Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme: Ice Cream

It's the last week of May and that means we have an ice cream theme in speech therapy all week long!!! When I was in the schools, we would make ice cream or have an ice cream party to celebrate the school year. As a traveling SLP, I can't bring ice cream to the homes… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme: Ice Cream

Antics of the Speech Chick

Tips for the Struggling Teletherapist

I have written a series of blog posts over the last month or two, full of my thoughts of COVID-19 and my confessions about how much I am disliking teletherapy. If you missed any of those, I will link them at the bottom. But my recent blog post is what inspired this podcast episode. It's… Continue reading Tips for the Struggling Teletherapist

Antics of the Speech Chick

Confessions of a Traveling SLP turned Teletherapist

I was a traveling speech pathologist until about 6 weeks ago. I LOVE being a mobile therapist. ( I even wrote a blog post about it.) But six weeks ago, that all stopped. No more high fives. No more hugs. No more actual REAL human contact. And, if that wasn't enough, I had to become… Continue reading Confessions of a Traveling SLP turned Teletherapist

Articulation, Language, Speech Therapy Themes

The SLP’s Guide to Using “Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train” YouTube Video in Speech Therapy

We just finished up 3 weeks of a bug theme in our speech therapy sessions. I don't usually carry out my bug theme that long but COVID-19 and teletherapy happened. Now, I am sitting back, wondering why I have I never done this before?! My speech therapy sessions have had to take on an entirely… Continue reading The SLP’s Guide to Using “Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train” YouTube Video in Speech Therapy

SLP extras

An Alternative to “Elf on the Shelf” for the Traveling SLP

It's that wonderful... scratch that.  It's THAT time of year.  Fellow SLP, you know what I'm talking about.  The craziness of busy schedules, the chaos, the KIDS! Kids have a 6th sense when it comes to the holidays.  Even if they can't read a calendar, they know!  Many parents use "Elf on the Shelf" to… Continue reading An Alternative to “Elf on the Shelf” for the Traveling SLP

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

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