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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…

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…

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…

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….

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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