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Monday, September 29, 2014

Our Speech Room Staples!

I love this Speech Room Staples link up with Speech Musings.  A perfect idea to sneak a peek into other speech rooms to see who is using what.  

Here are some of my favorite materials from some very talented bloggers. 
1.  If you have not tried Speech Tube, now is the time.  My students are pumped up for our social language lessons and the idea to incorporate popular youtube videos into therapy is brilliant by Speech Room News!

2.  I really enjoy being able to have app companions for language and My PlayHome Stores is one that targets so many goal areas.   A must-have by Teach Speech 365 for working with younger learners who love technology. 

3.  Cooking in speech is just as much fun as technology!  Rachel Lynette's cooking recipes are perfectly proportioned for one and the targets of sequencing, following directions, and listening are all easily worked on in this yummy product.

1.  My SLPrunner products are made with my own students' language and learning needs in mind.  My go-to products are hands-down my monthly activities for language.  I have just updated the year full of language activities bundle by adding monthly data tracking forms to see progression over time.  
2.  Since working on monthly theme-therapy, my life as an SLP has become so much more manageable.  Each month, I have $-saving bundles incorporating activities for a multitude of language goals and levels.  Here is October

Head on back over to Speech Musings for more Speech Room Staples!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everyday tools for increasing expression.

I love to incorporate fun hands-on activities into my service time with students.  This is tricky at the middle level, but there are usually creative ways to approach descriptive language with materials that are cheap and easy to find.  

Smelly Markers! 
 I could just eat the orange marker with its tangy candy smell.  These great tangibles are a fun tool to work on describing.  At level one, I have students get creative with naming the color (below).  Students provide a descriptive statement of the marker's scent for Level two (above).   


Paint Swatches:  
From fresh cut grass to sage leaves, your students will love acting as painting color pros.  Students can name the color and expand expressive language by describing the color in oral and written forms.  


See how your students can become jelly bean connoisseurs on my
 Tasty Expression post.   

Use these ideas for data points throughout the year!  

Now tell me: What's your favorite color, scent, or flavor?  

You may also like my new Expanding Expression Tool Companion Bundle pack.  A year of describing activities with data tracking forms.  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Froggy Facebook Frenzy of FREEBIES!!! Sept 7-8

Hop along our Facebook Frenzy and collect 18 products to make a HUGE book companion! The products range from young to older students and include activities for an array of speech and language goal areas.  
Click on the map to download the "linkable" Google Doc frenzy map!

If you like my best-seller- Taking Perspective, you'll want to make sure to grab this freebie book companion activity on my SLPrunner FB page
Also be sure to print the cover page and table of contents HERE! 

PS- Make sure to take advantage of this frenzy as it may be the last one! An upcoming FB platform policy change will limit giveaways.