WH questions come up a lot in pediatric language therapy! They’re really functional and seem to be easily noticed as a weakness by teachers and parents. I wanted to share a few thoughts when targeting WH questions as well as a few of my favorite resources for targeting WH questions at a variety of language […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

5 Activities to Work on WH Questions in Speech Therapy

I realized quickly after starting as an SLP that language skills and executive functioning skills are incredibly intertwined. Since then, I’ve purchased several books, attended countless webinars, and tried tons of strategies with my students.  After lots of trial and error, I’ve found a few strategies to be effective and simple enough to teach to […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Tips for Supporting Executive Functioning Skills in Speech Therapy

While most research and discussion of AAC implementation skips straight to modeling, I like to start at the most basic skill of all: access. Access means that an AAC system needs to be with the student and accessible AT ALL TIMES. I don’t want to minimize the difficulty of access. For some of our students, […]

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AAC, Therapy Ideas

Tips for Keeping AAC Devices Out and Used!

This blog posts was written by Stephen Groner. He’s an SLP and a person who stutters. He has an amazing website (and Instagram page!) filled with tons of tips for SLPs who work with students who stutter! If you haven’t checked out his website before, I’d recommend that you start with this post. It’s amazing. […]

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For SLPs, Therapy Ideas

Top 3 Mistakes SLPs Make With Students Who Stutter

I recently released an entire line of no-prep articulation worksheets. The thing that differentiated these worksheets from other resources already out there is that they utilize high frequency words, or words that we say frequently day to day. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on using high frequency words in articulation therapy as well as […]

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Articulation, Elementary School, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Using High Frequency Words in Articulation Therapy

For the past couple of years, I’ve really loved printing various visuals for my therapy sessions onto Post It notes. They’re great because I can stick them in student notebooks, directly onto assignments, and they’re disposable! I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how I do it so I thought I’d share a short tutorial […]

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Elementary School, For SLPs, Language, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Printing Speech Therapy Visuals on Post It Notes

This is a guest blog post, written by Kelly Hoover. Kelly Hoover is an educational therapist and professional development director for Ascend SMARTER Intervention, a structured literacy curriculum designed to close the gap for struggling or dyslexic readers. Did you know that our brains are not wired to read!? There are specific areas of the […]

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Therapy Ideas

Why Literacy Development is More Complicated Than You Thought!

Since transferring to working with older students in the schools, I’ve spent a ton of time working with students that use AAC systems including iPad apps, dedicated devices, picture symbols, core boards, and PODD books! Year after year, I kept wishing there was an easier way to implement AAC, especially in the schools. As a […]

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AAC, Therapy Ideas

5 Steps for AAC Implementation with a FREE Printable

I’m always in need of quick, grab and go materials! I made this one for the beginning of the school year for my mixed language and social groups. It worked incredibly well and was SO easy to prep (aka just print it) sooo I thought I’d share it with all of you! To play, just […]

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Freebies, Therapy Ideas

Two Truths and a Lie – With a FREE Printable!

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

I work primarily with students in 5th and 6th grade. By this age, most of my students can compare and contrast when given items like dog/cat or house/apartment. However, most of them still demonstrate functional difficulty using these skills in the classroom. Working with older students makes you realize that being able to do a […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Compare and Contrast Skills in Speech & Language Therapy

Those of you who’ve been around here for a while know that I’ve switched jobs/settings quite a few times, working in an outpatient setting, a preschool, an elementary school, a high school, and now I’m full time in a middle school (and love it!!). One skills I’ve targeted at all of those settings and levels […]

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Elementary School, Language, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Story Grammar Parts in Narratives

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden