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Using Laughter in Adult Group Speech Therapy Sessions

What if laughter is in fact, the best medicine? Laughter has many benefits including creating a social connection between two people, the brain’s release of powerful endorphins which can reduce pain and discomfort, improved oxygen and blood flow and relaxed…

Why Self Care Isn’t Enough

I took a poll on my Instagram this week, asking what everyone’s favorite self care activity would be. Some said working out, pedicures, facials, sleeping, or a glass of wine. I think I’m more of a cup of coffee and…

Reminisce helps memory in therapy with elderly geriatric patients

Reminisce Therapy Activity

Reminisce is an activity that involves remembering and retelling past memories and events from a person’s life, often added to using materials from a particular time. Research supports psychosocial interventions and cognitive stimulation therapy such as reminisce as a way…

Using Rhymes and Fingerplay to Increase Language Skills

Using fingerplays, rhymes and chants in speech therapy are a great way to target specific language and motor skills that young students with language impairments may be missing. These activities are great for building vocabulary as children learn language, learning…

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…

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