Monthly Archives: February 2015

Teaching with chapter books in speech therapy

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Is it possible to incorporate chapter books into speech/language therapy?  I have had this on my mind for a long time.  Chapter books are rich with opportunities to teach vocabulary, language concepts, figurative language expressions, and conversation topics.  They often have … Continue reading

Dr. Opposite

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Opposites for you, Opposites for me! I’m starting to prep my room for the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. His stories are so useful in my therapy room because of all the language concepts embedded into them. I like starting … Continue reading

Colors & Animals & Bears, Oh My!

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This week with my functional communication groups we will be using the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” story boards to work on the concepts of colors & animals.  Communication targets emphasize requesting, choice making, sorting, labeling, and identifying.  There is kind … Continue reading

Supporting communication in the cafeteria

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Communication happens everywhere.  Even in a noisy and crowded elementary school cafeteria.  Last week I was in a meeting where the team was brainstorming ways to make one of my students more successful in this environment.  When you combine the … Continue reading

TPT in the Carolinas

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  Last night I met up with some other bloggers in the area.  We shared our experiences, tips, and ideas. I love being involved in passionate discussions with other educators! We probably couldn’t have planned this if we tried, but … Continue reading

More fun using “The Mitten”

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I have been able to use “The Mitten” comprehensively across all of my groups this year.  I wanted to share a few more activities that my students have been enjoying!  The versatility of children’s literature is one reason why I love … Continue reading

Teaching with articulation sound cues

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Many of my articulation students are now in the repetitive phase of practicing their speech sounds.    However, I have a group of kindergarten students that all need explicit instruction from the very beginning of the hierarchy.    We have … Continue reading