April Lesson Plans 2015

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April means rain! And flowers! And other lovely things! Here’s what I’ll be doing in April. Feel free to download my FREE lesson plans. I have combined paid and free products along with crafts and other ideas.   And as a special April freebie for you, I created another cute way to practice verb tenses (click on the picture to

Work Systems for Early Learners

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I’ve been having a rough year with some of my early language learners in a self-contained classroom. Keeping them engaged for a 30 minute speech session was just not working. Instead they would protest by throwing all the materials, screaming, attacking themselves or others, or running away. Not great thearpy conditions. Many data entiries were “Screaming. Would not work, “or

How to Make Your Own Core Communication Flip Book

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There was much inquiry into my core communication flip book from last week’s post about Engaging Early Language Learners!¬† I modeled¬† this particular book modeled from one at our Autism regional program. It is not for sale because of Mayer Johnson copyright terms. If you are interested in buying core communication boards, The Dabbling Speechie and Speechy Musings both have

Engaging Early Language Learners

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If there is one thing I have learned, it is that my earliest language learners will NOT just sit nicely at a table or at circle time and say their words/sounds. They need to move and interact and somehow be involved. They like to see completion and know they are done. They need a lot of visual support. Here are

Thinking About Others – A Family Affair

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Disclaimer: “Thinking About Others” is a term used by Michele Garcia Winner. To read more about this term and her awesome social thinking methods, visit her website here. I am the mother to two gorgeous children. Although they were born in Korea, they are American in every way possible. Unfortunately, this also includes the fact that they often feel entitled.

What’s in Your Cart Linky Party!

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Hurray!! A sale at last! My cart is starting to fill up and I know I have so many more things to add! Here are my SLP suggestions for your cart from some of my besties: This is such a brilliant idea that I’m embarrassed that I didn’t think of it first: Story in a can! I’m a huge fan

March Lesson Plans 2015

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This March, I will be concentrating on St. Patrick’s Day and one of my favorite books, Daisy Comes Home. Here’s what I’ll be doing in March. Feel free to download my FREE lesson plans. I have combined paid and free products along with crafts and other ideas. Speech and Language Homework for a Year Social Communication Homework for a Year

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This was originally posted 9/18/08 and is being re-posted as part of the Chicken Soup for the SLP Soul blog hop!   Clipart by Krista Wallden @ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden One of my students is a gorgeous little princess-like girl who is severely language delayed. I spent her entire Kindergarten year trying to figure her out. I probed, tested, guessed, talked to

The Three Snow Bears

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I absolutely adore Jan Brett stories. The illustrations, vocabulary, and story make them top notch. Not surprisingly, I have developed many Speech Therapy Book Companions to go with her books. I decided a few months ago that I wanted to update my book companions, beginning with hers. But before I did this massive overhaul, I had one new companion that

Special Novels that Educators will <3

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This post contains Amazon links. I adore reading. Last year, I somehow managed to read 55 books in spite of my crazy schedule. I especially love fictional books containing strong, awesome characters (who happen to have disabilities)! These books contain similar themes to last week’s post, Special Chapter Books that Educators will <3, but with slightly more adult themes. The

Special Chapter Books that Educators Will <3

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This post contains Amazon links. I adore reading. Last year, I somehow managed to read 55 books in spite of my crazy schedule. Youth and YA chapter books are some of my favorites. I especially love books containing strong, awesome characters (who happen to have disabilities)! The following is a list of books that I personally have read and adored.

Lunar New Year Bundle

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Did you know that over 20% of the world’s population lives in China? Did you know that 75% of my family is Asian? How much do you and your students know about Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese culture? This year Chinese Lunar New Year is February 19th. Get your caseload ready for the biggest celebration in the culture with some really

Language Informal Assessment

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An interview with the Super Author/Creator: Reporter: Good evening Miss Super Woman. I have a copy of your brand new “Language Informal Assessment” and I’d love to ask you a few questions. May I? Super Woman: Sure. Ask away. Reporter: I’m wondering why you created this product and how it will help you within your speech setting? Super Woman: Well…

February Lesson Plans 2015

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This February, I will be concentrating on Valentine’s Day, Presidents, and Lunar New Year. Here’s what I’ll be doing in February. Feel free to download my FREE lesson plans. I have combined paid and free products along with crafts and other ideas. Plus, a fun freebie for you to use anytime this winter (great for kids with limited verbal skills