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Patriotic Flag Snack: Free Visual Recipe

This week, I am working PRN at the SNF in speech therapy, covering for a full time therapist who definitely deserved a vacation! Now that I am a full time school based SLP, I try to help out my fellow…

Experiencing Language at Home With Muffins

A couple of years ago, the principal on my early childhood campus decided to intentionally make learning rich, developmentally appropriate vocabulary and language a part of every morning as students came into school. You can read all about this process…

What’s Free on TpT: Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. In my speech therapy room, I take this opportunity to pre-teach vocabulary related to spring and recycling during the month of April. We read Our Great Earth by Francis X. Murphy….

Spring Preschool Vocabulary: Insects

With Spring’s arrival, Winter activities are put away and the next file cabinet is opened in my speech therapy room. I try to keep up with the themes of our prekindergarten and kindergarten teams. If possible, I pre-teach the vocabulary…

Polar Bear Activities in Speech Therapy

In a post-holiday therapy slump? One way to fight the winter blues of cloudy days and indoor recess is to pull out unique activities and games for speech therapy! There is an entire month between Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Why…

Functional Therapy Activities: Wrapping Presents

One way to improve productivity in the SNF is to plan one activity for an entire day and modify it to meet your patients’ specific needs. Type up a template for the activity and copy, paste and edit it based…

Speech Snacks: Santa’s Cookies

Using functional communication in speech therapy is something I strive for with my students who have severe and profound communication deficits. I have started doing speech therapy once a week during the regularly scheduled “snack time” in my Life Skills…

Using Word Associations in Speech Therapy

Word associations have been used in speech therapy for ages. We use them in word finding activities, as semantic prompts when a patient has difficulty answering questions, to increase vocabulary, as a memory strategy, and much more! These word association…

Christmas Themed Breath Support Activities

Patients who suffer from COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, dysarthria and other conditions that result in the use of supplemental oxygen often end up in a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization. While working with physical therapy and occupational therapy, their…

Halloween Costume Ideas for the SLP

Looking for ideas to dress up for Halloween? This post is packed with Speech Therapy themed costumes that are easy and fun to make! Meredith Avren “The Peachie Speechie” and her intern Juliet dressed up as these adorable Speech Bananas!…

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