Category: Resources for Students

Sharing Thanksgiving Traditions and More

thanksgiving activitiesAmericans spend a lot of time preparing for Thanksgiving. This special holiday is filled with family, food, turkey, and making memories with those you love. For those who come from multilingual families, they may have different traditions. It's a great time to embrace all of unique things that each family does together. Take time to connect with those at home to see if there are any particular foods they eat or customs they have for Thanksgiving. If there is time, try to organize a mini-Thanksgiving for everyone to share. Read More »

All About Apple Tasting and More

apple tastingThere are apples all around us in October, so it’s easy to use this seasonal fruit within speech and language sessions. Many teachers will use apples as a theme this time of year and may take their students apple picking, if they live in a region where this type of field trip is possible. Because speech therapy groups probably won't have the opportunity to pick their own apples, apples may be brought into sessions for learning and work on speech and language goals. As always, when using food, check in with families for any possible food allergies.

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All About Your Students

all about studentsEncouraging self-confidence is a crucial part to success with speech and language sessions. Allowing kids to share things about themselves will boost their conversational skills and give them practice that is needed. Take time to create books all about each individual student. These are perfect to give to parents at an open house and to send home for families to enjoy. Read More »

Pokemon Go and Speech

pokemon speech therapyKids have been talking about Pokemon for years now. This is not something new, but the current craze from the Pokemon Go app has kids, their families, and adults of all ages excited to get out and about. This is the perfect time to incorporate the world of Pokemon into plans to target speech and language goals. Check in with students ahead of time to see whether or not they are into Pokemon before you add these activities to their sessions. You may want to allow them to bring in cards to share and chat about during a session to work on speech confidence. Read More »

Facts about Fathers

fathers day speech activitiesIt is important to celebrate the special men in the life of each child, especially with Father's Day approaching us this Sunday! Father's Day is the perfect time to spend time getting to know the important individuals that are male role models to children in your sessions. Remember that not every child has their father in their life, so focus on the men that mean a lot to them at home, in the community, or in the school. Read More »

Taking Advantage of Technology

speech therapy apps and technology Kids love to use technology, so why not embrace it during the summer months? Summer is the perfect time of year to give suggestions to families for carry over practice to avoid Speech and Language regressions during break. Some children may receive summer sessions with a therapist; others may not and will need suggestions on ways to work on skills at home. While we recommend these, we must encourage a variety of different activities so kids aren't having too much screen time. Read More »