ways that families participate, special foods, stories of leprechauns, and silly songs that will work on goals for each child. Read More »

Let’s Sing a Song Together

singing in therapyMusic is often used within different types of therapy sessions; speech and language should be no different. When kids hear music, they tend to be less anxious and more willing to try new and different things. When actively engaged with a music session, kids can let go of their fears and become more confident. While doing this, they will work on new skills, be less shy, and boost their fluency with songs. Kids of all ages will enjoy some time singing, dancing, and using music, so think outside of the box. Read More »

Apps in Action

speech app gamesKids of all ages adore using apps on tablets, computers, and smartphones. While it is important to limit screen time with students, sometimes a little app appreciation can assist in speech and language goal work.  If you have access to a device, check to see what apps your students are currently using that will engage them in a special pop culture speech session. Some apps are also available with Chrome for students to use on computers with that operating system. Read More »

Following Your Dreams

follow your dreamsIt’s important for children to follow their dreams. Many students may not be aware that this can require a lot of hard work and perseverance. Using a role model like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is perfect any day, but especially during the month of January. On January 16, people around the United States will celebrate this man and his dream of obtaining rights for all citizens of this country. Read More »

Books for the Winter Holidays

winter booksThe holiday season gets into the swing of things now that Thanksgiving is over. Kids of all ages are excited about the possibilities ahead of them during this festive month. It doesn't matter what they celebrate, students will love talking about Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other winter holidays. Learning about different traditions is a wonderful way to share parts of their own family memories. Read More »