Hey Everyone! I wanted to do a giveaway because I love you all! It really is fun for me to give! I am always on the look out for new speech therapy materials that will help my students and clients so I thought it would be fun to give one of you a little extra spending money for all of you SLPs who need something new and fresh to use with your students or clients! And who doesn’t LOVE SuperDuper, Inc. and all they provide for SLPs?
My hubby and I took our little girl, Gia Joy, to the pumpkin patch yesterday! She LOVED all the pumpkins!!
I love the fall. If you follow my blog at all you probably know this. It is just so beautiful! I thought you might like an open ended card game for fall. Since I’m also in love with pumpkins (in my coffee, at the pumpkin patch, on my kitchen table, etc.) I used the cute little pumpkin from Boardmaker on these cards.
What did you do this summer? I will often ask this of my students when we meet again after 3 months apart. Sometimes talking about past events is hard for our kids in speech therapy. They often do not yet have mastery of how to use past tense verb forms to express their thoughts.
I have posted quite a bit on the process of traditional articulation therapy - which is a great method to use when a child has only one or just a few sounds in error. It can also be used in other situations as determined by the therapist.
I hope you all are enjoying your summer!
Just checking in to update you all on life with me! We are all doing well. My daughter, Gianna, finished her treatment for a cancerous tumor turned stage 4 cancer. Her type of cancer was SO rare that it only effects 1 in 2 million people!!
Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month! Pretty cool new logo and slogan, right? I like it. I entered the BHSM logo/slogan contest ASHA had last year, but didn’t win. It’s okay. I think this BHSM 2013 logo is pretty cute!
Here is a freebie for you. I made this game for my students working on the SKW 3-element complex clusters. I needed a home practice activity for one student in particular who was really doing well in speech therapy, but needed more home practice. So wha-la! I use Jennifer Taps’ model for assessment and therapy for articulation and phonological disorders. I follow her program closely and used the targets she recommends in this game. If you don’t know about her research based therapy approach for articulation and phonological disorders you NEED to check it out now. Her website is called SLPath.com. If you are familiar with Jennifer Taps and her research, then you will be able to print this and use it today. If not, please take the time to read through her site. It will change how you think about, assess, and treat articulation and phonological disorders.
I haven’t posted any updates on my blog on how my sweet, 18 month old, daughter is doing because I post them on a group page I started on Facebook. The group is called “Gia Joy is Getting Well.” Real quick – she just finished her 4th round of chemotherapy and is doing so well. She has come so far from when we first got her diagnosis (malignant yolk sac tumor) on January 1, 2013. She will have an MRI at the end of the month and then they will plan for surgery. They think surgery will be at the beginning of April.
Happy spring everyone! In honor of today, March 20th, 2013, the first official day of spring, I have an exciting new guest blog post from Sara and Amanda over at the speech therapy blog called, Word to the Wise Speech! If you follow my blog at all, you know how I really like to incorporate seasonal games and activities into my speech therapy sessions. This one is a must download!