Category: Treatment Resources

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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Observing the Changing Seasons with Bingo

bingo speech gamesAs the weather cools off, it's a great time to get outside and take in the changing seasons. Use what is around you to structure some different types of speech and language sessions. Being out and about will actively engage students and keep them working toward their goals. Not only can you look for differences in lawns, leaves, and trees, but you can feel and smell changes in the autumn air. Incorporate vocabulary for the season in your activity and continue to work on confidence with conversational skills. Read More »

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 »

Utilizing Dramatic Play in Speech Sessions

dramatic playSome kids may be shy and try to avoid speech and language practice during a session. A great way to work around this is with dramatic play activities. Most children will come out of their shell and enjoy a wide variety of options and may not even be aware of the skills that they are working on for speech. Dramatic play also gets kids up and moving, so they are more likely to be actively engaged through the entire time. 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 »

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 »