Speech Therapy Plans for July
Summer speech therapy is often my favorite. I’m able to be a bit more flexible with scheduling and the activities we do. My students are out of the school routine, so I have to be a little creative in my speech therapy plans! July is a fun time to bring in a patriotic theme for a few weeks.
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July Speech Plans week 1:
Let’s get patriotic in speech! I love the book, Sweet Land of Liberty by Callista Gingrich. It is so well written! For my articulation students we play the new July 4th Quick-Play articulation game. Kids never turn down a fun dice game and I love that it is print and go! I always emphasize writing during the summer and so this week we will be writing “How to celebrate America” This is a great creative writing opportunity and I love helping kids improve their expressive language skills. We also will continue to work each week in their summer journal writing. They bring it to therapy each week for us to read over and discuss their progress.
July Speech Therapy Plans week 2:
The beautifully illustrated book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters by Barack Obama is a favorite. Get kids inspired by our amazing country. I’m all about a craft activity if it is FUNctional. Download the Star and Flag craft activity and pair it with the Battle Style Dice and Dot resource and you have a challenging resource that you can also use to display on your bulletin board! With the summer journal writing, choose a new goal to have your students work on as they continue developing their writing skills.
July Speech Therapy Plans week 3:
Continuing a patriotic theme, my students are obsessed with the Build-A-Face activities and they have so much fun with the Uncle Sam Build-A-Face activity. I love that it’s print and go. Kids can create a fun face and take the sheet home to practice their words more.
July Speech Therapy Plans week 4:
ICE CREAM week! Have fun discussing your favorite flavors (mine is dulce de leche btw), have a sampling party of different flavors, build sundaes, compare/contrast toppings and mix-ins! Read the book, Splat The Cat: I Scream For Ice Cream – it has phenomenal vocabulary and perfect for all my /s-blend/ kids! Print off the pages for Ice Cream Dice and Dot for Speech & Language – great for mixed groups! Get these ice cream scented dot markers for added fun! Even the scents bring out some great language opportunities!
July Speech Therapy Plans week 5:
SHARK WEEK! Oh how kids are fascinated with sharks – me included! My own family loves watching the Discovery Channel this week on t.v. Do you? Download this fun, engaging Shark Popper Companion activity! My students love competing to knock down the surfboard targets. Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks book is a fun Cat In The Hat book filled with fun facts!
I hope you have gotten a few ideas for July Speech Therapy themed activities! What are your favorite things to do? Comment below then make sure to download this free lesson plan template!