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February 12, 2017

Activity of the Week: 1/30/17

This week we did a variety of activities.  To begin, my special forces students began to get some nice reviews of some Valentine's Day vocabulary with the Speech Room News interactive books.  I just love her materials in case you haven't figured it out--I use her therapy tools ALL the time.  It's nice to know that other SLP's use similar materials and do similar activities. Here are a few snapshots of my students working with these books:

Other students got to work on the interactive and leveled language and vocabulary notebook by Nicole Allison. Our focus this week was on using and understanding prefixes and how they are added to words to change the meaning of the base word. This is a new focus of our school for ELA understanding and so I hope to do the suffixes portion of this book soon to round out the concepts.  The book is printed and I placed the pages within plastic sleeves so the students can write on the pages and then erase their work.  

Other students working on articulation, fluency, or other goals had different activities to focus on. My fluency student has her own binder by SLP Peachie Speechie that we've been working through. I LOVE how it has pages on discussion/myths about stuttering, visual tools to rate herself, and other practice pages.  Here, take a look at what we've done so far:

My favorite part about this binder is the set of visual aides so my student can rate her own speech performance AND pick out what therapy technique she wants to practice.

I pulled out my big Super Duper book of Articulation and my speech students got to work on various words, phrases, sentences, and conversational practice while playing the game Candy Land.  I don't normally play games in therapy but every once in awhile I will pull one out to get less structured practice.  

I also have some other speech students that are going through more of a cycles approach to therapy treatment.  We have been working through some awesome articulation flip books by Speech is Sweet.  Gosh, I sound like an SLP TPT add, but I promise all materials were purchased by me and are rated and reviewed by me on this blog.  I will always add a disclaimer if I was offered to try a product at no cost to me.  Anyway, here are a few snapshots of our work on these flipbooks:

Last, I have a student working on using proper verb tenses (present, future, past) so we used these Flip n Clip pages from Teach Speech 365 (I bought the bundle).  Normally you use a laundry clip to clip the right answer but I just had my student point to the right answer and read the whole sentence out loud without the clip to save time.  

To spice up the activity, we played a round of Cootie to keep things interesting. My student LOVED it!  I haven't played this game in awhile and it was a short and fun game that was easy to set up, play, and put away--something that is important when looking at incorporating games into therapy.

Happy speeching!

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