Vocabulary sheet using real pictures for speech therapy

Are you a fan of using real picture scenes for speech therapy? I love them so much that I have a whole BUNDLE of amazing Real Pictures products, featuring photographs to target narratives, inferencing and predicting, WH questions, vocabulary, describing and grammar! Photographs are an amazing way to encourage lots of expressive language in our […]

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

Beautiful, Concrete, & Effective: Using REAL PICTURES in Your Materials

Is there anything more beautiful and versatile in speech therapy than a good narrative? Everyone loves a good story! Narratives, or connected sequences of events or stories, are the language of the classroom and academics, especially in the younger grades. They can entertain and inform. Narratives are also the backbone of every good social exchange. […]

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Language, Therapy Ideas

Narrative Intervention: The Complete Guide from Basics to Complex Language

Are you looking for ways for teaching emotions to your clients? Check out my Emotional Awareness worksheets with structured high-quality activity sheets targeting 20 different emotions, what they look like, and how they make us feel in our bodies. What is emotional awareness? Basically, it is the need to understand your own emotions and feelings. […]

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AAC, Language, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Emotions: More Than Just “Happy” and “Sad”!

language sample analysis charts

Language sample analysis is really critical when initially evaluating and even monitoring progress, but they can be tedious and slow! If you read my previous post, you are going to love this update (12/2021) with even more helpful tips!!   I’ve got info on how to quickly get language samples through using hacks on Microsoft […]

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Elementary School, Freebies, Language, Materials, Musings, Therapy Ideas

Language Sample Analysis in 4 Easy Steps

There are a few different ways to tackle your speech therapy lesson plan strategy – from the detailed lesson plans we created back in grad school (remember spending hours of prep time on one session for one kid???) to the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants no plan that creeps out, especially during busy paperwork times of the year. As […]

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Language, Therapy Ideas

Ultimate 4 Week Speech Therapy Lesson Plan Routine

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

Simple Tips for Executive Functioning Skills in Therapy

For the past couple of years, I’ve really loved printing various visual supports 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! This hack helps me keep my therapy material organization simple and organized for each student. I’ve gotten a […]

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

Printing Speech Therapy Visuals on Post It Notes

In speech therapy, I work primarily with students in 5th and 6th grade, many needing to work on compare and contrast skills. 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 […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Compare and Contrast Skills in Speech & Language Therapy

beginning middle and end word sorts for story grammar elements

Story grammar elements are a universal need for students with language impairments! You’re in the right place if you want to learn: Quick run-down of story grammar basics A brief summary of the research and evidence My 8-step process to really help my students master story grammar elements in narratives! Those of you who’ve been […]

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

8 Easy Steps to Teach Story Grammar Elements in Narratives

Superfight the game has been a big addition to my secondary speech therapy for middle schoolers. 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 […]

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Language, Materials, Middle School, Reviews

Using SuperFight the Game in Speech and Language Therapy

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

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden