WH questions come up a lot in pediatric language therapy! They’re really functional and seem to be easily noticed as a weakness by teachers and parents. I wanted to share a few thoughts when targeting WH questions as well as a few of my favorite resources for targeting WH questions at a variety of language […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

5 Activities to Work on WH Questions in Speech Therapy

I wanted to take a step back from my usually speech/language blog posts to chat about something I love very much: fonts. 😂 For the past 8+ years, I’ve spent a significant amount of my time designing and developing printable resources for SLPs. In that time, I’ve learned a ton and have developed an opinion […]

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For SLPs

Why Fonts Matter: Choosing Accessible Fonts in Speech Therapy Resources

Just a note before we get into it. This is a guest blog post from Amy, another SLP! You can find Amy’s SLP Facebook page here. WOW – It’s almost December of what is surely the most unusual (I’ll refrain from using 2020’s most overused word unprec…) year of our SLP careers. Maybe you are […]

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Organization

SLP Organization Ideas for Virtual Therapy

I want to start by saying that I sincerely hope this doesn’t make you feel overwhelmed. Instead, realize that real life SLP organization (at least for me!) is messy, involves many different systems, and likely changes a bit year to year. This is okay and this is normal. You’ll likely never set up something that […]

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Organization

How I Organize My Speech Therapy Materials

I realized quickly after starting as an SLP that language skills and executive functioning skills are incredibly intertwined. Since then, I’ve purchased several books, attended countless webinars, and tried tons of strategies with my students.  After lots of trial and error, I’ve found a few strategies to be effective and simple enough to teach to […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Tips for Supporting Executive Functioning Skills in Speech Therapy

While most research and discussion of AAC implementation skips straight to modeling, I like to start at the most basic skill of all: access. Access means that an AAC system needs to be with the student and accessible AT ALL TIMES. I don’t want to minimize the difficulty of access. For some of our students, […]

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AAC, Therapy Ideas

Tips for Keeping AAC Devices Out and Used!

One question I get frequently when I talk about AAC implementation is where SLPs can find high quality, low tech AAC boards. I’ve been sharing these links over and over in emails to other SLPs and thought I’d compile them all in one place to make it super easy to find what you’re looking for. […]

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AAC, For SLPs

Where to Find FREE Core Vocabulary, Low Tech AAC Boards

This blog posts was written by Stephen Groner. He’s an SLP and a person who stutters. He has an amazing website (and Instagram page!) filled with tons of tips for SLPs who work with students who stutter! If you haven’t checked out his website before, I’d recommend that you start with this post. It’s amazing. […]

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For SLPs, Therapy Ideas

Top 3 Mistakes SLPs Make With Students Who Stutter

If you’re a long time reader or follow me on Instagram, you might know that I just recently returned from an SLP trip to Ghana. I love travel and was thrilled to have the opportunity to combine this love with my love for speech-language pathology. I traveled with Smiles for Speech and the trip visited […]

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For SLPs, Musings

Volunteering Abroad as an SLP

I’ve been home for exactly a week since returning from my volunteer trip to Ghana. I wanted to share a day by day summary of the trip while everything was still fresh in case you’re curious or are interested in learning more about the experience of an SLP volunteering abroad. I went on a 10 […]

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For SLPs, Musings

My Trip To Ghana: A Trip Summary

One of my biggest job “hacks” for saving time is cutting down on time spent doing paperwork. When I learned to cut the time I spent writing IEPs and progress notes in half, my job satisfaction increased significantly… probably because I wasn’t working at home as much! When writing IEPs, sometimes I’d write something and […]

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Freebies, SLP Thrive

Make Your Own Speech Therapy IEP Cheat Sheet

I asked other SLPs on Instagram how they make the best use of their summer! Combined with things I’ve tried and their responses, I gathered a list of 10 ideas for your summer bucket list! Travel! Go somewhere new, even if it’s camping somewhere nearby for a weekend. Prep larger therapy activities. If you’ve been […]

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For SLPs, SLP Personal Development

10 Ideas for Your Summer Bucket List – for SLPs

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden