Category Archives: Language

More Preschool Speech Therapy Ideas

This week, I blogged in response to a question I got from a fellow SLP asking for ideas to keep preschoolers engaged in a speech and language lesson. As I was working with a 2 1/2 year-old today, I was … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Ideas for Preschoolers

One of the joys of having a blog is that I hear from people literally all around the world. Some are parents seeking advice for their children who have speech and language delays, some are students in grad school asking … Continue reading

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New Playmobil Sets for Language Learning

I just awarded two new Playmobil sets with the PAL Award because they generate such rich pretend play and language for learning. “My First 1.2.3 Knight’s Castle” is right in the toddler’s sweet spot. The chunks of castle turret easily … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Language, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

The SLP Toolbelt, I Got an iPad…Now What?

I know you will enjoy this guest post by Katie Kelley, SLP at  peachyspeech.com. Katie’s depth of knowledge on speech therapy apps contributes to her valuable recommendations. I work in a school district where very few SLPs have access to … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Apps, Articulation, Elementary School Age, Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Draw And Tell App For Speech Therapy

“Draw & Tell” by Duck Duck Moose is a wonderful tool for speech therapy. First you select your background paper from colors, stripes, polka dots, checkers and more. Tap the paint brush to choose your medium–stickers, dots, paint, colored pencil … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners from Thinkfun For Speech Therapy

As I was leaving to go do speech therapy the other day, I glanced down at my bag and had a quick thought that the boxes looked the same. Yes, indeed, I was off to play with kids with all … Continue reading

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anamalz Characters Great for Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we appreciate toys with several props along a theme. Kids start thinking within a category and have several characters to interact in the jungle, on the farm, or in prehistoric times. Anamalz provides darling animal characters with … Continue reading

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The Magic School Bus Attracted to Magnificent Magnets Wins PAL Award

I love the scientific method and its dependence on strong language skills. What can be more fun than to follow The Magic School Bus’ Ms. Frizzle through 8 experiments learning about magnets? This Young Scientists Kit is the newest in … Continue reading

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“Ticked Off” by R and R Games Wins PAL Award

As speech therapists we are a flexible group by trade. We have to modify materials for different kids’ ages and goals. “Ticked Off” by R and R Games is a terrific language learning game for older kids but can be … Continue reading

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“Blind Spell” Teaches in Speech Therapy

Do you want a new game for speech therapy that’s literally “out of sight?” “Blind Spell” is a fun way to reinforce spelling, teach vocabulary, and use all your fingers to spell. We had a lot of laughs and talk … Continue reading

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