Middle school (and high school) speech therapy activities can be hard to find, but I’ve got you! Middle school has a mixed reputation. I know some SLPs are intimidated by teenage attitudes, or aren’t sure what to work on once the basics have been covered. Some of these middle schoolers and high schoolers have been […]

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Materials, Middle School

Middle School Speech Therapy Activities: 10 Best Picks

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

Are your students working on main idea strategies? Are you wondering how to teach main idea? Check out my 32 simple, no-prep non-fiction stories specially designed to teach main idea concepts, with an additional 50 stories included in my expansion pack. You’ll love these main idea worksheets! Comprehension: Address Foundational Skills Before we work on […]

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Language, Middle School

Surefire Strategies that Actually Teach Main Idea And Comprehension

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

sample page for high frequency words for speech therapy

There are SO MANY ways to target articulation (and language!!) that don’t involve our artic kids finding words from text passages or just “focusing on their sounds” during other, unrelated activities. ⁣My favorite words for speech sound or articulation therapy are high frequency, and they can be found everywhere, all the time! New Research on […]

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Articulation, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Best Advice for High Frequency Words in Speech Therapy

Teaching /r/ can be tricky! If you’re looking for some quick /r/ articulation lists, check out my systematic, super functional high-frequency /r/ packet! This resource will help you target words your students actually use like “really” and “are” instead of random, noun-based targets like “rooster” or “monster”. It includes printables to target R in isolation, […]

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Articulation, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Tools and Techniques for Eliciting /R/ in Articulation Therapy

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

This past school year, I realized that my students fit into one of the following categories. The category that they fall in usually indicates what behavior management style I use with them. After this insight, I’ve really enjoyed modifying the reward systems I had in place, as well as the behavior management systems I used! […]

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Elementary School, For SLPs, Middle School

SLP Insight: My Four Behavior Management Profiles

I love working with middle schoolers! When you understand how to work with this group, I know you can find it as rewarding as I do. You just gotta come prepared with some strategies for behavior management specifically made for this group. Once, I recorded a few of my sessions (this is a great way […]

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Middle School, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Top 10 Phrases I Use In Middle School for Behavior Management

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

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden