Category: Treatment Resources

Fabulous Flowers in May

may spring flowersThe month of May is often filled with flowers blooming all over the place. The winter weather is finally gone and all of the April showers have helped blossoms to brighten up the landscape. Use the gorgeous natural beauties to inspire things to do during sessions and therapy to work toward each child’s individual goals. Talk to teachers to see if they are covering anything similar to share resources. Remember, you may tweak anything available to work with your needs. All you need to do is focus on their speech, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional, or other needs to work on goals and skills. Read More »

Acting Out the Very Hungry Caterpillar

hungry little caterpillarThe wonders of nature often provide a wonderful way to reach some reluctant students. If they are engaged in the subject matter, they may not realize that they are working on skill building. During the spring, we are often able to witness amazing transformations in nature. Baby birds grow up and learn to fly. Another fascinating transformation to watch is little caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies. Many classrooms have science centers where they are able to witness the stages of metamorphosis take place. Read More »

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 »