Organized SLP

My Bag as a Traveling Speech Pathologist

If I have learned anything over the past 10 years as a home health speech pathologist, it's that there is no perfect bag. About the time I think I have the "perfect SLP bag," I find 10 flaws. The truth is when you are in and out of a vehicle as much as I am,… Continue reading My Bag as a Traveling Speech Pathologist

Antics of the Speech Chick, SLPreneuer

Great Books for Motivation

I am bringing you a little something different today. What do you do when you have an idea but you need the motivation to get you going? Some people listen to music. Others use inspirational quotes. Me? I like books! There's nothing better than reading an entire book of someone else's story to make you… Continue reading Great Books for Motivation

Hands On Therapy Activities, Themed Speech Therapy

Simple Speech Therapy Activity: Mittens and a Snowball

Let's face it...simple speech therapy activities are the jam!  There's little to prep and keep up with.  You don't have to manipulate 10,000 items on your therapy table.  Most of the time, you can stretch that activity to reach the majority of your clients, if not all!  That last part is a huge BONUS!  As… Continue reading Simple Speech Therapy Activity: Mittens and a Snowball

Parent Tips

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me What My SLP Recommends! Part 1 Board Games

Christmas is just around the corner.  This is also the time of year that I get the question, "What would you recommend for my child?"  As an SLP, I am ALWAYS going to recommend engaging, NON-TECHNOLOGY based toys and games...ALWAYS!  Parents are so wrapped up in IPads, tablets and all the apps that go with… Continue reading Dear Santa, Please Bring Me What My SLP Recommends! Part 1 Board Games

Themed Speech Therapy

Simple Bat Crafts for Speech Therapy

With Halloween just around the corner, it is a perfect time for a bat theme in speech therapy!  I had a bat theme last week which ended up being a big hit...especially these two crafts!  I posted the pictures of a couple of children's finished products and they were quickly LOVED!  So I figured, I… Continue reading Simple Bat Crafts for Speech Therapy

Hands On Therapy Activities

Quick Drill Boxes in Speech Therapy

We've all seen the beautiful blogs posts about picture prefect therapy sessions go for that one speech therapist.  Let's be honest...not all speech therapy sessions are smooth and picture perfect.  You may see 6 kids in a mixed group in which you need to address everything from articulation to grammar in 30 minutes.  Maybe you… Continue reading Quick Drill Boxes in Speech Therapy

Books for Speech Therapy, Language

“Light Up Language” in Speech Therapy

Finding ways to keep kids engaged and interested in speech therapy can be a tricky feat for even the most creative SLP.  After you have spent countless hours on creating ridiculously fabulous lessons (Great job, by the way!), there will always be that one kid that is like "Meh."  Or maybe you are the SLP… Continue reading “Light Up Language” in Speech Therapy

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Purplicious!

The girls continued the girly theme in speech therapy.  This week was all about purple, cakes and painting!  I love this book because it emphasizes to be your own person and don't be afraid to like what you like.  We had an assortment of activities to address each girl's goals.  (You can find all the activities… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Purplicious!

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Pinkalicious

Speech therapy just got really girly!  I absolutely love "Pinkalicious!"  I love the conversations that this book stimulates.  How many times were you told as a kid that would turn into the food you ate ALL THE TIME?  I certainly remember hearing I was going to turn into a chicken nugget one day.  Those same… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Pinkalicious

Hands On Therapy Activities

Summer, Grilling and Speech Therapy

So, it's officially summer here in Texas.  No, I don't wait for the actual "First Day Of Summer" on the calendar.  It's summer in Texas when your thighs stick to your seats in your car.  Cue the fun summer themes in speech therapy!!  I found these adorable tin grills in the dollar spot of my… Continue reading Summer, Grilling and Speech Therapy