The Holidays are Here!

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Yesterday was Thanksgiving. That means….. today my family decorates for Christmas! My daughter loves to help put up the tree, decorate and spread cheer around the house. Last year, I went over the top and created “Daily Advent Activities” in which we did a fun family activity Phew! I’m tired even thinking about that! Not going to happen again.

December 2015 Lesson Plans

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December: The holidays are almost here! I love holiday food and visiting with my family. To make this month FLY by like Santa’s reindeer, download your free copy of my December lesson plans! They are full of free and paid items from a variety of sellers, including crafts and games. I have included my “warm up” and homework activities within

Comfort Food for the Frazzled SLP

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This school year has been especially frazzling (I hope I just created a new word there!) for me. I have possibly permanent scars on my face and arms from scratches and bites. My legs have endured (and fully recovered from) innumerable bruises. It’s been a more physical year than usual for me. And then, there is the physical destruction that

It’s snowing! (no… it’s not)

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. In my area it snows very rarely. I think maybe last winter we had a few flakes and zero snow days. But every once in a while we get a fabulous flurry and it is sooooo much fun! On that note (and knowing that some of you are probably already covered in white, cold

ASHA 2015

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I can’t believe not only that I’m going to ASHA for the first time in over 15 years, but also that I will be presenting! Aaaaack! If you are coming too, make sure to look out for this super speechie! Take a picture with me and post it to instagram with the hashtag #superpowerspeech to win a prize!   You

My Favorite Assessment Tool

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This used to be a common scene in my speech room: I finish a group, check my schedule, and see that I need to assess Johnny for upcoming IEP goals (or RTI, or informal assessment). I rush out of the room, down the three hallways to Johnny’s room and take him out of class. We walk three hallways back to

The Road to a Fabulous Week

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Although I hate spending part of my weekend getting ready for the week. Wow. What a difference it makes! Here are my “go to” tips to help you have a fabulous week! 1.  Make your lunches in advance Seriously. Just do it. This summer I bought a myriad of (affiliate link) lunch containers. I make all of my lunches on

November 2015 Lesson Plans

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November: My first day off from school! ASHA! Professor X’s birthday! It is promising to be a good month! I have included my “warm up” and homework activities within the lesson plans. I have added new lesson plans for Articulation (divided by age level). I have divided my social skills lessons into age levels/functional levels. You guys! You have GOT

Teaching Values

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Our families, schools, communities, and nations teach children values–either explicitly or implicitly. There are many pro and con arguments about whether values should be taught by anyone outside of the family. As a high-school debator, I probably could have outlined those in detail. Now however, as a tired and overworked adult, I’ll just ask you to google search the arguments

Twas the Night Before Report Cards

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Update: This post was originally posted 11/2012. The product described has been completely updated. If you already own it, make sure to download the new vision for FREE! Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  Twas the night before report cards, and all through the school All the teachers were missing, ‘cept Super Woman (that ol’ fool)   The grades

Hands On Halloween

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I love Halloween themed crafts and activities. They are full of fun and imagination and so much creativity. If I could spend the entire month doing hands on activities, I probably would! Although I cannot, maybe you can? I have put together an assortment of some of my favorite hands on crafts and sensory activities for you. Have fun and

The Road to a Fabulous Day

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This summer I read a ton of books about scheduling, making the most of your day, setting goals, and being mindful. I’m so glad that I read them over the summer because now that I’m in the midst of work chaos, I can barely think straight! I have boiled down much of my reading into 5 essential tips for having

October 2015 Lesson Plans

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I love planning for October! It is so much fun to do Halloween and monster activities with my students (even though I really don’t even celebrate Halloween myself). I have included my “warm up” and homework activities within the lesson plans. I have added new lesson plans for Articulation (divided by age level). I have divided my social skills lessons

RTI and the SLP


“Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning.” (RTI Action Network) My