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

When I found out about this app, I could not have been more excited to try it out with my students. I had two groups in mind right away because we’ve been using the Social Detective vocabulary and the Should I or Shouldn’t I? game for a while now. I’ve slowly been trying to build […]

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Reviews, Social Skills

Social Detective Intermediate App Review

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

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

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

Social Skills Visuals

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

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

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

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden