Sunday, August 30, 2015

Reinforcement Games for Therapy

    The majority of my speech kiddos I see for 30 minute therapy sessions. That is about the longest I can hold their attention for and on most days even that can be difficult. I needed something that would help me keep their attention and at the same time keep them working on their therapy goals for the whole 30 minutes. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Student File Organization System

     Hello! How is Back to School going for you? This year is my 3rd year at the same school, which I'm SO grateful for being able to stay with the same kiddos and watch them grow. As I'm sure you know the first year in a school can be a little crazy as you're starting to learn about each kiddo. This didn't leave me much "extra" time to organize my student files. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back to School Fun with Speech Therapy

    The beginning of the school year is officially in sight. I have to head back to work in 2 weeks!! I better finish up all the things I wanted to accomplish this summer in the next couple of days! ;) I hope you're enjoying the rest of your summer days as well. I got to thinking what am I going to do the first week of school. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

All the Common Core Activities you Can Take :)

    By now I'm sure you've heard those two pretty little words 'Common Core'. Oh where to begin! Last year was my first year diving in head first into common core. I spent the whole last year creating therapy lesson plans that would meet the Common Core Standards. Well I'm finally FINALLY done. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Common Core Goal Bank!

      Hello my follow speech paths! How many of you waste time having to look up the common core standards in order to write your long term goals and short term objectives?! That was definitely me constantly looking up the common core standards and then going through them to try and find a goal that would match what a speech path might actually work on. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Baseline Data Tracking

Speech Therapy     Collecting baseline data always makes me feel a little overwhelmed at the beginning of the school year. I know I have to do it though. :) I need to know where each kiddo is at and to document that they have made progress throughout the school year. I started thinking I wanted to make something that was simple to implement. As I'm sure you know how much free time a speech therapist has. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Back to School Giveaway!

     It's almost here! Back to school shopping has already started. I've found an amazing white blazer at Banana for 50% off! I was so excited I just had to buy it! I'm a big sucker for a great sale though. :) But you know what's even better than a sale...FREE! Yes, I'm giving away my back to school Articulation Baseline bundle away for FREE to someone who "likes" my facebook page and pins one of my pins onto their pinterest pages. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Personalize Your Articulation Deck of Cards

     Who doesn't love coloring?! I remember when I was really little I was riding my bike and I was going down a hill and flipped over my handle bars. I had scarped up my face pretty good so my aunt bought me a coloring book. It was my favorite coloring book and I still have it to this day. :) Do any of your students enjoy coloring or playing card games and have articulation therapy goals? 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Homework Fun with Speech Therapy

      Are you getting ready to for when your students get back to school? Okay it might be a little early for some speech paths out there, but I'm feeling rested and excited to get started! Last year was the first year I sent home a weekly homework assignment for each one of my kiddos. I received great feedback from parents so I decided I'd do it again this year!