Monthly Archives: January 2014

Memory strategies & Visual cues

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This is a topic near and dear to my heart.  When I first started out, my CF supervisor observed that I was setting up my therapy with opportunity for drill and practice of each goal (even there she helped show … Continue reading

100th day of school

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Wait, what?  The 100th day of school is just around the corner.  That seems unreal!  My room is next to a kindergarten class and each morning I hear them counting the days they have been in school.  My ears perked … Continue reading

Speech/Language fun with “The Mitten”

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Due to the holiday and a teacher workday, I have had to condense therapy into a shortened time span this week.  I adore the illustrations in Jan Brett’s “The Mitten” so I definitely wanted to include it in my rotation … Continue reading

Visual support in speech/language therapy

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Visual support is a portion of every one of my therapy sessions.  As SLPs, we use it to teach articulation, language, and communication skills.  For some students, it is a critical component as they rely on picture exchange for their … Continue reading

Winter Olympics – Speech/Language style

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I absolutely love the Olympics!  I get sucked into the stories about the athletes, the competition, and the dramatic flair.  The combination of pure athletic talent, competitive spirit, and constant devotion to training is impressive!  And let’s not forget some … Continue reading

Inspiration

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Everyone can use a little inspiration to get them through the day and to make each day more worthwhile.  We all like to hear stories about perseverance, hope, and courage.  I find that my students and their parents are often … Continue reading

Making materials on a budget

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It’s a new year and we always seem to refocus ourselves to budgets and fitness at this time of year.  I’m always aware of how much I am printing, especially when it comes to color ink. Those beautiful, engaging, charming … Continue reading

Snowman choice board

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If you are anything like me,  you guys also stalk the TPT and TN freebie list and saw this adorable snowman glyph posted today by Andrea M.  It’s already had over 16,000 downloads–WOW!! One of my struggles is always how … Continue reading

It’s a cold 2014! The Cold Lady Swallowed Snow companion pack

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Our first week back was a strange one without the routine and structure that I crave.  Due to the frigid 8 degree morning temperatures we had a few 2 hour delay school days.  Yes, you read that correctly…no snow, no … Continue reading