If you need visuals, prompts, and examples to target yes and no questions for speech therapy, make sure to check out my Basic Conversation Visuals and Scripts for Speech Therapy! It contains 3 levels of conversation practice with great visuals to guide your students to success! Read on for more information about how and why […]

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AAC, Social Skills

Make it Personal: Yes and No Questions for Speech Therapy

Social skills generalization is critically important, especially if you notice that your lessons on social skills aren't translating to the lunchroom and the playground for your students. Learn more about how to make social skills instruction active in real time and applicable for your students.

This is a fabulous guest blog post about social skills generalization by: Sher DeGenova MA CCC-SLP When I first started teaching social skills generalization 10 years ago, I followed in the footsteps of many special education staff before me and focused on game-playing.  My students learned the rules of Headbanz, Pirate Talk, Snail Pace Race, […]

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Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Social Skills Generalization – At Recess, Lunch and More!

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

pixar shorts for social groups

This is a fabulous guest blog post by Lisa Erwin of My Speech Tools all about using Pixar shorts for social emotional learning! “All they do in speech is play games.” Have you heard that comment before? Well, sometimes we watch movies too!  Movie clips and short films are frequently used to supplement learning in the classroom, […]

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Social Skills

Using Pixar Shorts for Social Emotional Learning

social skills visuals

Social skills visuals are vital for teaching conversation skills! Check out my 24 visual focus sheets to promote and develop pragmatic language abilities and self-reflection! This school year, I’m lucky enough to have 2 social groups. However, due to the reality of scheduling, not all of my students working on social skills were able to […]

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Materials, Social Skills

18 Perfect Social Skills Visuals

10 social communication language myths

I am Heidi Britz from SmartmouthSLP, and I’m so happy to be here today!  I want to thank Shannon at Speechy Musings for this opportunity to guest blog on a topic that I love, social language. Over the past ten years, I have learned so much about the concepts of social language, and more specifically […]

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Social Skills

Top 10 Social Communication Myths

When you’re working on conversation skills in speech therapy, it can be hard to keep things natural. There’s nothing better than finding that “just right” motivating topic to target your students goals! When I came up with the idea of conversation cell phones! Cell phones are very motivating for some of my students and this […]

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Materials, Social Skills

Conversation Cell Phones for Speech Therapy

describing emotions worksheet

I feel like I’m always targeting identifying emotions, especially related to overall perspective taking skills. I wanted a way that targeted explaining HOW they knew how somebody was feeling, not just making a random guess. I also wanted my kiddos to apply their understanding to basic social scenarios and apply their new knowledge of emotions […]

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Materials, Social Skills

Identifying Emotions Packet

At the clinic where I work, I spend A LOT of time working on social skills! I lead social groups and work with kiddos working on pragmatic skills 1:1. I’m constantly on the hunt for great materials and programs to target social skills, especially ones that I can use with a variety of ages and […]

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Materials, Reviews, Social Skills

Color My Conversation – Review & Giveaway

187 pages later… my latest product is finally finished! And I’m pretty excited about it. It uses 5 real-life pictures of different community helpers (farmer, mail carrier, police officer, doctor, & teacher) and TONS of worksheets that go along with each. If you want to see a video of the assembled product, click here! I […]

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Materials, Social Skills

Picture This! Community Helpers – Language Worksheets Using Real Pictures

Recently I was fortunate enough to check out the Everyday Speech Social skills videos and provide my honest review! Anybody love video modeling for your students, especially when targeting social skills? I sure do, but find it difficult to find appropriate videos! Everyday Speech has got it covered, and it’s really an amazing solution I […]

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Reviews, Social Skills

Everyday Speech Social Skills Videos – Review & Giveaway

Do you have students on your caseload that have trouble determining how big or small their problems are? They might get very upset when they are told no or lose in a game? Or constantly over-react to small issues? Then check out my Describing and Solving Problems: Emotional Regulation Activities packet. I’ve done all the […]

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Materials, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Describing and Solving Problems: Emotional Regulation Activities

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