Category: Treatment Resources

Embracing April Showers

rainy day activities speechWhile some may want the rain to go away, we all know that April showers will eventually bring us May flowers. Kids of all ages will enjoy spending time talking about the rain and fun facts that go along with it. Use crafts to bridge the gap between those rainy days and speech and language goals. Activities are easy to change and make them work for any child and their individual needs within a session. Remember to think outside of the box and incorporate things that all of the students will enjoy to keep them actively engaged. Read More »

Let’s Sing a Song Together

singing in therapyMusic is often used within different types of therapy sessions; speech and language should be no different. When kids hear music, they tend to be less anxious and more willing to try new and different things. When actively engaged with a music session, kids can let go of their fears and become more confident. While doing this, they will work on new skills, be less shy, and boost their fluency with songs. Kids of all ages will enjoy some time singing, dancing, and using music, so think outside of the box. Read More »

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 »

Teaching Tolerance and Embracing Differences

embrace diversityFebruary is Black History Month. This month allows us to take additional time to teach children about black people that have had an impact on our country. Black History Month is also a good time to refocus students on tolerance, acceptance, and being able to celebrate differences among us. When teaching multilingual learners speech and language, they may try to blend in with their peers. It is important for them to celebrate their diversity and embrace their differences. Read More »

Lots of Love and More Beyond Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day speech activitiesValentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to work with kids on the topic of love. From here, you may dive into special people in their lives and how they feel about them. Many children may have a difficult time discussing their feelings, so being creative during this process will help them to be more comfortable. Additional topics and focus could be on friendships, sharing, caring, and how to express your feelings with words. Speech and language skills will work well with all of these possibilities. Read More »

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Chinese New YearThe 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration began on Friday, January 27 and continues for 15 days. The date of the celebration moves from year to year according to the Chinese calendar that uses the lunar calendar and winter solstice. It is important to talk to children about other traditions like the Chinese New Year. Not only will they learn new things, it will help to encourage students to share their traditions with others. Remember to talk to families ahead of time to see what they do for this special time of year. See if they want to send in items to share or if they will assist in a session one day. Read More »