Are you brave enough to give a spider theme a try in your speech therapy? Have you noticed that so many speech therapy theme ideas revolve around holidays and seasons? It’s easy to understand why – holidays are fun for kids and seasons can be functional. But, not all of our kids celebrate all the […]

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Terror or Terrific: A Spider Theme for Speech Therapy

You can’t lose with a fun dinosaur theme unit in your speech therapy! How is it that kids can learn those long, technical names of dinosaurs, even those kids with speech and language impairments? That’s the power of special interests – and we can use it for our benefit! There are so many advantages to […]

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A Roaring Good Dinosaur Theme: Worksheets, Activities, and More!

Your students can channel their inner astronaut with a fun outer space theme speech therapy unit! There are so many benefits to using themed units in speech therapy, including greatly reducing prep time! Yes, that’s right, themes can mean less prep time, not more! If you follow a routine with your speech therapy lesson plans, […]

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An Outer Space Theme for Out of this World Fun!

Sometimes I get tired of seeing the same old themes over and over, which is why I love using a volcano theme in my speech therapy! Kids of all ages love volcanoes and they lend themselves to fun extension activities for that all important student buy-in! There are so many benefits to using themed units […]

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Exciting Volcano Makes a Fresh Speech Therapy Theme!

A weather theme might be a no-brainer for preschool, but it is actually great for kids of all ages! I’ve met lots of kids who love vehicles or animals, but a surprising number of kids are really into a weather theme too! Weather is a super functional topic! It’s basically the #1 small talk topic […]

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Easy Weather Theme Inspiration: Not Just For Preschool!

A construction theme is so much fun in the speech therapy room! Kids love trucks, building, and everything construction! One of my favorite benefits of speech therapy themes is that they make data collection easier! When therapy follows a pattern, you’re taking more consistent data and you’re measuring what you actually want to measure! My […]

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Building Fun with a Construction Theme in Speech Therapy

A squirrel theme is perfect, not only for preschool, but for most of our kids on up through middle school grades! Who doesn’t love squirrels? They’re cute and live in many of our backyards, making them relatable to many of our students. One of my favorite benefits of speech therapy themes is that they help […]

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Go Nuts! Awesome Squirrel Theme for Preschool and Up

Familiar animals and their sounds: what’s not to love about a farm theme with your preschool and even older speech therapy clients? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love speech therapy themes! We can work on our goals without a theme of course, but just a little something different freshens up […]

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Ultimate Farm Theme Fun for Preschool through Secondary

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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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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“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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Ultimate Guide to Common Core & Speech Therapy

early describing and categories for speech therapy

Why do we work on categories in speech therapy? Describing? Attributes? How do we target categories and describing in speech therapy? What are some good measurable goals to track progress? I’m glad you asked! Why We Work on Categories in Speech Therapy   There are two ways to describe how we learn vocabulary, or semantics.¬†Fast […]

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Categories, Describing, & More: The Why’s and How’s in Speech Therapy

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