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Story Cubes For Speech Therapy Sessions

Rory's Story CubesImagine a game that could fit inside your pocket and would be versatile with many skills and ages groups in Speech and Language. Rory's Story Cubes provides just this with nine little cubes that each have six sides with a variety of pictures on them. When you roll the cubes, you use each picture to tell a story that goes together. You can also make up games to work on skills and goals for verb tenses, details, and other items for older students. In addition to the original set, they now make cubes that focus on voyages and actions that can be combined together. Although the cubes say they are for ages eight and up, you will see that you can use them for younger children with support because no reading is required. You can even add in additional sets of cubes with more topics and some with favorite characters from the world of entertainment. Imagine what fun kids can have at any age with this simple resource. Read More »

6 Summer Activities for School SLPs

Summer is a wonderful opportunity for School Speech Language Pathologists to rest and recharge from the school year. Not only does it provide School SLPs with time to take a break, it is also a great chance to focus on career advancement whether that is continuing education, planning for the upcoming school year or looking for a new job position. From self-care ideas to continuing education, read below for 6 summer activity ideas for School SLPs. Read More »

How Bilingual SLPs Can Support Children During the Silent Period

Learning a second language is a complex process, especially for a child. Second language acquisition is also very individualized. Many factors can affect how a child learns another language, including his or her family experiences, culture and literacy level. As the number of bilingual children grows, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must learn to differentiate between a language disorder and typical second language development. There may be concerns when new English Language Learners (ELLs) are quiet or silent in the classroom.  SLPs play an important role in determining whether these students are in the “silent period” phase of second language acquisition and how to support them through the process. Read More »

Follow the Leader with Simon Says

follow the leaderActively engaging kids to practice skills and work on goals can be tricky as the academic year progresses. Sometimes it’s nice to take something familiar and give it a little twist. Kids of all ages like to play Simon Says, so why not change it up a bit? The beauty of this approach is you can use modeling in a fun way to work on a wide variety of skills in different types of sessions. Read More »

Let’s Talk Turkeys

turkey activities The turkey gets a lot of attention during the month of November for a very important reason. Kids in the United States recognize this symbol and will enjoy spending time in sessions learning more about these feathered creatures from Thanksgiving.  Be sure to ask students whether their Thanksgiving tradition or another may include a turkey. Read More »

Leaves for More in Fall

fall leaves activitiesThe beautiful autumn leaves are all around and provide a wonderful resource during the months. Take some time and go for a walk with students while they are around to collect them to use for future sessions. Have a bin where they can dry and be safely stored until you need them for a project. Read More »