Today’s topic is all about speech sound therapy! I’m going to share how I structure my therapy, stay organized, and think about service delivery for students who are working on targeted speech sounds or phonological processes. Below are my top 5 tips: Drill, drill, drill. I often ask myself, “What activity would make drill fun for this […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Speech Sound Therapy: Get Organized and Structure Your Sessions

As SLPs, we don’t have a lot of time to create a lesson plan for speech therapy sessions. In grad school, you might have spent hours planning for a one hour session with one student. Maybe you even had to write up your detailed plans, with several back-up ideas ready for the easily bored child. […]

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Organization, Therapy Ideas

Lesson Plan for Speech Therapy: My SIMPLE Process

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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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Past Tense Verbs With Super Easy Digital Materials!

What are spatial concepts? Spatial concepts, or spatial relationships, describe an object’s location, important concepts for speech therapy. In grammar-land, we call these words prepositions. Examples include: over under next to between in out Students with language impairments may struggle with understanding spatial concepts, both receptively and expressively. Kids who don’t understand these concepts will […]

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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Spatial Concepts: Hands On Games, Activities, Worksheets, and More!

Are you in need of some quick wh questions worksheets for short stories with visual cues? Then you need my Answering WH Questions From Short Text for Speech Therapy packet, featuring 60 short stories (30 non-fiction, 30 narrative) with prompts for who, what, when, where, why, and how questions! Questions are leveled so you can […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

WH Questions Worksheets For Simple, Direct Teaching

Idiom Definition for Kids As always, when providing idiom intervention for kids, make sure to start with explicit and clear instruction. For a quick review on what an idiom is, just remember that “idiom” is an expression or common saying that has its own meaning. Idioms are a type of figurative language, which is the […]

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Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Piece of Cake!: Best Idiom Intervention for Kids

Speech therapy themes are a perfect way to streamline your therapy lesson plans. In case you’re having a hard time coming up with therapy ideas lately, I’ve got your back. I have 7 complete thematic units (plus more coming in the future) to target 12+ language skills! Why Use Themes in Speech Therapy? Have you […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Target 12+ Language Skills with the Ultimate Theme Toolkit

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

Is there anything more beautiful and versatile in speech therapy than a good narrative? Everyone loves a good story! Narratives, or connected sequences of events or stories, are the language of the classroom and academics, especially in the younger grades. They can entertain and inform. Narratives are also the backbone of every good social exchange. […]

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Language, Therapy Ideas

Narrative Intervention: The Complete Guide from Basics to Complex Language

Are you looking for ways for teaching emotions to your clients? Check out my Emotional Awareness worksheets with structured high-quality activity sheets targeting 20 different emotions, what they look like, and how they make us feel in our bodies. What is emotional awareness? Basically, it is the need to understand your own emotions and feelings. […]

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AAC, Language, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Emotions: More Than Just “Happy” and “Sad”!

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

percent grammatical utterance chart for language sample analysis

Language sample analysis is really critical when initially evaluating and even monitoring progress, but they can be tedious and slow! If you read my previous post, you are going to love this update (12/2021) with even more helpful tips!!   I’ve got info on how to quickly get language samples through using hacks on Microsoft […]

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Elementary School, Freebies, Language, Materials, Musings, Therapy Ideas

Language Sample Analysis in 4 Easy Steps

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden