Hands On Therapy Activities, Parent Tips

Language & Lemonade: Hands On Fun For Speech Therapy

Let's face it.  Kids don't always want to work on language skills at home.  They want to play their video games.  Text or "Snappy Chat" their friends.  Yes, you read that right..."Snappy Chat."  If you are lucky, they enjoy reading.  But working on talking, answering questions, describing?  That's a big NO.  But it's ok.  Sometimes… Continue reading Language & Lemonade: Hands On Fun For Speech Therapy

Organized SLP

30 Day Challenge of SLP Organization

Last January, I posted on my Instagram a 30 day challenge to help SLPs like myself organized. Was my mission to have me completely organized at the end of the 30 days? Probably not, but only because I tend to be a hot mess of disorganization. That being said, it was a great start! One… Continue reading 30 Day Challenge of SLP Organization

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

Getting Back to Real Life for the Traveling SLP

The world is a much different place than it was 3 months ago. I went from a traveling SLP to a teletherapist like the rest of our field. It felt weird not getting in my car everyday and driving to all my clients each week. I had a tank of gas that lasted almost 3… Continue reading Getting Back to Real Life for the Traveling SLP

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme: Toy Story

Kids of all ages love Toy Story. (Insert 40 year old me raising my hand high!!!) So during the COVID-19 pandemic, I chose to use a Toy Story theme in hopes to make my teletherapy sessions more engaging for the kids. I had done a Toy Story theme several years ago when Toy Story 3… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme: Toy Story

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

Books for Speech Therapy

Using “Snail Mail” in Speech Therapy

“Snail Mail” was my book share choice on Instagram this week. While it does explain the mail system accurately, it is a cute book to read during your mail carrier theme in speech therapy. The story of 4 snails (all with different personalities) take on the huge task of traveling across the country to deliver… Continue reading Using “Snail Mail” in Speech Therapy

Books for Speech Therapy, Language

Using “The Magic of Friendship Snow” for Social Skills

Many children with language delays struggle to make true friends in throughout elementary and middle school. Sometimes, children don't pick up on the social cues or social routines of making a friend. Other times, they lack the confidence to make friends because they don't have the social skills. This is where a speech therapist can… Continue reading Using “The Magic of Friendship Snow” for Social Skills

SLP FUN!!

Practical Gifts for the Traveling Speech Pathologist

I have been a traveling speech pathologist for 10 years now. That doesn't even include the time I spent working in the school system and traveling between schools. Out of my seven years of being a school based SLP, 6 of those years had me dragging materials between at least 2 campuses. To say I… Continue reading Practical Gifts for the Traveling Speech Pathologist