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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!…

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…

Low Cost Adult Therapy Materials Online

With productivity demands increasing and materials budgets decreasing, the web has become a fabulous tool for therapists to access and create what once was a closet full of resources for just a few dollars. Raise your hand if you like…

What can Speech Therapy do for my Patient?

“All you do is help them talk or change their diets to that mush!” Have you ever heard those words come out of the mouth of a nurse or doctor? How much time do you have in your 95% productive…

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