Therapy Ideas

Homework Labels for Speech Therapy

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My school district is very purposeful and intentional about their use of homework and I’ve tried to follow their same policies! This means I don’t give homework for the majority of my caseload other than family recommendations or strategies. But, I always want the families I work with to feel knowledgeable and comfortable with what I’m working on with their children. I’ve been writing little notes on worksheets and the like for a while before sending them home and then came up with a genius idea… LABELS.

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I printed several sheets of these labels and keep them in my binder at all times. When a student does something that’s decently easy to send home, I stick it with a label and have them put it in their backpack/take home folder. This has worked super well! I love that it’s low pressure meaning they don’t really have to do anything at home but it does allow the family to talk about what they did over dinner or something.

Now you might be wondering, how did you make them? It was so easy! First, buy labels! I got these ones off of Amazon.

Second, use Avery.com to design your label. They have a super easy wizard!

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Last, print and stick. Every label size is different as well as printer settings so just double check you’ve got all of that straight. It took me a couple tries to get them to line up but I stink at using printers! 🙂

It’s worked out really well for me so far! What do you think?

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10 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jessica
    January 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    This is such an awesome idea!!!

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      Shannon
      January 10, 2017 at 6:14 PM

      Thank you so much!! It’s made things a lot easier!

  2. Reply
    Roxy
    January 10, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Great idea! love it, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Kaye
    January 10, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    I totally agree with you, and have been doing this for the past couple of years, too! Not sure how many families actually follow through, but hopefully they see what we are doing!

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    Liz
    January 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    This is a great idea–it’s much better than the post-it note system I’ve been using!

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    BL
    January 11, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    How well does their artic improve without carryover and practice at home?? It’s tough enough even with my students generalizing at home… 🙂

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      Shannon
      January 11, 2017 at 12:45 PM

      I do send home homework for artic students! I work in a middle school and only have a couple of artic students so this label idea works for 90% of my caseload. 🙂

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    Katharine
    January 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Love this idea!

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    speechchicktherapy
    January 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Cute idea!!! I started the new year with newsletters to all of clients. Each child is grouped according to artic, language (preschool or school age) and fluency. Then I can send out a newsletter with our theme, books, activities for the week as well as a themed based activity to do at home! Parents seem to really like it!

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      Shannon
      January 19, 2017 at 9:58 AM

      Wow! That’s wonderful. What an amazing SLP you are!

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