Thursday, 28 February 2019

CVC Word Building

CVC Words center your students will LOVE that provides a lot of CVC word reading practice!

Students choose a CVC card and then they

  • segment it,
  • talk about the beginning sound,
  • produce a rhyming word,
  • write it and then
  • build it.

So many skills in one- to target language you can talk about the category name of the item, label its parts, name things that are associated with it.. the possibilities are endless!

There are CVC words included, but you can also add your own, or use non-sense words.


If you want to buy this on amazon 
here it is :)

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Sale Time

Download for Facebook - 740 × 400
Sale time is coming up so check out my store for some great deal on my best sellers :)

Teaching Concepts and Sequencing- First, Next, Last, Befor 

Camper, Camper, What Do You See 

Spring Speech & Language Package 

Play-doh Category Mats

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Speech Therapy Motivation

Goal Getters: Speech Therapy Clip Chart

Hey Everyone!

How are things in your speech world? I am doing well, super busy! Just trying to keep my head afloat with all of the different areas I serve- schools, daycare and headstarts :)
I have a problem, it's with resources! I have too many, but I keep looking for more! You need to keep things fresh, and even though the kids aren't tired of the same of pics or games, I am! So, on the TPT and Pinterest hunt, I go... :)

If you are in the speech world, you are probably the same way.
Don't forget to look at my month "SHH! I've Got An Idea" blog post to find some more hidden gems and ideas :)

Recently I found this!
Love it! It's inexpensive, easy to make, cute as heck and the kids love it. It was super motivating for my kids! :) 
It is made by A Perfect Blend, she has super cute products, check out her store!  PS- LOVE her fonts ;)

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Higher Level Language

Need something to work with your older caseload, to help them be more functional in the classroom? Well, look no further! For 6 Bucks you can have everything you need for at least a month! I've made my own pack that takes you through the hierarchy of supporting our kids from completing a thought, using descriptive words, and being able to completely describe a picture using the Visualizing and Verbalizing structure words.

 Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy

Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy 

Observing & Describing  
V & V Structure Cards

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Early Intervention

Recently, I read that it takes 4 times longer to work on language skills with a 4th grader than when working with a preschooler!

"According to research, learning and development are at their highest rate in the preschool years. Early intervention is forward looking, even into adulthood.  It has been shown that Early Intervention therapies do far more than provide for immediate benefits during the developmental years.  They significantly increase the child’s ability to integrate in future social environments, including school, community, and ultimately employment."

With that being said, many of our staff who work in preschool centers, and daycare need some additional information and support on how to incorporate language in everday situations. Many preschool teachers want to work on letters, letter sounds and even sight words! No!!! Start with those early concepts (in, on, under, beside, etc.), vocabulary (naming items, their category names, and describing how items are associated),  following directions, reading and MOST IMPORTANTLY- FREE PLAY!!! Just let them play! :)

I have made an Early Intervention Pack for staff who work kids- you can check it out here! 

You can get my Early Intervention Pack here- with everything you see here and MORE!

Preschool Activities- Bus Theme 

Preschool Activities- Bus Theme

Saturday, 9 February 2019



What is it? Masterpal is a program Tabi Jones-Wohleber has made to help communication partners that are using AAC's.

MASTERPAL is compromised of 11 modules in all (1 overview for administrative discussions and 10 for communication partners), and each one includes slides, handouts, discussion prompts, links to videos, and activity suggestions. 

 In my schools, I have to support teachers and aides to work on core vocabulary and do it easily. AAC is not easy for everyone, especially people without a speech background. Teachers, in my experience, have wanted to use it as sight words, and also said explicitly- "point to go." Nails on a chalkboard! UGH, natural is critical. Use it the same way as you would when you are speaking to babies- but I digress...
Many educators need so much ongoing training and support... Masterpal can help you with all of this. 
If you want to "hear" about it you can listen to the Podcast on AAC- Talking with Tech

MASTERPAL was developed from the premise that:

1) AAC implementation is not intuitive
2) communication is not compliance.

MASTERPAL focuses on the idea that- modelling language with AAC is our responsibility.

The training module topics include:
  1. Overview of ‘Model as a MASTER PAL’ (to share with directors and other stakeholders to provide information about the importance of providing effective and ongoing support for communication partners of individuals who use AAC.)
  2. Modelling
  3. Motivate
  4. Accept Multiple Modalities
  5. Statements more than Questions
  6. Time (wait time and time for language to develop)
  7. Engage Naturally
  8. Response NOT Required
  9. Presume Competence
  10. Appropriate Prompting
  11. Let the Child Lead

Open these links for more information:

Friday, 8 February 2019

AAC's For Beginners

There is so much to know with AAC use! And it's even harder to train others....where do you start? 
I needed a simple product that I could give aides on just the basics- like first use it and use it often. Throughout the day- in all ways, always!

I made a quick, very easy to implement and read product to help people who are lost (don't worry we've all been there!)
My first advice is start- and use it just like you would speak (to a baby) only focusing on important words/concepts at a time with no expectation that the child will respond.

Here it is and you can grab it for a steal!


 AAC Support for Beginnners 

Great chatting with you!


Sunday, 3 February 2019

Shhh! I've Got an Idea for you- February

My February Version of Shh! I've Got an Idea for you is targeting love and Valentine's!

If you click on the first pick- you will come to my freebie- Valentine's Speech Treats! 
It targets 
  • vocabulary,
  • pronouns
  • following directions 
  • phonological Awareness.

Some other products that I've found:

Object Functions: Valentine's Day Gifts