Middle school (and high school) speech therapy activities can be hard to find, but I’ve got you! Middle school has a mixed reputation. I know some SLPs are intimidated by teenage attitudes, or aren’t sure what to work on once the basics have been covered. Some of these middle schoolers and high schoolers have been […]

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Materials, Middle School

Middle School Speech Therapy Activities: 10 Best Picks

Are you ready for 70 printable or digital describing pictures for speech therapy with real pictures? Check out my One Sheet Real Picture Describing for Speech Therapy packet! Enjoy no-brainer speech therapy with high quality photographs (perfect for color printing, digital materials, and teletherapy), plus helpful visuals to maximize your students’ success. Not ready to […]

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Language, Materials

Must Have Describing Pictures, Visuals, Worksheets And More!

A month or so ago, I saw a post on Instagram from Jordyn Carroll (jrc_theslp) where she talked about the need for more SLPs to discuss what we’re paid in our salary. I agreed and decided to dig through the archives and share my exact salaries for the first 5 years I was an SLP. […]

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For SLPs

My SLP Salaries – Here’s what I really made my first 5 years as an SLP…

Need quick therapy materials targeting affixes or root words? Then you need my Prefix and Suffix Activities for Speech Therapy – Morphological Awareness packet! With over 200 clean, well-designed worksheets, targeting 50 prefixes and suffixes, you’ll get an entire year’s worth of therapy! Read on for more information about why we target affixes, plus goal […]

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Elementary School, Materials, Middle School

Time-Saving Ways to Target Affixes in Therapy

In need of some quick research-based syntax speech therapy materials? Check out my Systematic Sentence Combining to target syntax with no-prep, printable worksheets (or no-print for digital learning and teletherapy!). Methodically move through sentence combining, conjunctions, adverbial clauses, relative clauses, compound sentences, complex sentences, and embedded details with over 200 worksheets covering 5 levels of […]

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Materials

One of a Kind Tools to Teach Sentence Combining

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

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

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

Simple Tips for Executive Functioning Skills in Therapy

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

Superfight the game has been a big addition to my secondary speech therapy for middle schoolers. Oh middle school… There is so much distrust at this age, especially at the beginning of the school year. So many of my students don’t want to come, get embarrassed, or are just “over” speech by this age. I […]

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Language, Materials, Middle School, Reviews

Using SuperFight the Game in Speech and Language Therapy

Ready for 100 no-prep, printable vocabulary worksheets, featuring vocabulary words targeting a variety of age-appropriate, functional, academically relevant words? Check out my Upper Level Vocabulary Strategies: Worksheets + Assessment for Speech Therapy! (Or for all ages, my Vocabulary Worksheets for Speech Therapy: One Sheet, Digital, Uses Real Pictures). Working in a middle school, many of […]

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Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Upper Level Vocabulary Strategies in Speech Therapy

Do you have questions about working in speech therapy for middle school students? This past school year I switched to working full-time for a new, wonderful district. The position they offered me was full-time in a middle school. I did not want to work in a middle school, but really wanted to work in this […]

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For SLPs, Middle School

Working In Speech Therapy For Middle School: Pros and Cons

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden