Category Archives: 8 years and up

Use the Christmas Tree for Speech Therapy Carryover

It is such fun to be an itinerant speech therapist during the holidays because I get a peek into all the beautifully decorated homes. Last week I was working with a second grader on his /th/ sound while his mom … Continue reading

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Slip on a Puppet for a Great Christmas Gift for Kids

Kids are fascinated with puppets as they come alive when slipped on your fingers. Folkmanis makes some of my favorites as they often allow for movement in several places–the mouth, wings, shark’s tail or beaks. The ostrich puppet that we … Continue reading

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Do Our Kids Know What They Are Working On?

Every now and then I have to remind myself of some basics in delivering speech therapy to kids. In articulation therapy, I hear the voice and sage advice of Pam Marshalla that carryover starts in the early sessions of therapy … Continue reading

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Kids Love a Counter in Articulation Speech Therapy

I have enjoyed  using the free counting app, TxTools, in articulation therapy this week. It is especially effective with 5-8 year-old boys, HA! A little competitive I guess. We are at the reading level with a second grader working on … Continue reading

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Fun Halloween Jokes For Kids

I’ve heard more knock knock jokes this week while staying with my grandkids. Kids tell jokes in the cafeteria, in the hall, on the bus,  at the breakfast table and with playmates! Here are some cute Halloween jokes to print … Continue reading

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Kids Inventing A Halloween Cat From Hape’s Packaging

“Do you know what happens when you make a toy? It helps the world!” That’s what 6 year-old Caroline told me as she worked on her Halloween Cat toy, made from Hape’s “Minimals” toy packaging. It was fun to watch her … Continue reading

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A Precious Week With My Grandchildren, Take A Look at Home Schooling

This is such a special week as we get to spend time in the lives of some of our grandchildren. So far we have participated in home-schooling, surfing, reading to the preschool class, conducting science experiments, playing math games, catching … Continue reading

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R Sound Therapy Fun with “Roar of a Snore”

Often I happen upon a fun activity while working with a book or game for some other purpose. I was reading  Roar of a Snore by Martha Arnold with a boy to work on comprehension and answering questions related to … 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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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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