January Therapy

Happy New Year!  I'm back with a roundup of all the fun activities we will be using in therapy this month! 
This game is brand new and makes planning mixed groups so easy!  I have several games just like it for different holidays/seasons and a few more in the works. I print a bunch of gameboards (front to back) and laminate them. You can use any small objects to cover the squares.  I found these mini-snowflakes in the dollar section of Target. 

Another fun game for mixed speech groups.  I have several paper bag games like these for different seasons/holidays.  My 2nd-5th graders usually enjoy these the most! The best part about paper bag games is that you play during therapy and then send home for home practice! 

I combined my articulation and language snow globes into one file this year.  Under the cotton balls are speech and language targets. All grade levels enjoy making their snowglobe, just stock up on cotton balls and glue!

This file has a wide variety of materials to practice basic concepts such as naming objects, identify objects, following directions, 3-step sequencing, and labeling.  We use the playdough mats all through Winter. 

Mini-Eraser Speech
This is a new activity this year to incorporate my growing collection of mini-erasers!  There's just something about mini-erasers that keep my kids engaged. I also like that these gameboards are half-pages to save paper.  

New Year's Eve No Prep
Each of my no-prep seasonal files has a comprehension passage with questions that I use for a variety of skills besides the obvious, answering WH- questions. They also contain great vocabulary cards to spark conversation and increase vocabulary skills. 

These packets contain ELA and Math pages.  I focus on the ELA pages in speech therapy but the math pages are so fun too!

These are fun to make each year for my Pre-K through 1st graders.  They don't quite understand the concept of a "resolution" but it gives them tons of practice with their articulation skills! A blank hat is also included to use with kids working on language skills or for kids who just want to make a hat. 

This file is great for the middle grades, 2nd-4th.  It has non-fiction and fiction passages with vocabulary cards and comprehension questions. 

Another great file for mixed-language and articulation groups. This picture is before we dotted the pictures.  Anytime the dot markers come out my kids get excited!

I love this file for Pre-K and Kindergarten as well as my younger students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

We are always trying to get as many trials as possible during articulation therapy and this easy print and go activity definitely delivers.  Sometimes I let my kids dot the snowmen and sometimes they chose to color them in. 

Before I go, don't miss out on my FREE file to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr! You can download it for FREE by clicking the picture below. 
I hope that has given you some new ideas for therapy in January! 

December Speech Therapy

It's been about a year since I dusted off this blog but I had an idea and here I am! I always love seeing what other teachers or therapists are using with their students and I thought others may enjoy this too.  So, I wanted to share what we have been using in my speech room this month.  My hope is to keep this going each month throughout 2020 (we'll see!).  I am a very visual person so here's a very visual breakdown of our December therapy activities! Many of the activities are set up for mixed groups as that is what I typically see in therapy groups. Also, my caseload includes pre-K through 5th grade students who are mostly working on articulation, language, and pragmatic skills. You can click on any of the pictures below to find the file for each activity.  

This is a super easy activity that we use with the bingo daubers. 

This is a fun craftivity to use with mixed groups.  Underneath the cotton balls are pictures, questions or speech therapy targets that students must complete before covering. 

I was going to skip this activity this year but a bunch of my kids from last year asked for it again so we made lights to string up in the speech room!

This is a new game that we played this year.  I found the mini-reindeer erasers at Dollar Tree. It has been such a hit with my students that I have similar gameboards planned for the upcoming months too. 

Paper bag games are also a favorite of my kiddos.  I have many different versions for each month/theme of the school year so you'll see these often in my therapy sessions. Inside the bag are cards specific to each student with their speech or language targets.  The best part of this activity is that after you play in therapy it's ready to send home for home practice. 

During the last week of school, I will make these with my groups.  Another great activity to get lots of speech or language targets and then send home for home practice. 

Each of my monthly no-prep printables now includes vocabulary and a comprehension story that we use in therapy.  They also include ELA and Math printables, perfect for 2nd graders! 

This file was created for use when I see my lower level students working on basic language skills such as naming, identifying, requesting, etc.  Simple but engaging activities that pair well with the monthly theme!

This week I am also prepping my FREE winter break speech and language calendars to send home too!  

That's a review of our December therapy activities, I'll be back in January with a review of new activities after the new year! 

Movie Rental Gift Tag

Hi everyone! This blog has become quite dusty in the last few years!  I am just popping in to share a new holiday gift tag idea.  I can't take credit for the idea (I found many versions on Pinterest) But, I had posted a picture of the tag I made on instagram and since so many asked for a printable version, here it is!  All you need for this gift is to purchase a few RedBox codes, print the tag and attach it to a bag of popcorn! You can download the file by clicking on any of the pictures below. Hope you're surviving those long weeks leading up to the holiday break!

Food and Drinks Playdough Mat!

Hi friends!  It's been a while, if you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I really haven't gone anywhere.  I've just been super busy with working and raising two little boys, you know all that life stuff.  I am popping in today to share a new FREEBIE!  

I'm still working as a school-based speech-language pathologist and one of my kiddo's favorite activities is Peekaboo Barn.  It is an app that I have on my iPad and I use THIS playdough mat to go along with it.  Well, I've played it so many times I decided it was time for a change.  So, I downloaded Peekaboo Fridge and a new playdough mat was made!  All clip art used on the mat is from my favorite, Kate Hadfield Designs!

You can download the mat for yourself by clicking on the image below!  I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine do!

And if you don't have the farm animals version you can download it by clicking on the image below!

Fire Safety Freebie

Hi friends, well the beginning of the year got the best of me and I have been SUPER busy.  Just wanted to pop in to share a little freebie I put together for Fire Safety month!  I hope you can use it, you can click on any of the pictures below to download.  Hope your year is off to a great start!

Speech Sound Brochures

I am so excited about these.  I often hand out my Speech Sound Handouts to take home for practice but then I find that I need a little bit of a reinforcer a few weeks later.  So, these will be perfect.  They are filled with tons of information for parents and practice for kiddos! Check them out!

I have been crazy busy working on back to school things in my store!  If you haven't been in a while head over and check it out, there are a ton of updates to older files as well!

More Updates

I can officially say ALL my math centers, games and activities are updated!  Be sure to re-download if you own any of these packets! : )