I am starting a new adventure friends, I am officially entering uncharted territory and am out of my comfort zone. I have so much to learn this year and am excited/nervous to get started. I am talking about my new job as a speech-language pathologist! I will not be working in the school system next year but I will still be working with children. So, when I was thinking of what materials I am going to need the first thing that came to mind was articulation cards. Articulation therapy is what most people think of when they think of speech-language pathologists and a lot of the kiddos I work with will be working on correcting their articulation skills (for example a kiddo could say "tup" for "cup").
Instead of spending a lot of money that I don't have buying pre-made articulation cards I decided to make them and spend the next days (maybe weeks…) printing, laminating and cutting them out! As I run the 128723 laminating pouch through my tiny home laminator (what I wouldn't give for the school laminator right about now) I keep telling myself this is saving me money. : ) I know most of you who read the blog (if there are any of you left, sorry about my hiatus this past year but being pregnant and having a baby took a lot more out of me than I expected) are teachers but there is a high chance you have one or more kiddos with articulation disorders in your classroom and maybe I'll pick up some SLP readers along the way??
So, I am forging ahead with speech related posts, I totally understand if this is not your cup of tea but I do hope you stick with me and pop by every now and then. I haven't ruled out educational materials as many are adaptable for speech too and I have a ton of teacher friends that request materials so ya never know when I'll mix in something that is classroom related too.
The past few weeks I have created packs of articulation cards and finally got them posted to TPT last night. Here are some previews of what I am working with.
All packs offer a total of 20 phonemes with 30 cards per phoneme (10 cards in each position; initial, medial and final). The only exception is the R blends cards, they are all in the initial position but there are still 30 cards. I have also grouped them all into a bundle pack so you can save even more money and get all 150 cards for only $10. Now I know there is a lot of prep work involved (trust me, I haven't even started cutting!) but you can save hundreds by going this route. You can click on this picture for the bundle pack!
Here are a few pictures of the printed versions and my workspace for the day : )
I have a few more articulation resources in the works that just need the eye of my editor (my sweet husband) before they will be posted, more to come!