Tis the season to be...culturally sensitive. Holidays are fun, exciting and great themes for therapy; unless of course, you have students don’t celebrate holidays.Read More
Winter is fast approaching, and there are great activities you can do to bring the winter wonder into your speech therapy plans.Read More
Cue the smell of hot chocolate, burning wood, and apple pie. Winter is coming! And with the start of a new season comes the start of a whole new onslaught of books and therapy materials.Read More
Incorporating AAC is important because we want our students or clients to be able to express themselves across a variety of contexts.Read More
For many of our students, Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year. A time where children get to choose a character they’ve looked up to, dream about all of the candy they will collect, and engage in many of the fall-themed activities.Read More
Pumpkins, old ladies, and turkeys, oh my! Fall is full of fun activities for you to bring into your speech therapy room. I love to put away my games and card decks and pull out a seasonal book. I’ve found that using books can be just as engaging to my students and books are great for mixed therapy groups. Hint: if you don’t own a copy of the book you want to use, you can almost always find a read aloud on YouTube or borrow it from your local or school library.Read More
It’s March. Trees are growing their leaves back, flowers are starting to poke out from the ground, and the wind no longer whips the breath out of your lungs as you walk from your trailer to the main school building. The most important part of March, though, is not making sure all your IEPs are finished, but making sure your St. Patrick’s Day activities are fresh and ready to go for therapy.Read More
As winter approaches and the cold weather limits our activities we need to be creative and come up with some indoor activities. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from having fun with your classrooms! There are plenty of fun, festive activities your students will love. Here are a few of my favorites you can use with multiple age and skill levels!Read More
Halloween is one of the most universally celebrated holidays in the United States today. Each year, children pour over costume ideas, dream about the treats they'll collect and enjoy fun, fall-themed activities at school and at businesses and organizations throughout the area. But Halloween isn't easy for every child. Children with food allergies and feeding issues struggle with treats they cannot enjoy. Children with anxiety battle fears and worries connected with sometimes too-spooky events. Children with social skills or communication issues may not have the ability to say "trick-or-treat!" or "thank you." Still others may struggle with finding a costume that fits with a wheelchair or mobility device.
This resource guide offers tips and additional information to help our families and the surrounding communities create a more inclusive Halloween.
By now your students are halfway through the summer, enjoying their freedom with pool parties, popsicles, and sunshine. With less than a month left before school begins again, it’s important to continue providing natural learning opportunities to incorporate language skills and growth. July 4th is, in my opinion, one of the best national holidays and just so happens to be a great day to focus on a variety of language skills. Traditional Fourth of July activities includes a ton of interactive activities such as BBQ parties, fireworks, parades, and picnics. Below are some ideas to incorporate articulation, receptive, and expressive language skills for a variety of age groups:Read More