Do you love story grammar elements and narrative intervention as much as I do? Share below if you’re already a fan! I’m always looking for fun ways to incorporate narratives into my therapy and love to hear everyone’s creative ideas! My readers know that I am a huge fan of narrative intervention, teaching story grammar […]

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Language

Just When you Thought Story Grammar Couldn’t Get Any Better!

Are you on the hunt for some free speech therapy materials?? Who isn’t?! Speech therapists aren’t exactly being overpaid and sometimes something new helps breathe life into the therapy plan. Now, I’ll be honest, my favorite products are large, versatile, all-encompassing mega units that last me a whole year, like my cycles for phonology product, my […]

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Articulation, Freebies, Materials

194+ of my Favorite FREE Speech Therapy Materials!

Wordless picture books are one of the most versatile and useful tools that you can have in your speech and language therapy room! Check out my top 10 list!

In case you don’t know, wordless picture books are one of the most versatile, useful materials you can have for speech therapy! I’ve worked in 3 different settings since graduation. This has turned me into a material hoarder as there are very few materials that are appropriate for all of the children I’ve worked with! […]

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Elementary School, Grammar, Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

10 Best Wordless Picture Books for Speech and Language Therapy

“What’s your why?” It’s kind of a loaded question, isn’t it? There is a truck commercial from 2012 where a man walks over to introduce himself to his new neighbor. “So, what do you do?” he asks the man. And instead of responding with his job title, like most of us would do, the man […]

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For SLPs, Musings

What’s Your Why? And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

receptive language menu

What is receptive language? Receptive language is how we understand that language input we receive. Basically, receptive language is comprehension. Imagine if you lost your voice. You would still be able to understand when people talk to you, you just wouldn’t be able to verbally communicate your thoughts (which is “expressive language”). Some children may […]

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iPad Applications, Materials

What is Receptive Language and 8 Activities to help!

Data collection with AAC systems can be really tricky! How do I collect data without testing the student with questions like “Find _______ on your talker!”?!⁠⠀⁠ Goal Based AAC Data Collection Let’s start by looking at the goal suggestions I have in my speech therapy goal bank: · NAME will independently navigate to 4 different, […]

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AAC

My 3 Best Tips for AAC Data Collection

The very nature of being an SLP makes setting priorities and staying on task particularly challenging. In the school environment, an SLP’s day is segmented into 15, 30, or other relatively small segments of time spent in therapy. You might spend 15 minutes running articulation drills and practice for a small group and then find […]

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Musings, SLP Personal Development

Managing Work Priorities As a Super Busy SLP

Are you looking for strategies and tips for teaching self regulation? Do your students need to work on understanding their own emotions and feelings? Teaching my students all about their emotions is one of my favorite things to do. It’s not only a life skill – but it’s an important one if your students are working understanding […]

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Uncategorized

Top Strategies for Teaching Self Regulation

Middle school (and high school) speech therapy activities can be hard to find, but I’ve got you! Middle school has a mixed reputation. I know some SLPs are intimidated by teenage attitudes, or aren’t sure what to work on once the basics have been covered. Some of these middle schoolers and high schoolers have been […]

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Materials, Middle School

Middle School Speech Therapy Activities: 10 Best Picks

Today’s topic is all about speech sound therapy! I’m going to share how I structure my therapy, stay organized, and think about service delivery for students who are working on targeted speech sounds or phonological processes. Below are my top 5 tips: Drill, drill, drill. I often ask myself, “What activity would make drill fun for this […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Speech Sound Therapy: Get Organized and Structure Your Sessions

iep cheat sheet form on laptop

I’ve talked before about caseload management and data collection with Google sheets and other digital organization tips, but here is a new trick using Google forms to create docs! Let’s use those technology tools to free our minds up for more important things! Today’s guest post comes to us from Candace Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP, an […]

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For SLPs

How-To Paperwork Hack: Let Google Forms Do the Work For You!

So, what’s work life balance all about, anyway? What’s work life balance? Work-life balance is the idea that healthy individuals should set boundaries on work so they can live a full life. It’s about making time for activities outside of work, like families, hobbies, and other pursuits. It’s about managing stress and feeling renewed. Supposedly, […]

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Musings, SLP Personal Development, Uncategorized

What’s Work Life Balance and Where Can I Get Some?

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden