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A Take Home Language Activity About Community Helpers

My students are learning about community helpers and occupations in their Pre K and Kindergarten classrooms. I am always looking for better ways to correlate their speech and language IEPs with their curriculum objectives. I like using these (FREE!) no prep…

The School Speech Language Pathologist: A Book Review

For those of us who provide services in the educational setting, it’s almost time to return to school! If you are like me, every year is a new opportunity to not only challenge yourself with new and exciting therapy techniques…

Printable Handout for Teaching Speech Sounds

As a parent or teacher you might have a child who you KNOW says a sound incorrectly but no matter how many times you SHOW them how to say something, it just isn’t getting through. As a SLP, I take…

How YOU Can Do Language Therapy At Home!

Whether your child has been identified as having a language disorder or you would just like ways to help your child further improve their language skills, this post is for you. You have stuff in your home and in your…

Developing and Improving Language Skills on the Playground

Are you aware that language skills are a HUGE predictor of reading and writing abilities in the classroom? The Super Duper Company has identified some critical areas that poor language skills will impact in the classroom: • understanding oral directions. • vocabulary…

Teaching Vocabulary One Recess at a Time

It’s Spring in our Early Childhood Center so this round of vocabulary instruction was focused completely on gardening equipment. The week began with The Persistent Principal introducing the word RAKE. She brought in her rake to school one morning. It…

Teaching Vocabulary and Remembering it! Globes and Maps

On Monday, I walked in to the building and there stood the Persistent Principal, smiling ear to ear, holding a GLOBE! The kids were huddled around her throwing questions at her. She was pointing out the land versus the water…

What’s Outside My Door: April

April Showers, right? Not so in Ms Gardenia’s Speech Room! We have had TOO much rain and SO many cloudy days here. It was a sunny day the day I decided to decorate my interactive language wall for SPRING!  …

Teaching Vocabulary One Morning at a Time

After several administrations of our standardized, grade wide, computerized reading test, our literacy specialist, the “Reading Radical”, noticed a large majority of kids were missing several of the same vocabulary words. One of those words was “quilt”. She rallied us…

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