Category: Resources for Students

Rain and Puddles Galore

rain puddlesApril showers often mean that we spend a lot of time inside. Of course, they also lead to puddles and time to play in them. Puddles truly are a great way to get kids out and about, but realistically it isn’t always possible during a session. If you are unable to go outside to stomp and play in puddles, share some stories which center around rain and use them to incorporate indoor puddle play. Read More »

Talk About Plants as They Grow

plants in therapyPlants are important to all of us. We need them for oxygen to breathe, for food, and to make shelter. The spring time is when we typically see people planting gardens and other flowers that blossom. Kids will adore getting their hands a little dirty in order to learn and talk about plants and the way that they grow. Read More »

Embracing April Showers

rainy day activities speechWhile some may want the rain to go away, we all know that April showers will eventually bring us May flowers. Kids of all ages will enjoy spending time talking about the rain and fun facts that go along with it. Use crafts to bridge the gap between those rainy days and speech and language goals. Activities are easy to change and make them work for any child and their individual needs within a session. Remember to think outside of the box and incorporate things that all of the students will enjoy to keep them actively engaged. Read More »

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 »