A cooking theme is perfect for all your students, from preschoolers to adults working on life skills! You know I love to use themes in my sessions because it makes them fun for the kids and easy for me, plus so many other benefits of speech therapy themes! I find I can follow the same […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Let’s Get Cooking!: Theme For Preschoolers Through High Schoolers!

When we think about an All About Me theme, we might first think about preschool classrooms, but really, anytime we get a new student, it’s important to learn about them! We want our students to know that we care about them, so we have to get to know them first! There are lots of materials […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

“All About Me” Theme: A Fresh Look at a Classic

common core standards to align to iep goals

What is common core and does it matter to school-based SLPs? Read on for more information about standards and supporting materials that can help make it all a lot easier for you! What is the Common Core? The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of grade specific skills and concepts designed to align […]

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Materials

Ultimate Guide to Common Core & Speech Therapy

supplies for speech therapy crafts

Younger children (think preschool through 2nd or 3rd grade) love speech therapy crafts! After all, hands-on activities are super engaging for wiggly young learners. For my older students, I definitely believe in focused and targeted practice, then generalizing to classroom materials. But younger kids learn through play – play is school for them! If you’re […]

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Elementary School, Therapy Ideas

Quick and Easy Speech Therapy Crafts Are Effective and Fun!

When I first started out as an SLP, I will admit I used to reeeally overthink AAC goals. Now, I tend to use a few favorite resources and often go back to my favorite goal structure again and again. So, I thought I’d share those resources and my favorite goal structure with you all today! […]

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AAC

Write Simple and SMART AAC Goals Like a Pro!

Have you been hearing a lot about echolalia, gestalt language processing, Natural Language Acquisition, or scripting lately? I’ve gotten a bunch of questions in my inbox in the past few weeks and love talking about this topic… so I thought I’d share some thoughts and resources with you all today! I can’t wait! First things […]

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Therapy Ideas

The Best Resources for Gestalt Language Processing

You read all about how I used the the push-in model for speech therapy services, but feel like there are too many barriers in your way? I was lucky enough to work in a school with built-in infrastructure to make it all happen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen at your school […]

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Musings

3 Excuses For Not Pushing-In (and Why You Can Do It!)

Push-in speech therapy, classroom-based intervention, or inclusion – whatever you call it, I love it and want you to love it just as much as I do! It saves me time and money, but most importantly, it helps me identify my students’ real struggles and provide them with the support they really need to succeed […]

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Therapy Ideas

How To Do Push In Speech Therapy

I’m not really targeting text structure… should I be? Reading comprehension strategies are essential for our students! Language impairments affect our students’ abilities to understand and answer reading comprehension questions. How can we give them the skills to succeed in school? We can read a passage and ask comprehension questions all day long, basically drilling […]

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Language

The Best Reading Comprehension Strategies – Text Structures!

If you’re looking for spring speech therapy activities, you’ve come to the right place! My Spring Speech Therapy Lesson Plans product was designed to be everything you need for speech therapy! This theme based packet includes fun books, crafts, and activities to target all of your speech and language goals! Activities for Speech Therapy Sometimes […]

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Elementary School

All the Spring Speech Therapy Activities You Need!

What Does Pushing In Even Mean? Push-in speech therapy is a collaborative classroom-based service delivery model. Basically, instead of pulling kids out of class to come to another location (like a speech room or maybe even in the hallway), the SLP is going into the classroom to work with the kids in their natural environment. […]

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Musings

Why You Should Give Push-in Therapy a Chance

The speech therapy R sound – there’s just no one right answer for everyone! If this tricky sound is dRiving you cRazy, I have just a few tips and reminders to help you and your students (If you’re too busy to read this entire post, scroll down to the last section that includes my top […]

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Articulation, Therapy Ideas

/r/ you ready for moRe?: My Top 5 Tips

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden