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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tap the Sounds

  
 Tap The Sounds- Phoneme Segmenting Practice 



Many students I work with (even in grade 5!) have trouble with segmenting words. 

I made this fun activity that you can use to:
  • segment words
  • identify beginning sounds
  • identify ending sounds
  • write CVC words

They can practice these skills using fun hands-on activities with blocks, cubes, pom poms, play-doh, crayons, beads, chips, mini erasers.









and bingo dabbers. 


There are worksheets for independent work or group work, and there are also mats so that you can turn this activity into a center. 
I have over 80 task cards that include 2-4 sounds and diagraphs.



Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Speech Trinkets-Freebie

If you are in the speech world, you probably have heard of Etsy! I love their clip art and all the other little gadgets they have for speech. 

Recently there has been a craze for speech trinkets. I bought my first pack, so I decided to make a freebie to go along with it. 


 Speech Trinkets 


Here is a sneak peek




Sunday, 13 January 2019

Need Something for Mixed Groups?



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tic-Tac-Mats-4305182#show-price-update


Try out my new TIC TAC MATS

These Tic Tac mats are an excellent game for speech therapy that targets many goals. 

You can use them to target 

*turn-taking

*social skills 

*wh questions

*verbs

*sequencing

*phonological awareness- including rhyming, syllables, segmenting, identification of phonemes and blending.

*concepts

*vocabulary

*multiple meaning words

They can be used in small groups or one on one therapy. Once the student has worked on it, you can send it for homework for extra practice!



It's only $1 for a few days then it will be $2.50!












Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Don't Forget- SLP Summit!

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Don't forget to sign up for some SLP Summit courses 
        



Don't forget to sign up for some free courses!

Go... Now! I am :)

Respect

2019 is  agreat way to introduce social skills, respect or a sub unit for
 Growth Mindset. 



I found this freebie from Proud to Be Primary

 
Character Education Respect Activity Pack


This Showing Respect FREEBIE is perfect for when you teach your students about respect and the different ways they can show themselves, others, and their school respect! It has 3 pages of printable activities to go along with your social responsibility and character education lessons!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Shhh! I've got an idea Jan2019

https://creatingcommunicators-mindy.blogspot.com/2019/01/shhh-ive-got-idea-jan2019.html



Every month, near the beginning of the month, I am going to do a blog post on shhh! I've got an idea for you. It will give you an idea for therapy or the classroom that features a paid or free item that you can use. Hopefully, you haven't thought of before, and you find it useful.
This is my first post- January 2019! I wanted to start with a bang!

So this month I am going to post 3 free products!

Here is an adorable freebie from Sparklle SLP for carrier phrases. I also use thought about using it for articulation practice. You can use it for phrases and sentences using any sounds that the kids are targeting. 

For example, You can use 
She for the initial /sh/ sounds or
do you like- for initial /l/.

Check it out!! 

Carrier Phrases for Increasing Utterances - Sentence Starters with Visuals FREE  




Another Freebie I have for you is from my store. Now we all know that language skills can start at home. If parents do a few, key things it can make a big impact on our kids. This freebie is for ideas for parents on how they can turn winter activities into language opportunities.  


Winter Handout


And the last freebie is a great freebie for special ed or kids who have behavior problems. It's from Ann Murray- Teaching Exceptional Kinders. Now this book is not only for kinders but any age up to grade 4 depending on your student. I like this because it may stop a problem before it starts. 



FREE I Need A Break Cards


Hope to see you back in February!

Mindy

Monday, 24 December 2018

SPINGO-Giveaway



GIVEAWAY!
Recently I tried out this new game in my therapy room! The kids and I loved it!
 It's a bingo game that you focus on different attributes of similar items- like ice
 cream, and candy. It's perfect for working memory (you can hide the dice
after they've been rolled) and building sentences with different attributes.
 
If you want a game for your therapy room you can purchase it from Amazon
here!


                                   Spot on Speech Spingo
  •     targets sentence structure
  •     following auditory directions,
  •     descriptive language
  •     compare and contrast- chose 2 pictures on the board and ask the kids to state the similarities and differences
  •     deductive reasoning and asking questions


How to play:All player have matching boards of the same theme, the caller rolls

 the dice and then formulates a sentence using the description based on the

attributes on the dice. The order of the dice is on the board to help the caller

 with word order. You can also play the game with a barrier- so the other players

can't see the dice. This will help strengthen their listening skills. :)





 This game is a great price at 25.99!

 Anyone who comments on this blog will be entered for a draw to win their own copy!! Give away will be drawn on January 1st! Good luck!~