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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…

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…

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…

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!…

Free Halloween Speech Therapy Activities

In our early childhood center, we have a campus wide goal to improve the fine motor skills of our young students. Fine motor activities specifically benefit students in their handwriting and drawing abilities. Speech is the finest of the fine….

Motivating Preschoolers in Speech Therapy

Keeping preschoolers engaged for an entire speech therapy session can be challenging! Having spent many years in the adolescent and young adult school setting followed by geriatric, my initial impression of the early childhood population was unintelligible and unmanageable! I…

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

Do you celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day in your speech therapy room? It is something that I have just gotten into the last couple of years. My students absolutely love it so I will admit that I love it…

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