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Using Highlights Magazine for Articulation Therapy

Sometimes when you have a child who is a little resistive to therapy, it’s best to come along side him, see what he’s playing with and incorporate it in your lesson. I arrived at my little friend’s house after breakfast … Continue reading

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Storytelling Game for Word-Finding Language Lessons

I hope you all saw Jan Schwanke’s comment on my recent blog about great games for Word-finding sessions: “The blog (she is working on a blog devoted to practical word-finding tips) isn’t operational yet, but I can’t wait to share … Continue reading

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Read a Book, Leave a Book at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

When we were vacationing at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin this summer, we came upon this clever “Wendy’s Free Library” at the train depot in the center of town. It was the smallest library I have ever come upon but how effective … Continue reading

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Drawing Your Articulation Lesson

I like to draw and kids like to draw too, so we are a perfect match! Actually, I find that a fun drawing activity is perfect for articulation therapy as kids can draw objects with their sound in them. One … Continue reading

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Best Games to Enhance Word-Finding Speech Therapy Sessions

We all know that the more fun a speech therapy session is, the more engaged our little clients are. Some times we have to just plain work hard but the trick is to have the kids forget that they are … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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Reading “The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School” to Grandkids on Facetime

I’ve shared how much fun it is to read to our grandkids on Facetime and we had yet a new experience the other night! The 3 boys ages 3, 6 and 8 lie on the bottom bunk and put the … Continue reading

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Word-Finding Strategies For Kids in Speech Therapy

I find that one of the areas lacking in practical therapy ideas for SLP’s is word-finding. I usually have at least one child on my caseload with word-finding difficulties so I am always looking for new and effective ideas. I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer, Back to School!

It has been a unique and fun summer as I took an extra few weeks off for the first time. The break was refreshing but I am excited to see my little kids and start working this week! Highlights of … Continue reading

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New Spot it! Games by Blue Orange Games Teach Numbers and Shapes

Want to help your preschooler become quick with the vocabulary of preschool? Grab one of Blue Orange Games new Spot it! games that feature images of the characters in Doc McStuffins as well as Jake and the Neverland Pirates, alongside … Continue reading

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