One of my biggest mistakes as a newer SLP was equating “comprehension” with “text”, or at least longer chunks of language including stories, articles, and paragraphs of information. But, after reading a few very insightful research articles about the importance of sentence-level work in speech therapy sessions, I changed things up. And it’s made a […]

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Comprehension, Sentence + Question Formulation, Sentence Combining, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

Don’t Skip Over Sentences in Speech Therapy

Complex sentence comprehension requires significant cognitive and working memory resources. Imagine sentence comprehension as the understanding of several smaller parts of a sentence. For example, in the sentence “The white fish swam toward a bigger black fish to try and scare it away.”, you have to understand many pieces of information in order to understand […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

Sentence Comprehension and Working Memory Skills

If you’re like most SLPs, you are in need of some pronouns speech therapy activities! Pronouns are actually the #2 most common grammar target amongst elementary school SLPs, so it’s a pretty common need. Children start using pronouns at 3-4 years of age. They don’t perfect them then, though. It isn’t until 3rd grade that […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Pronoun Activities: Time to Go Beyond He and She!

Teaching past tense is just one of the many tasks that come our way in language therapy. Kids with developmental language disorders frequently struggle to correctly produce regular and irregular past tense verbs. Time for a little speech therapy intervention to the rescue! Teaching Irregular vs. Regular Past Tense Verbs Basics As always, it’s important […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Teaching Past Tense Verbs With Super Easy Digital Materials!

For many students on my caseload, question formulation, or putting words in the correct order when asking questions, is an incredibly difficult skill. I saw this difficulty across students with social skill goals, AAC goals, and syntax goals. A few months ago, I wanted to encourage one of my social skills kiddos to ask a […]

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AAC, Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Question Formulation Maps

My other sentence formulation packets have been a hit, and I love them as well! Here is another that can be used year round with it’s fun monster theme! The packet is obviously intended for kids who need help creating sentences… but it can also be used to open dialogue about perspective taking and silly […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Mighty Monster Sentence Formulation

This is a great packet for the girls on your caseload who need work on sentence formulation and WH- questions! Can also be used to open dialogue about perspective taking and silly vs realistic sentences using the Reflect! cards (see below). Check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here! To Play: Mix and […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Beautiful Ballerina Sentences for Sentence Formulation

This packet is just like one of my best sellers: my Superhero Sentence Formulation packet! It has a fun Halloween theme and targets sentence formulation/creation. Check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here!! The concept is easy! There are cards included for each part of a sentence. Have your children use the cards […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Syntax

Haunted Halloween Sentences for Sentence Formulation

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden