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What’s Outside My Door: January

Last month, I talked about the wonderful idea that my friend the reading specialist gave me to put things outside my speech room door for the teachers to use while their students are waiting in line for the bathroom. This…

Cognitive Activity using Peg Board for Speech Therapy in SNF

As a SLP, I work PRN providing speech therapy for a company that contracts into nursing homes/SNFs. Our patient caseload is heavily weighted for cognitive therapy specifically memory, problem solving, sequencing, and attention. These qualities are ALL necessary for a…

Twas the last week of Speech: Day Three

It’s the last week of speech before Christmas break and today was the day to just have a ball (ornament pun)… So we got out the iPad once again and got busy talking about Santa’s Hair with this  language companion…

‘Twas the last week of Speech: Day Two

Counting down! Four more days to Christmas Break… Today I decided to get technologically coooool. After all, kids LOVE technology. I just rarely find time to really get it into my therapy sessions. After downloading this Christmas Attributes Freebie by Kim…

These are a few of my favorite things….at the SNF

We all have our favorite, go-to items whether at home or at work. These things are familiar and usually are something you have used a lot. Something that is reliable and flexible. I have some therapy materials that are that…

The Canoe

My wonderful principal ordered a new and unique toy for our campus… “The Canoe”.  Amazon has a GREAT price on it right now (affiliate link):      Lucky for me, it made it’s debut in The Speech Room! The Pea…

Teaching basic WH questions

HOW do I teach WHAT questions? When working with my Head Start and PreK students, I have found that it is easier to use photos, pictures, gestures, objects, basically anything that may get their attention and help them remember the…

The Old Lady Who Swallows Everything in Sight!

The kids loved last week’s unit on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It was slightly morbid but…hey! it got their attention.  This week I decided to resurrect The old Lady and read There Was An Old…

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