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

Parent Tip: Using Mittens to Encourage Language

It’s that time of the year when our entry ways are full of winter outwear. Coats, scarves, hats and mittens are hanging from every chair and hook in the house. Why not use those mittens/gloves in a fun way to encourage language? I’ve got some tips for you! Language Tip #1: Matching This one is… Continue reading Parent Tip: Using Mittens to Encourage Language

Books for Speech Therapy

Speech Chick’s Favorite Winter Books for Kids

Today, I am bringing you my favorite kids' books for winter. I love kids' books. Probably more so than adult books.  I am not sure if it's the illustrations or what, but I am a sucker for a pretty picture book.  Winter is great time to snuggle up with kids and read a great book… Continue reading Speech Chick’s Favorite Winter Books for Kids

Parent Tips

Winter Fun To Promote Language

Winter is cold.  It's dreary.  In the south, it takes way too long to get to spring!  (Can you tell I don't care for winter?)  But the good thing is winter does lend itself to some pretty fun sensory activities that promote language!  There's just something about playing a bin of snow (fake or real),… Continue reading Winter Fun To Promote Language

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Penguins

We are waddling through speech therapy this week with penguins!  We can do all sorts of things with penguins.  ADDED BONUS?  The kids love penguins! Books: Penguin Problems by Jory John is  great book for your school age kiddos.  The penguin in the book only looks at the negatives surrounding him.  He only starts to… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Penguins

Themed Speech Therapy

Mitten, Hat, and Sweater Crafts for Speech Therapy

Winter clothing week can be a fun one in speech therapy.  The craft part is usually kind of difficult though.  Last year, I came up with the wacky winter sweater (it's along the lines of the tacky Christmas sweater).  This year, I have decided to add a couple more crafts to address different goals. What's awesome… Continue reading Mitten, Hat, and Sweater Crafts for Speech Therapy

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Winter Clothing

This week's theme in speech therapy is winter clothing.  Kind of inappropriate since my weather forecast predicts 70 degree temps by Tuesday!  But the calendar says January so we are talking mittens, coats and scarves!  We have a mix of old and new activities to use this week. Book for Speech Therapy: My favorite book… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Winter Clothing

Themed Speech Therapy

Snowmen Crafts for Speech Therapy

Rumor has it we are going to have snow flurries this week.  While "snow flurries" are not a big deal north of Texas, here it is HUGE!  Kids are talking about the possibility of no school (yes we JUST returned from a 2 week break!).  Grocery stores are packed and supplies are slim pickings!  That… Continue reading Snowmen Crafts for Speech Therapy

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme Review: Snow

I absolutely love talking about snow in my speech therapy sessions.  Maybe it's because I'm from Texas and we don't see it very much.  Maybe it's HUGE choice of books and activities...Maybe it's both! Favorite Books about Snow The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow This continues to be a favorite with the kids.  My… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme Review: Snow