I shared out a summer reading list last year and it was a hit so I thought I’d share my list for this summer! This summer’s list is a bit longer as I have more trips planned (which being honest, is the only time I can sit for hours and read!). If you’re really perceptive, […]

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For SLPs

SLP Summer Reading List – 2019

I recently released an entire line of no-prep articulation worksheets. The thing that differentiated these worksheets from other resources already out there is that they utilize high frequency words, or words that we say frequently day to day. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on using high frequency words in articulation therapy as well as […]

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Articulation, Elementary School, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Using High Frequency Words in Articulation Therapy

For the past couple of years, I’ve really loved printing various visuals for my therapy sessions onto Post It notes. They’re great because I can stick them in student notebooks, directly onto assignments, and they’re disposable! I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how I do it so I thought I’d share a short tutorial […]

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Elementary School, For SLPs, Language, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Printing Speech Therapy Visuals on Post It Notes

This is a guest blog post, written by Kelly Hoover. Kelly Hoover is an educational therapist and professional development director for Ascend SMARTER Intervention, a structured literacy curriculum designed to close the gap for struggling or dyslexic readers. Did you know that our brains are not wired to read!? There are specific areas of the […]

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Therapy Ideas

Why Literacy Development is More Complicated Than You Thought!

Did you know that there are 300,000 items in the average American home?! That stat is absolutely wild to me. I don’t even want to know the average number of items in a speech room. Minimizing will help you thrive because the less stuff you have, the less time you’ll spend cleaning, organizing, looking for […]

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Decluttering Checklist Freebie

People are losing their ability to focus due to the distraction heavy culture we live in today. In the past decade or so, I’ve learned a ton about productivity. I’ve almost gotten obsessed with it at times due to necessity. While getting my undergrad degree, I worked nearly full time for several years. Then, in […]

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For SLPs, SLP Personal Development, Uncategorized

Productivity Tips and Tricks for SLPs

Lately, there seems to be an influx of online tools directed towards SLPs. It can be hard to decide what is worth paying for or not so I thought I’d share my thoughts on my all-time favorites. I pay for these all out of pocket and have found them all to be worth the cost. […]

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For SLPs, SLP Thrive

The Best Online Tools for SLPs

Since transferring to working with older students in the schools, I’ve spent a ton of time working with students that use AAC systems including iPad apps, dedicated devices, picture symbols, core boards, and PODD books! Year after year, I kept wishing there was an easier way to implement AAC, especially in the schools. As a […]

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AAC, Therapy Ideas

5 Steps for AAC Implementation with a FREE Printable

I’m always in need of quick, grab and go materials! I made this one for the beginning of the school year for my mixed language and social groups. It worked incredibly well and was SO easy to prep (aka just print it) sooo I thought I’d share it with all of you! To play, just […]

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Freebies, Therapy Ideas

Two Truths and a Lie – With a FREE Printable!

I recently realized that I’ve never officially shared about my file folder bins that I use to store my all-time favorite materials for speech and language therapy. I recently made myself some editable labels to match them and it got me excited about these bins all over again! First things first, I bought everything on […]

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File Folder Bins for Organizing Speech Therapy Activities

Note: This blog post was adapted from content I share out in my SLP Thrive email series. It’s free to sign up and you’ll get an email every Sunday (for an entire year!) all about strategies I use to truly thrive at work! I share paperwork tips, job hacks, work-life balance tips, mindset shifts, and […]

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SLP Personal Development, SLP Thrive

Musings on Passion, Dream Jobs, and Realistic Expectations

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recently took a 2 week trip to South Africa. It was incredible! Since, I’ve gotten so many messages asking for trip info so I thought I’d share everything here. I planned the trip myself and we tried to find a perfect balance between doing […]

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My Trip to South Africa

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden