Tag Archives: speech therapy

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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Pumpkin Paradise with Purpose

pumpkin speech activitiesPumpkins are all over the place in October. Not only can you get everything in pumpkin flavor, but they are part of the seasonal decorations for Halloween and beyond. These fall favorites are a great item to integrate into speech and language sessions. You can create your own projects using pumpkins to send home, and they can also be utilized for sensory fun and exploration. When planning to incorporate pumpkins into lessons, work on different ways to hone in on each child's individual goals for each activity. Read More »

Boosting Confidence with Vocabulary Collages

vocabulary collageChildren who struggle with speech and language skills may be intimidated with learning new vocabulary. To assist with this, it's crucial to be creative and actively engage students. Vocabulary collages are a nice way to do this and it's flexible to work with many age levels. Collages may also be done in a variety of ways depending on the current skills being worked on for children. Older students may need collages with synonyms of vocabulary words that are being worked on in class. Younger children may be focusing on adding words that have specific start sounds that address articulation goals. Read More »

Getting Off to a Good Start in Speech Therapy

speech therapy startThe start of the new school year is a special time for students and the speech language pathologist that works with them. It's a fresh beginning for many and the opportunity to move forward toward speech and language goals. Thanks to this, it is extremely important not to take this period for granted. Embrace the ability to change items up, get to know your students better, and allow them to get to know you. Read More »

Ready or Not, Here Come the Pirates

pirate speech therapyIt's time to be a pirate, matey, or you may have to walk the plank! Yes, pirates are a fantastic ice breaker to use with kids of all ages. Pirate pragmatics get kids actively involved and lighten up the mood when working on speech and language goals. Arrr they ready to tackle the letter R? Many kids, including multilingual learners, have a difficult time with the |r| when it is within a word. Personable and funny pirate friends, like the ones in these activities, will help them to practice this pesky letter sound. 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 »