A few weeks ago, I recorded a few of my sessions. I noticed that I said many of the same phrases over and over. After more thought, I decided to start writing down some of my most used phrases, especially ones related to behavior management. They are below, with a short commentary on some examples […]

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Middle School, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Top 10 Phrases I Use In Middle School for Behavior Management

This is a fabulous guest blog post by Lisa Erwin of My Speech Tools. “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, so why not in speech therapy?  It makes perfect […]

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Social Skills

Using Pixar Shorts in Social Groups

There are so many amazing products on TpT, but it can get overwhelming trying to find the best of the best. I’ve compiled the best products from a variety of categories and link to all of them below. Hopefully this helps narrow down your cart or helps give you some ideas of new products to […]

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AAC, Articulation, Elementary School, Grammar, Language, Materials, Middle School, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Best of SLPs on TpT – 2017 Edition

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 be put in a group strictly working on social skills. I’ve had this difficulty forever and finally came up with a printable to help: Social […]

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Materials, Social Skills

Social Skill Visuals

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 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, Sight Word Bingo, and a […]

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Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Social Skill Generalization – At Recess, Lunch and More!

Social communication isn't exactly what a lot of educators think it is, and it's a skill that reaches more kids and takes more time to develop than many educators want to admit. This post outlines the top 10 social language myths and what their corresponding truths are so that you can become a more effective speech-language therapist.

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

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 idea worked like a charm! I recently redid the graphics on this product, and added some new […]

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Materials, Social Skills

Conversation Cell Phones

I feel like I’m always targeting 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 to […]

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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

     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. Once I saw it, I knew I’d have to share 🙂   Everyday Speech had an amazing reaction to their social […]

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Reviews, Social Skills

Everyday Speech Social Skills Videos – Review & Giveaway

   Size of the problem is something I definitely target in some way each week! I typically teach size of the problem using the following hierarchy: 1) Big vs small problems 2) Small, medium, or big problems 3) Five levels of problems I move onto the next level once the child can sort problems into […]

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Materials, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Describing and Solving Problems: Emotional Regulation Activities

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden