Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Spoon People for Storytelling, Building Language in Therapy

What are “Spoon People” you ask? After over 35 years doing speech and language therapy, it is fun to invent something new that really works with kids. I was trying to think of a way to interest one of my … Continue reading

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Free Valentine’s Day Download Cards for Speech Therapy

Okay it is almost Valentine’s Day and I am still finding great free downloads for valentines to use with kids to make speech therapy more fun. They’re great for parents to use too for the “homemade” look for those dozens … Continue reading

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Questions on Apraxia Therapy

I notice that a number of people who come to my site are searching for and interested in information on apraxia and speech therapy for apraxia. Parents want to know when and how it is diagnosed and what kinds of … Continue reading

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Free Downloads for Valentines Day Speech Activities

We are always looking for fun free downloads to use for speech therapy activities. www.alphamom.com has been a great source for free valentines and this year they posted several options for free vintage and retro valentines for kids. Use them … Continue reading

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Using a Game to Help Word-Finding in Speech

Today I worked with a little girl who has a word-finding problem. She has difficulty naming words in categories and even understanding categories. I brought out the “Mystery Garden” game by Ravensburger. The game board is a luscious painting of … Continue reading

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Organize the Playroom for Pretend Play

One of the things that I consult with parents about is organizing their playroom. Often I see multiple deep baskets or bins that the toys are scooped up into at the end of the day. Today I was at a … Continue reading

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Books to Use with Children With Autism

I am always looking for good stories that have a simple, fun story and clear illustrations to begin working on describing pictures, re-telling a story and answering questions about the content. Some professionals who work with children with ASD asked … Continue reading

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Books on Slavery, Civil War, Language Lessons

I am working with a 5th grade student with a language disorder and she is studying the Civil War. I checked out a few books to use to work on her goals that I thought were interesting and helpful: Allen … Continue reading

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The Writing Menu, Assists Speech Therapy

Many of us speech therapists were trained to rehabilitate oral language skills and leave the written skills to the teacher or resource teacher. I still believe that my main value is in building oral language skills, which can feed right … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun with Books, Speech Therapy

I shared some of my favorite Halloween books last week and have used them when working with kids with typically developing language as well as those with auditory processing difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum. I had quite a … Continue reading

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