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!
Happy March! I love this time of year when the season changes from the bitter cold of winter to the warmth of springtime! It somehow makes life just seem better! ahhh…okay, back to the blog…I have a great new guest blog post to share with you this lovely first week of March! It comes to us from Emily Weir, SLP graduate student blogger, who writes the speech therapy blog TeachNSpeech!
PROMPT: Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets: Guest blog post by Kendra Egan, author of the blog, “The Speech and Language Lady”
I’m sure many of you SLPs have heard of PROMPT therapy. You may be familiar with the acronym, but less familiar with what it is exactly. I have wanted to explore PROMPT therapy more in depth recently and have considered doing the training. I found a great blog post on the subject written by up-and-coming SLP, Kendra Egan, author of the speech therapy graduate student blog, The Speech and Language Lady.
I always enjoy doing theme based activities when I can so I thought you might like to see my picks for cute Valentine’s Day books, apps, crafts, BINGO games, coloring templates, and Valentine’s Day cards.
Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s day book choices. Just click on the picture for a link to where you can buy the books online.
I don’t know if you noticed that December was sort of a slow blog month for me. Not that I like crowding your inboxes daily, but I do try to post often. This past month has been very stressful. It all started the first week of December…I think. My little girl, who is amazing in every way, started to seem “different.” She was fussy all the time it felt like. My husband and I both noticed this change in her mood, but we figured it had to be the molars she was getting…even though she never really had acted that way before when teething.
Do you know three essential pieces of assessing a student whose primary language is NOT English?