Archive | May, 2012

/S/

20 May

I’ll get back on a regular posting scheduling at some point, but for now life is busy busy busy. Just popping in to share a few /s/ materials I’ve made over the years. Hope you enjoy! S-blends to follow soon.

/s/ medial words/visual aid

final /s/ (“toss the ____”)

/s/ initial CV, CVC

/s/ powerpoint (all positions)

Dolls & Princesses.

11 May

Happy Friday!

Here are a couple of simple SMARTBoard activities. Could be used to target spatial concepts receptively or expressively, following directions, medial or final /s/ at the phrase level (Where’s the dog? In the castle/doll house), labeling furniture or rooms of the house, etc. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful weekend. I know I need to work on 5ish IEPs today, so time to get crackin’! May, you are intense.

Where Is Dora?

8 May

After spotting this activity on Speech Language Play, I printed and laminated it. Today I used it with one of my students who is just starting to answer “wh” questions consistently with visuals. I hid each box under a post-it note, so he had the added excitement of uncovering each picture scene. I was inspired to make a few similar boards of my own. You can download ones for Dora, Thomas, and Spiderman below. Head on over to Speech Language Play for a nice printout with preposition symbols.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to all the fantastic teachers out there! I know that, as a school SLP, I’ve also felt very spoiled this week and it’s fabulous. 🙂 One of my three-year-old boys came in bearing carnations today. Pretty adorable. Enjoy the treats and appreciation!


Round-Up.

3 May

Time to share a few random things I’ve made and loved this week.

Made by me: Garden SMARTBoard activity (made from the visuals I had laminated/velcroed for Muncha Muncha Muncha. Can use for labeling veggies, following multi-step directions, spatial concepts, etc) + what I sent home to parents, in case you’re looking for inspiration. Here’s a powerpoint targeting /v/ in all positions of words (very simple). A visual to help retell We’re Going on a Lion Hunt. Worksheet for medial /t/ and /d/.

Found around the web: Love this 4-step sequencing download over on Boardmaker Share. Slapples to Slapples: an Apples/Apples-ish adjective game (I just downloaded the free preview for now! Loved using it with my 4-6th grade students). And I want to take advantage of these: sequencing cards that go with books (for preK-1st grade).

And an article I loved reading: “7 Things You Don’t Know About a Special Needs Parent“.

Have a great weekend!

A to Z.

1 May

Have been trying to come up with new ways to target auditory memory and word retrieval. I would be eager to hear any of your ideas! Some of my student’s inherited goals are maybe not my favorite—targeting how many syllables are in the sentence a student can repeat back to me, for example, doesn’t feel too functional. In any case, “Free Language Stuff” is one source for inspiration on following directions tasks, which I like for having students follow spoken directions of varying complexity. Last week I played the ever-popular old-school car game “I’m going on vacation, and I’m taking apples, bananas…” with one of my students. It wound up being really interesting just to see what strategies he used to recite every item—-checking out the alphabet posted on the wall, tapping out his responses while going down the page, writing down each item, etc—-and what error patterns popped up. If it’s something that might be useful with your students, feel free to download the visual I made below! I’ll admit, I found myself craving some visual cues by the time we got to Z…