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

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

I work primarily with students in 5th and 6th grade. By this age, most of my students can compare and contrast when given items like dog/cat or house/apartment. However, most of them still demonstrate functional difficulty using these skills in the classroom. Working with older students makes you realize that being able to do a […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Compare and Contrast Skills in Speech & Language Therapy

Those of you who’ve been around here for a while know that I’ve switched jobs/settings quite a few times, working in an outpatient setting, a preschool, an elementary school, a high school, and now I’m full time in a middle school (and love it!!). One skills I’ve targeted at all of those settings and levels […]

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

Teaching Story Grammar Parts in Narratives

Oh middle school… There is so much distrust at this age, especially at the beginning of the school year. So many of my students don’t want to come, get embarrassed, or are just “over” speech by this age. I don’t give out prizes or use tons of sticker or reward charts at this age either. […]

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Language, Materials, Middle School, Reviews

Using SuperFight in Speech and Language Therapy

I’ve switched around jobs a couple of times since graduation. I’ve worked with a variety of ages and levels, however I always seem to be targeting object function in one way or another.  All of my students do better, learn faster, and grasp concepts more thoroughly when I use visuals. I wanted to share a […]

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Elementary School, Language, Middle School

Teaching Object Function with Visuals

I’m always on the hunt for no-prep, easy games that target a variety of skills. I feel like I come up with these games all of the time and wrote a goal to try and share more of them on the blog. All you need for this game is paper! A bonus would be a […]

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Language, Middle School

Less and Less – A No-Prep Game to Target Describing Skills

The longer I’m in this field, the more I realize I just love complete curriculums and their addition to my arsenal of “tools”. I love how they are consistent for my students year to year and provide such a complete way to target a skill. Braidy the Storybraid is one of the most useful tools you […]

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Elementary School, Language, Reviews

Braidy the StoryBraid® Kit – A Review

There are so many amazing products on TpT, but it can get overwhelming trying to find the best of the best. I’ve compiled the best products from a variety of categories and link to all of them below. Hopefully this helps narrow down your cart or helps give you some ideas of new products to […]

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AAC, Articulation, Elementary School, Grammar, Language, Materials, Middle School, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Best of SLPs on TpT – 2017 Edition

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

Best Wordless Picture Books for Speech and Language Therapy

Clue Catcher is the perfect app to add to your therapy room device next. It allows you to really hone in on context clues and to practice this skill in-depth. Read how it works in this post!

There are some apps you get and immediately think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” and Clue Catcher is one of those apps. Clue Catcher teaches your students how to use context to understand unfamiliar or difficult vocabulary words. I love the app for many reasons but the biggest one is that it actually teaches […]

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Language, Middle School

Clue Catcher: App Review

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students need language therapy just as much--if not more than--our other speech and language kiddos. This guest post shares a few tips for ways to customize your language therapy for these students so that they can succeed.

Hi, everyone! My name is Greta Abbott, and I am a school SLP in Georgia. I’m starting my 4th year as an SLP, and I have been blessed to have many diverse caseloads already! Today I want to give you some ideas and tips for increasing language skills of pre-K and elementary-age students who are […]

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Birth to 3, Elementary School, Language, Therapy Ideas, Uncategorized

Language Therapy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden