October 15, 2016

Ghost Talk Blog Hop



Halloween is almost here and who doesn't love a spooky blog hop filled with goodies. I am excited to be teaming up with 6 fabulous SLP bloggers to fill your speech room with SPOOK-tacular treats. 

Here is how it works:
Karen from The Pedi Speechie has created a spooky, one of a kind Halloween story about Gabe the Ghost that your students are sure to LOVE! Elizabeth from The Speech Owl, Natalie from Speech Wonderland, Amy Beth from Speechasaurus, Desiree from SLP TALK with Desiree, Sparkle SLP, and I have created the companion pieces for the story. 

You can grab my sequencing freebie here:



There are two activities within my packet: a sequencing worksheet and ghostly mini book. Make sure you click on the image below to continue the blog hop and collect all of your Halloween treats!



Please don't forget to leave each of us some feedback. We love reading how you used all of the activities in your speech rooms. 

Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween!


July 31, 2016

TPT Back To School Sale (What's in Your Cart?)


Eeeek! The BTS sale is happening Monday and Tuesday. Where has the summer gone? I have begun to feel the anxiety and excitement that hits this time of year. I have to say this is my favorite sale of the year. So, I am linking up with Jenna from Speech Room News to share with you what I am planning to purchase during the sale. There are so many great products out, it will be hard not to buy them all! 

Here is what you will find in my cart! I'm sure i'll be adding more.

Articulation Sticks from SLPTALK with Desiree


Nonfiction Endangered Animals for Language


Back to Speech from Sparkle SLP

Speech Therapy Organizational Materials for a New School Year


September Speech Therapy from The Pedi Speechie

September Speech Therapy


No Print Interactive Phonological Awareness


Mini Coloring Books for Prepositions from Speech Wonderland

50% off for 24 hrs. Mini Coloring Books for Prepositions F


Here are some items from my store that you might want to check out while you are shopping.

SLP Editable Planner: This is a best seller in my store. And this years update not only has a fresh new design, I have added a few additional pages and two different ways to edit/personalize it for yourself. It was a huge help staying organized throughout the busy school year. 

2016-2017 Editable SLP Planner

Articulation Kits Early Sounds: This is another favorite of mine. If you have a huge artic caseload like I do, then this is perfect for you. It has TONS of activities and worksheets to last the entire school year.

Articulation Kits Early Sounds k,g,f,v

Back 2 School Speech and Language: The beginning of the school year is always super busy and this product makes planning therapy a breeze.

Back 2 School Speech and Language


Head over to Jenna's page to see what other people are buzzing about!

Don't forget to use the promo code when you check out! Click here to begin shopping.

Happy Shopping!!




May 3, 2016

Speechy Appreciation Sale Linky


Happy Teacher Appreciation week! The end of the year is finally upon us. (sigh of relief) I have been counting down the days to summer break for a month now. Only 18 more to go. Yippee! Teachers Pay Teachers is having one last sale for this school year. 

I have linked up with SLP Runner and The Frenzied SLPs to share some resources from my store and what is in my shopping cart.


Water Balloon Fight Interactive Articulation Activity: Get your students up moving around and having fun while practicing their speech sounds.



I have a lot of students working on grammar this year and Grammar Camp has been a life saver. 

Here are a few things I have in my cart:

Articulation Word Search Using Tier 2 Vocabulary

Articulation Word Search from Speech Time Fun will be perfect for my 3rd-5th grade students.

Text Message Articulation!

Text Message Articulation from Putting Words in your Mouth looks so fun and engaging for my older students.


Yoga Activities for Speech and Language

I am always looking for ways to get my students moving while working on their goals. 

Spin a Pinwheel Bundle for Articulation and Language

 Check out this awesome Spin a Pinwheel Bundle from Speech Wonderland


September "Speech Group" Receptive and Expressive Language Lessons from The Pedi Speechie will have me ready to go when September rolls around.

And last but not least... Have you seen the new Handwritten Fonts from A Perfect Blend? I am so excited that she has decided to share her beautiful handwriting. 

Perfect Blend Fonts: Volume One

Remember to use the code CELEBRATE when you checkout. Happy shopping!




March 23, 2016

Prep Positions {APP Review}


Smarty Ears has done it again! They have created another app which was a huge hit with my students. This app addresses prepositions with a fun circus theme.


Initially you will need to set up a profile for each player. The set up is very easy since it is voice guided.


Once you have entered the student, you will need to adjust the level by sliding the elephant up and down. There are 15 levels to choose from targeting different prepositions, which are shown to the right of each level. They did a fantastic job of including a wide range of prepositions and grouping them in terms of difficulty. After choosing the level you are ready to begin. 


Your student(s) will need to drag the correct answer into the sentence. The app reads the sentences, but not the answers. However, if your student clicks on each word it will say the word for them. Once they choose the correct word they are given visual and auditory reinforcement. 



Then, they are prompted to record themselves saying the completed sentence with the correct word. 


After so many correct responses they will earn a ball which they can use in the game after they have completed a certain number of trials.




The object of the game is to shoot the ball the farthest. 


Another great feature is you can adjust the settings from inside the game by clicking on the settings button in the top left corner. This allows you to turn the audio off/on, change the background to a neutral color, increase/decrease the frequency for prompts and turn them on/off. 


This app also tracks each students progress and has it broken down by level, session, or by preposition. This breakdown is so helpful when trying to identify what specifically needs to be targeted with a students. The information can be emailed or imported into the Therapy Report Center.





If you have students who need to work on using prepositions, this is an excellent app to use. I used it with my 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders, but would use it with students in middle school as well. It is simple, easy to use, motivating, and gives students tons of practices. 

If you are interested in purchasing this app, it is available on iTunes for 19.99 at the time of this review. For more information about this app you can visit Smarty Ears.

**A copy of this app was provided by Smarty Ears. No other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are all mine.** 

March 15, 2016

Pot of Gold Craftivity Blog Hop


St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! And I have been busy collaborating with some of my SLP blogger friends to bring you the Pot of Gold Craftivity Blog Hop. This hop is filled with fun hands on activities to get your students excited and learning their target skills with a fun St. Patrick's Day theme. 

I love sensory bins and so do my students. So, my freebie is a sensory bin where your students will be searching for gold coins while practicing their articulation. 
(Click on the picture below for the freebie.)




 I bought an inexpensive plastic bin from the Dollar Store and added Easter grass (also from the Dollar Store). Then, I buried the gold coins in the grass and had my students take turns pulling coins out and collecting them in their pot. 



I hope you enjoy using this as much as my students have. For more pot of gold speech and language activities, check out Speechasaurus.


March 14, 2016

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover!

She's back in another great book by Lucille Colandro! I just can't get enough of her adorable books. So, of course I had to create some activities to use with this fun story. This companion is very similar to my others and targets themed vocabulary, sequencing, story retell, rhyming, spatial concepts, verbs and much more.


Here is a peek inside...



My students love to feed the old lady! We work on sequencing, turn taking, story retell, vocabulary and length of utterance with this one activity. There is also a sequencing mat included in color and black & white.


Comprehension questions are included with three different levels. 






There are worksheets targeting verbs, following directions, rhyming, and reinforcement pages.



I love using the interactive book with my preschool/kindergarten students.





Vocabulary


Syllables


Following directions


Prepositions


So, who is feeling lucky? Enter below to win a copy or you can check it out in my store.


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