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, Therapy Ideas

Best Advice for High Frequency Words in Speech Therapy

Teaching /r/ can be tricky! If you’re looking for some quick /r/ articulation lists, check out my systematic, super functional high-frequency /r/ packet! This resource will help you target words your students actually use like “really” and “are” instead of random, noun-based targets like “rooster” or “monster”. It includes printables to target R in isolation, […]

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Articulation, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Tools and Techniques for Eliciting /R/ in Articulation Therapy

WH questions in speech therapy come up a lot! 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 levels. […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

5 Activities to Work on WH Questions in Speech Therapy

Wordless picture books are one of the most versatile and useful tools that you can have in your speech and language therapy room! Check out my top 10 list!

In case you don’t know, wordless picture books are one of the most versatile, useful materials you can have for speech therapy! I’ve worked in 3 different settings since graduation. This has turned me into a material hoarder as there are very few materials that are appropriate for all of the children I’ve worked with! […]

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Elementary School, Grammar, Language, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Best Wordless Picture Books for Speech and Language 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!

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden