Category: Resources for Students

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 »

Greetings, Mr. and Mrs. Robin

spring robin speech therapy activitiesOne of the first signs of spring in many regions is the arrival of the robin. Talk to kids about robin sightings and look outside to see if you can view any feeding in the grass areas. Why not make each child their own Mr. or Mrs. Robin to take home? This tactile craft activity will allow you to work on fine motor skills while developing speech and language skills in the process. Read More »

Thinking of -ings to Do

speech therapy activities with verbsWhen the weather is getting warmer, it is the perfect time to work on conjugating the progressive form of verbs. Children that are multilingual often have some difficulty with this task. It may be confusing to them when the -ing stays the same, but the helper before them shifts in the present, past, and future tense. This may be a challenging topic, so it is key to incorporate fun ways to get all students actively engaged. Read More »

Utilizing Technology for Speech and Language to Prevent Summer Slide

summer-speech-language-activitiesSummer break is here for many children or just around the corner for others. With this freedom comes concerns of regression for children that receive Speech and Language and other services. This is the time when many speech language pathologists will suggest technology options for kids that will not have summer sessions or will be away for extended periods of time. Read More »