Organized SLP

Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 4

You've gotten through the hard parts of setting up a thematic unit for speech therapy out of the way. Now, comes the easy part! I like to add supplemental activities to my sessions. Quick little 5 minute activities that can be used at the end of a session. Soemtimes, they are seen as a reward.… Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 4

Hands On Therapy Activities

Cheap Fun Frog Ideas for Speech Therapy

A couple of weeks ago we talked about frogs in speech therapy.  I had already written up my theme review at the time I came up with these cute little ideas.  So I decided to write a separate short post about the cheap frog fun I found at the Dollar Tree!  That means you can… Continue reading Cheap Fun Frog Ideas for Speech Therapy

Organized SLP

Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 3

You have your theme picked out and your books are ready for speech therapy...Now what? Easy!  Review your clients' goals.  If you have a large caseload (ahem...school based SLPs!), this could take a little bit of time.  If you are in private practice or home health, it may not take you as long.  Make notes… Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 3

Organized SLP

Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 2

Now that you've chosen a theme, you need to start preparing your speech therapy materials.  I start with books.  I try to pick several different books to cover age ranges, attention span and language targets.  Sometimes, it is easy.  But sometimes it's not!  The book you choose sets the tone for your speech therapy sessions. … Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 2

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Frogs

This week in speech therapy we are talking about frogs.  I like it when a theme gives me language lessons without much effort on my part.  The theme lends itself to great describing words like slippery, slimy and gross! Frog Books for Speech Therapy I have two favorites that I always use for my frog theme.  I… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Frogs

Organized SLP

Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 1

For Better Speech and Hearing Month, I wanted to write a short series of posts that would better help you conduct your speech therapy sessions.  Themed sessions are kind of my "thing."  The kids know it, the parents know it, even my family knows it!  When I first started in the field, I would have… Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 1

Articulation

Fluttering Through Speech Therapy

This week is speech therapy, we are talking about butterflies!  This theme is great to stretch from your little ones to school age kids.  It's the last theme in our bug unit so I try to save the best stuff for last! How does one do a butterfly theme and not use "The Very Hungry… Continue reading Fluttering Through Speech Therapy