If you need visuals, prompts, and examples to target yes and no questions for speech therapy, make sure to check out my Basic Conversation Visuals and Scripts for Speech Therapy! It contains 3 levels of conversation practice with great visuals to guide your students to success! Read on for more information about how and why […]

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AAC, Social Skills

Make it Personal: Yes and No Questions for Speech Therapy

It’s articulation assessment time! In the schools, it’s not just about the errors, but about how those sound errors are impacting the student in the classroom. Standardized Articulation Assessment I always give the GFTA-3 even though our eligibility is based more on overall intelligibility and impact anyways. I find that it’s nice to use something […]

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The Quick Guide to My Articulation Assessment Process

As SLPs, we don’t have a lot of time to create a lesson plan for speech therapy sessions. In grad school, you might have spent hours planning for a one hour session with one student. Maybe you even had to write up your detailed plans, with several back-up ideas ready for the easily bored child. […]

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Organization, Therapy Ideas

Lesson Plan for Speech Therapy: My SIMPLE Process

Teaching past tense is just one of the many tasks that come our way in language therapy. Kids with developmental language disorders frequently struggle to correctly produce regular and irregular past tense verbs. Time for a little speech therapy intervention to the rescue! Teaching Irregular vs. Regular Past Tense Verbs Basics As always, it’s important […]

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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Past Tense Verbs With Super Easy Digital Materials!

Any speech-language pathologist who has been in the profession for a few years or more can share stories of SLP burnout. Feelings of burnout can be due to a variety of factors that often need to be addressed before you can start to thrive at work. I believe true work-life balance isn’t possible in all […]

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For SLPs, SLP Thrive

Top 5 Ways to Overcome SLP Burnout

What are spatial concepts? Spatial concepts, or spatial relationships, describe an object’s location, important concepts for speech therapy. In grammar-land, we call these words prepositions. Examples include: over under next to between in out Students with language impairments may struggle with understanding spatial concepts, both receptively and expressively. Kids who don’t understand these concepts will […]

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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Spatial Concepts: Hands On Games, Activities, Worksheets, and More!

Are you in need of some quick wh questions worksheets for short stories with visual cues? Then you need my Answering WH Questions From Short Text for Speech Therapy packet, featuring 60 short stories (30 non-fiction, 30 narrative) with prompts for who, what, when, where, why, and how questions! Questions are leveled so you can […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

WH Questions Worksheets For Simple, Direct Teaching

Idiom Definition for Kids As always, when providing idiom intervention for kids, make sure to start with explicit and clear instruction. For a quick review on what an idiom is, just remember that “idiom” is an expression or common saying that has its own meaning. Idioms are a type of figurative language, which is the […]

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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Piece of Cake!: Best Idiom Intervention for Kids

Are you ready for 70 printable or digital describing pictures for speech therapy with real pictures? Check out my One Sheet Real Picture Describing for Speech Therapy packet! Enjoy no-brainer speech therapy with high quality photographs (perfect for color printing, digital materials, and teletherapy), plus helpful visuals to maximize your students’ success. Not ready to […]

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Language, Materials

Must Have Describing Pictures, Visuals, Worksheets And More!

A month or so ago, I saw a post on Instagram from Jordyn Carroll (jrc_theslp) where she talked about the need for more SLPs to discuss what we’re paid in our salary. I agreed and decided to dig through the archives and share my exact salaries for the first 5 years I was an SLP. […]

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For SLPs

My SLP Salaries – Here’s what I really made my first 5 years as an SLP…

Today’s guest post “How To Become a Speech Pathologist” is written by Candace Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP, who experienced going back to school at 30+ years old with a family. She is currently a school SLP working with elementary-aged students. Thanks for joining us, Candace! How To Become a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in 6 Easy Steps […]

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Graduate School, Graduate School Applications

How To Become a Speech Pathologist

Need quick therapy materials targeting affixes or root words? Then you need my Prefix and Suffix Activities for Speech Therapy – Morphological Awareness packet! With over 200 clean, well-designed worksheets, targeting 50 prefixes and suffixes, you’ll get an entire year’s worth of therapy! Read on for more information about why we target affixes, plus goal […]

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Elementary School, Materials, Middle School

Time-Saving Ways to Target Affixes in Therapy

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden