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

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

Articulation News is one of my newest products, and believe it or not, it's a perfect fit for both articulation and language students. This resource of chockfull of worksheets and games that will reach your students in a variety of ways and help them find success in learning and practicing speech and language skills.

If you’re looking for articulation carryover activities, you’ve come to the right place! One of my first products on Teachers Pay Teachers was Articulation Menus, a fun way to generalize articulation skills and incorporate language skills – perfect for mixed groups. I used that resource all of the time until I decided I needed something […]

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Articulation, Language, Materials

Read All About It!: Articulation Carryover Activities!

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden