Saturday, 27 January 2018

Reading Cafe

A Reading Cafe, where reading was on the menu!
 In an effort to build bridges between school and home, OPK School conducted a Reading Cafe at their school last week. It offered an opportunity for parents to come and learn about what their children do all day and what they have learned. It is also a great way to get parents involved in school and spend some positive time with their children. They offered the activity throughout the day at different times.

Students as Chefs

The students came out with a tray, ( fully dressed like chefs complete with white coats and chef hats!) and had 3 books on the menu. The parents then chose a book from the tray and then the chef read the books to the parents. After the book and discussion about the book, everyone was able to have a quick treat from the assortment of delicious goodies they had~!

It all looked so cute, they decorated the gym with restaurant tables and cute heart decorations. 
I think it was a great way to get parent involvement, and a nice way for students to "show off" their reading skills to the people that love them most, parents!

Great job OPK School!

Here I am at The Reading Cafe!

Sunday, 21 January 2018

1000 TPT Follower Celebration

I'm pretty pumped to have 1000 followers on TPT! It has taken a while but I stuck with it. I look back at my older products and can't believe how much I've learned and  how much my products have improved. You know, practice makes perfect!
I wanted to celebrate this little milestone with you all and put some of my best sellers on sale for a $1!! 

  Pronouns- Receptive and Expressive Activities

The Wheels on the Bus- Preschool Pack 

 Vocabulary- Associations, What Doesn't Belong, and Categorization
 Teaching Concepts and Sequencing- First, Next, Last, Before and After

 The best thing is you get 4 products for under $5!
There is something for almost everyone on your caseload including:
pronouns, preschool pack for Wheels on the Bus, Vocabulary, and Sequencing!

Monday, 15 January 2018

Community Helper preschool Pack

Community Helper Preschool Pack  

I will be starting to work with a new group of preschoolers who have severely delayed language skills so I needed a pack, QUICK! I wanted something that would promote free play, build vocabulary, social skills and gross motor skills. I got my butt in gear and made this pack! It is based on community helpers. This pack is specifically designed for preschoolers who have language delays. The purpose is to increase vocabulary and social skills as well as creating a language rich environment in the preschool room. I have activities that do target letters and letter sounds, however, this focus of this pack is not to teach literacy and phonics but to be more of an introduction to literacy and language to kids who have had little exposure. (That is why not all of the letters are included.) 

Included is a weekly, step by step plan!

Also, I believe that free play is very important for children. There are a lot of “text” based activities but please allow the children time to play, freely. I do have a few text based activities but I really wanted to focus on natural language exposure and a natural environment.

Here are just a few of the items you can expect!

I have added a few pages for a restaurant center.
Good luck, and enjoy!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

SLP Must Have 2018

Ok,Ok! I admit it I haven't been consistent on my SLP Must have's! Life, work, & 3 kids just get in the way! But this year I am trying to keep up with my SLP must have's! My first post for 2018 is a fun vocabulary center. You can use it for group therapy or in the classroom and the best part is you can use it with any student or any level all you do is improvise. The student can name the item, its category, name other items that are associated with it, where you find it, and what its used for. 
The best part is its only $1!!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Push-In Therapy

In the speech world, we need to be creative; by meeting the needs of all of our students, empowering and educating teachers, and ever-growing caseloads. As a speechie, I always need to keep learning, growing and changing. I am always trying to think of new, exciting and innovative ways to meet the growing demand of the schools I serve. That's why Creating Communicators provides speech therapy in several different ways.

We provide speech therapy one on one in the "speech room" and we provide small group pull out therapy as well as "push-in therapy." My take on each therapy type is, bring it on. Each style has its own positives and I think that providing all types of services helps ensure that students are receiving support. The more ways that services are offered, the more students can receive adequate support in the way that they need to be supported. Some students need less distractions and need to be out of the class, and other students need support in the class in order to generalize their skills. When you are in the classroom providing activities to the entire class,  push-in therapy, you also have the benefits of peer modeling and their is less stigma associated, since you are working with all the students in the classroom. Plus you are reaching every student, even the kids not on your caseload! :) In some of my schools, I have a caseload of over 50 kids!! And did I mention, I work with 5 schools.

Here are a few examples of my products that can be used for Push-In Therapy! 

 K in the Classroom- Push-In Therapy 

Say, Write & Wipe- Pronouns

 Say, Write & Wipe- Verb Tenses!

Classroom Activities to Increase Vocabulary Skills- Push-In 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Vocabulary Bundle   

Well here it is, 2018!! Are you ready for the upcoming year? Finished planning? Well I am here to help a sister out! I know you need everything in spot, I know I do. Let's make life a little easier, right! 
In my TN Shop I have put all of my Vocabulary Products on sale in a bundle! There are over $15 WORTH OF MATERIALS for only $10! If your caseload is anything like mine, you know you NEED a lot of Vocabulary Materials! In my bundle are items to work on associations, categories, labeling attributes, opposites, categorizing items, labeling groups and a push-in activity for classrooms! 
I hope you take a minute to check it out, I guarantee it is worth the money!

Included are 8 of my Vocabulary Products:

  • Vocabulary- Categorizing and Labeling
  • Match It- An associations Game
  • Opposites Clip
  • Category Clips
  • Classroom Activities to Increase Vocabulary Skills
  • Jar Categories
  • Coloring and Vocabulary Skills
  • Vocabulary - Sorting and Categorizing






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Tuesday, 2 January 2018


The SLP Now Membership Giveaway has ended and we had a winner! Zahra I hope you enjoy your year membership to SLP Now!!

I would like to thank everyone who entered and, thank you so much Marisha for helping me put this on! You rock!!

Don't forget to check out her awesome membership!