Category: Resources for Students

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 »

Edible Winter Craft Fun

winter crafts bakingBaking with kids is a fun way to practice speech and language skills. especially when it's close to the holidays! Of course, not everyone will have a kitchen that they are able to use with their classes. This means that edible winter crafts are the perfect workaround. These activities are great for small spaces and shorter session times. When working with food, be sure to check with families beforehand to make sure there are no allergies or other medical concerns that may limit what a child may eat or work with. While many of these projects include candy, it's the holiday season, so it's generally acceptable to splurge once in a while with your groups. Read More »

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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