Friday, 26 September 2014

Photo Fish Verbs

Fish & Say

I have the  Fish and Say for Verbs from Super Duper and I wanted to share my ideas on this nifty little game!
I get so excited when I can come up with other ways to use a product so It thought I would share them with you all! 

I love this game because it has a built in reinforcer! Fishing! What kid doesn't want to fish?! This makes getting them to do a few more practices in a whole lot easier! I actually play with the kids and that is a great way to target turn taking and modeling.

Playing this game targets verbs but you can also target present, past and future tenses. "She will brush her hair, now she is brushing her hair, and yesterday she brushed her hair." I usually give the child a model of either past or future tense verbs after they have used the present tense correctly. 
Another goal I work on with these fish are targeting pronouns. "Ohh, look it's a girl running, when we talk about a girl we call her a she. She is running..." 

You can also target phonological & phonemic awareness by asking the child to name the beginning or ending sounds. You can also get them to choose words with the same sound, or make up words that rhyme! 

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There are also some great handouts for parents and professionals on Super Duper- check them out!
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Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a fly Literacy Plan
It's only Free today so get it fast!!!

Activities include both
Individual and Group Activities
 Individual Work:
Home reader
Beginning sounds work sheet
Printing practice
Write down the Beginning sound
Put the animals in ABC order
Label and describe each animal
Writing prompts- If I were a….

Group work:
Rhyming Center activity
Rhyming Group activity
2 Sequencing Activities- 1 for your bulletin board, and 1 velcro activity
Same/Different Activity
Classroom Posters

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Cheap and Easy Therapy Ideas!

I love cheap and easy to use items that can be used in speech therapy. With a little imagination, you can use almost anything in therapy or for reinforcement. Here is a list of some things that I have used that are not only low priced but they are easy to find!


1. Stamps- Most kids love stamps! All you have to do is get them to practice their target a few times and then they can stamp something.  And, voila! Kids happy and you have had them work on what you need, everyone is happy. These are Melissa & Doug Stamps I found but you can find some at the $ Store. (Sorry the pic is at upside down! LOL)
On TPT and TN there are free printables to stamp or just search the net. Kids also love bingo dabbers which can be found at $ stores.

2. Paints- you can use/make arts and crafts which are good for following directions and other language goals. On TPT and Teachers Notebook there are many free printables that you can use. I find the kids like paint just a bit better than markers! Must be the mess! lol
I bought these paints at the $ store too! 

3. Playhouse and People- This is a house that I use with my preschoolers to encourage and promote language development. They love this house and just can't get enough of it! There are so many things you can work on: pronouns, general vocabulary, concepts, and verbs, etc. It can really be used for anything you can think of! All you need is some  imagination and creativity, and off you go!! I realize this isn't cheap but you can get many used toys for some really good prices if you look around. In Canada we buy used items on Kijiji but you can also go to garage sales or get some friends to keep their eyes and ears open! Maybe you'll luck out and get some free toys!

4. Books-  these are a great idea for articulation (auditory bombardment), general language enrichment and phonological awareness. I have also used books for reinforcement- after the child has completed an activity they choose a book and read I it to them. Also, many books have free ideas, crafts and activities that can used in therapy and turned into activities. I love Kizclub! Kizclub is a great website with color and black and white printables for coloring or felt board activities. If you haven't heard of this website go check it out. 
You can buy books at used book stores, second hand on line, garage sales and sometimes people give them away for free!

5. Cars and trucks- I love using these (usually with boys) vehicles for vocabulary, concepts, and general language strategies.  When the kids are playing they are learning and they don't know it! They are engaged because they are interested in the activity and that is just one reason why toys work!
Cars can be bought at $ stores, and are reasonably priced at Wal-Mart or any other your favorite toy stores! You can also get them used, at garage sales or from friends trying to get rid of too many toys!

I would love it if you commented below on some of you favorite cheap and easy ideas for speech therapy!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fall Literacy Pack- Freebie!!

Autumn Literacy Pack

 Hey Everyone!
This weekend I worked on a new Autumn Literacy Pack. I have posted it for FREE but it won't be free for long! So go download it now! :)
It is a great pack for pre-k, kindergarten and grade 1!
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Activities include:
Syllable sort- (2 copies 1 color and 1 black & white)
Beginning sounds
Printing practice
Writing prompts
Black and white home reader
Comprehension questions
Colored class reader in the Brown Bear format.
Sequence activity
40 pages in all

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Plus I have many free resources on my website
check them out I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 15 September 2014

S...peachy Feedback Linky Party!

S....peachy Feedback!

It's time for some S...peachy Feedback! I love this linky party! It rewards people who leave informative feedback, and also gets the word out on speech resources that we may have missed.

A buyer said "Great repetitive story, and a nice way to target camping vocabulary. This will fit in perfectly with my camping theme!" on July 27, 2014


Camper, Camper What do you See


If you bought this email me with your user name and I will send you a free product from my store!

Check it out in my TPT Store, follow me and leave me some feedback.  I really appreciate it!

Thanks Nicole for the linky party and for all of you who have taken time to leave me some feedback! I am not perfect but I really try to look at my feedback and improve as much as I can! 


Monday, 8 September 2014

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Expressive Language Game

Summer Camp Expressive Language by Speech Universe is a camp themed activity that targets expressive language skills. I really liked it so I thought I would do a post on it! I realize were a little over camping season but there are so many useful activities in here I decided to do it anyway!
There are activities that target categories, comparing and contrasting, functions, and if/then statements. I loved them all! Plus the cutest graphics ever!!

Here is a picture of the game board that I printed out and laminated on a green background so it  would stand out. 

The other thing that I absolutely loved is that there a  homework sheet so that the kids can target it at home to encourage carryover of their newly gained skills! Genius!
I think one of my next purchases will be the Summer Camp Bundle of Language and Grammar skills!

Thanks Speech Universe! Great job!
Leave a comment on you fave Speech Universe product or one that interests you!


Friday, 5 September 2014

Articulation Test Center from Little Bee Speech

Hey Everyone!

September means two thing for most of us... back to school and screens/assessments! I recently found this cool app that I can use on my iPad to screen articulation. I love that I won't need to lug my big bag and paraphernalia around I will just need my iPad! I recently purchased it and it is on sale this month for 50% off! Great deal!
I have used the Articulation Station from Little Bee Speech and really loved it-check out my post on that app, so I thought I would take a closer look at this app. I was right, I really liked it! I can't wait to use it more. Here is what I thought....

This is what the first page looks like. First, you choose either the screen or full test. For this post I will just be speaking about the screen-  stay posted for my feedback on the full test...

Next you choose the child's age.

Now is when you add in some of the child's information- name, birth date, school, etc. And then you start with test cards (pictures). The green letters are the sounds that are being tested. If there are no errors you leave them green, if they are wrong you tap the letter/sound and it will change to red to indicate an error, or yellow to show an approximation. 
During the test you are also able to record the child and you can also make notes in the "notes" area. This is a great feature when you see 50 kids a day and can't remember little things and need to go back to it.

When you are finished all of the test cards  it will show you that you are finished.

At the end it will show you the results of the child- the words that were tested, what errors they made (and the position the errors were made), a report which you can email, and then there is a recommendation area that show which sounds they should be making for their age/development.  I love this! It is basically idiot proof (not to be offensive!) :)


If you are really pressed for time you can look at the recommendations
tab and then look at the errors and make goals from there! Easy! 
Disclaimer** recommending and preparing goals is the role of a Registered Speech 
Language Pathologist, not a Speech Language Assistant.

This app also has a report that you can email to yourself (if you are out of the office) or another professional! No more lengthy reports, it's already completed for you! Yay! It doesn't really get any easier than that!
I will be starting to work at my schools and I can't wait to get going with this app. This is the app I have chosen for all of my artic. screenings. And don't forget it's 50% off during the month of September! Who wouldn't love that?

Check out Little Bee Speech for some other great free resources! Thank you Little Bee Speech, you haven't let me down yet!

Happy Screening, and Assessing!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Whooo Knows Their Sound?

Mia McDaniel provided this great little freebie that you can use with her Articulation Cans. I love these cans, I think they are great for articulation therapy especially when you are working in groups. 

I made my cans out of paper cups and then Velcro-ed them to a sheet and put them in a spot that my kiddos all have access to them.  I love this product because they can use the word/sound in a phrase or sentence and then there is a sort your stick activity. The kids can sort the popsicle sticks between where they are hearing "their" sound: in the beginning, middle and ending of words. Included is a sort your sticks sheet, which I laminated, and then the kids can choose a popsicle stick and place them in the appropriate spot on the sheet according to sounds- initial, medial and final.This way they are doing a bit of phonemic awareness practice at the same time. YAY! great idea Mia McDaniel! Thanks for the great product!
If you want to purchase the entire product you can here!

Articulation Cans {a DIY you'll use forever!} 

I hope you like this product, leave me some feedback on some of your fave articulation products!