Deep Dive: Using Love Monster in Speech Therapy – Episode 40


We’re diving deep into Valentine’s Day books you can use with your students during your speech therapy sessions that focus on their goals and have sweet, kind, and loving messages. One of our favorite books is Love Monster by Rachel Bright, which not only has a great theme but key concepts that you can work on with your students. So, in today’s episode, we’re doing a deep dive into Love Monster and showcasing the relevant speech and language goals you could use.

You know by now that in order to work on specific goals with your students, the books you choose need to have key concepts that you can focus on. Therefore, in this deep dive into Love Monster, we provide you with specific reasons why we’re pulling Love Monster off the shelf and using it in our speech therapy sessions. We highlight the theme/message, a targeted grammar concept, the importance of illustrations, and how to utilize SEL with this book. There’s so much more to Love Monster than what meets the eye, which holds true in more ways than one. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Reasons why we’re pulling Love Monster off the shelf to use during our speech therapy sessions
  • Which key concepts in the book help students work on their speech and language goals
  • How the illustrations are a visual connection and complement the words on the page
  • A bonus activity you can use with your students regarding the book’s theme and message about who you are on the inside

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