Category: Treatment Resources

To Be or Not to Be, Verb Practice

speech-games-verbsLearning English is tricky for those of us who are not multilingual learners. Now imagine how confusing the grammar rules for speech and language factor into the process for those children who may primarily speak another language at home. For ENL (English as a New Language) kids, we often need to assist them with grammar use in conversation. Developmentally, the proper use of the verb "to be" comes later. Playing games with repetitive sentences will help many children to become more comfortable using am, is, and are. When practicing within a game, kids are more willing to stick with it and not give up. Read More »

Language Skill Building with Lego Blocks

legos in speech therapyThe key to working on speech and language goals is not to make it boring and tedious for the kids. Instead of having them think you're infusing drills, tailor them in such a way that they are actively participating in skill-building without even realizing it. Using toys and items that children adore can often increase participation and success. Lego blocks are a great resource to use with kids of all ages to focus on a variety of speech and language goals. 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 »

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 »

Fall Book Bonanza

fall readingThere are so many fun and exciting things that happen in the fall months. Leaves are falling, goodies are being baked with pumpkins, and everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving. It can be an overwhelming time of year to stay focused and work on speech and language goals. Take time to use books to help with this task. There are plenty of classic and new books that may be used during your sessions. Using a story about the season will often spark ideas to use with follow-up activities. Read More »

Matching Games for Autumn

matching gamesPromoting seasonal vocabulary is important for children of all ages. This is especially true for students who are from multilingual families and may need more practice using new words. In addition to this, children that have speech and language deficits may be uncomfortable adding new words to the mix. Using new and inventive ways to expose words will assist them as they continue with their goals. Read More »