Fall and Football in speech therapy is such a fun time for me. Do you incorporate football? Read on to see how I use some great books and games in my speech room...and grab a freebie for yours! Do you remember making paper footballs when you were younger? It seems like all little boys love making these. They are super easy and fast to make. (perfect sequencing activity...first, next, then, … [Read more...] about Football Fun In Speech Therapy
Hey SLPs, let’s talk back to school shopping. NOT for the kids...for us! Why should kids have all the fun getting new supplies? I went shopping for some shiny new things to help me get excited about back to school. *No affiliate links, just my personal favorites. Read on to see what I found...download a #BTS FREEBIE, and enter my GIVEAWAY!! So, I’m lucky to work at the same school as my … [Read more...] about Back to School Ideas for SLPs
Have you heard about Brag Tags for Speech Therapy? Maybe you have seen classroom teachers using them and wondered how you could use them in your speech room. I LOVE Brag tags in speech. Let me tell you why! Download a FREE set below! Last year I was SO, SO tired of having a treasure box with dollar store toys and candy. I was tired of the complaints that I didn’t have the right candy or the … [Read more...] about Brag Tags For Speech Therapy
School’s out and I’m catching up on some great summer reading to refresh my SLP brain! Now, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a good beach read, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite books for a little Professional Development! Book suggestions for SLPs: Make sure to download the list below! Don't let some of these suggestions turn you away. I like reading books that are outside my … [Read more...] about Professional Reading For The SLP
Read Across America is always a great time to incorporate new books. Here are a few fun ways you can incorporate some Seuss fun too... I have SO MANY great ideas on my Seuss! Pinterest board here. I will be making 2 snacks for my therapy room this week: One is a “Wacky Wednesday” snack. It is super easy! It’s a mix of pretzels, M&Ms, animal crackers, marshmallows, peanuts, … [Read more...] about Celebrating Read Across America in Speech Therapy
Football Theme in Speech Therapy We have fun celebrating the "BIG GAME" every February with a football theme in speech. I love Peyton Manning - former quarterback for the Colts and Broncos! I went to the University of Tennessee at the same time he was our quarterback, so we’re like BFFs…he just doesn’t know it. Anyway, I made this fun Lap Book the year he played in the Super Bowl and I update it … [Read more...] about The “Big Game” Football Theme in Speech Therapy
Do you ever want a handout to give teachers on red flags they can be looking for? Want something for Better Hearing and Speech Month? I recently presented information to my elementary school staff regarding red flags for expressive and receptive language delays teachers should be on the look out for. I asked my fellow speech therapist-blogger friends what their red flags would be. I compiled … [Read more...] about Top 10 Red Flags For Language Delays
New Year’s goals. Do you set them? I do. I’m a list-maker, so I like seeing what I need to accomplish in writing…and I L O V E checking things OFF the list. Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” To me, there is no better verse to help me set goals in the main areas of my life. Wisdom - I often like to think of a professional goal. I want to be … [Read more...] about New Year’s Goals In Speech Therapy
Who’s enjoying a great fall? I’m back to share 2 more books I will be using in my speech room this week and next. There is also a link to a freebie and craft ideas! Amazon Affiliate Links included Sharing the Bread: an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Z. Miller and Jill McElmurry. A sweet, rhythmic book. Maybe a book you wouldn't normally pick out, but it has exceptional … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Week in Speech Therapy!
What fall books are you reading in your speech rooms? So many themed books to enrich your therapy sessions. Scarecrows, tractors, apples, turkeys.... so many more. Read on to get some book ideas and a freebie to download. If you are familiar with the Otis the Tractor books, you will not be disappointed with the fifth in the series, Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long. I like to refer to him … [Read more...] about Fall Books in Speech Therapy: Otis and the Scarecrow FREEBIE included!
I love incorporating books in my themed speech therapy activities. Bats. Just the thought of them creep people out. I would be one of those people. Read on to get ideas on incorporating vocabulary and figurative language in your speech therapy sessions. I find students are intrigued with bats and love learning about these neat creatures. Often lower elementary teachers do bat units and … [Read more...] about Fall Books for Speech Therapy: BATS!
Fall books to use in Speech Therapy What books do you pull out for the fall? Picture books about leaves changing color and falling to the ground are plentiful. I use Leaf Man, Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, The Golden Acorn, and The Fox and the Falling Leaves and thought I'd share how I use them. Seasonal books offer opportunities to target goals with themed vocabulary content. This post contains my … [Read more...] about Using Fall Books In Speech Therapy
Back to school picture books are a wonderful start to any school year. Reading them helps prepare kids and offers the opportunity to talk about things kids may have anxiety about. They are also an excellent opportunity to build vocabulary with some brilliant words in the simplest of books. If you are just joining me, see my first and second posts in the back-to-school picture books to build … [Read more...] about Picture Book Vocabulary -Strategy: Integration From Prior Knowledge
I'm back with the second round of back-to-school picture books as a powerful strategy for increasing vocabulary. I hope you enjoyed the first of the series here and downloaded the freebie here. This week we will look at another reading strategy and more great words. Strategy this week: Providing a Synonym As you are reading a book and come across a new word, a word your students may not know, or … [Read more...] about Back to School Picture Books to Build Vocabulary: 2nd edition
The Frenzied SLPs are excited to announce new discussions, twice a month, designed to help you share your ideas and become #SLPStrong! This week, we are talking about The Best Thing I Learned This Summer! Thank you SLP Runner! Ah…the Cinderella movie. Did you see it earlier this summer? I took my 2 boys (they may or may not have liked it). Who wouldn’t want to get all fancied up by a … [Read more...] about What Cinderella Taught Me This Summer
Hi Y'all! Welcome to my new blog. I'm so excited, but if I'm being honest...a little nervous too. I've been writing a blog in my head for years, and now I'm taking a leap of faith and sharing it all with you! Thanks for stopping by. I was born and raised in Tennessee. I love all things southern...nothing better than sweet tea and the SEC! You will find me cheering GoVOLS on Saturdays in the … [Read more...] about Oh me gee! I started a blog!