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

Super Power Speech Newsletter

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EDIT (1/23/15): Due to many technical issues, I am no longer going to be able to do the monthly newsletter. HOWEVER, I will be putting secret links in a few of my future blog posts for free items. PLEASE subscribe via email (in that blue box to the right with my alter-ego) to download this freebie!! After you subscribe, email

Circle Time in a Minimally Verbal Classroom #3

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All long time ago and very, very far away from my current location, I got my first job as an SLP. In addition to many students in the general education setting, I served two severely impaired classrooms. In one class, the students spent much of the day on side liers being tube fed and given cause/effect buttons. This class had

Living in a Minecraft World

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What is Minecraft? My 11 year old has abandoned me for a “better” source of entertainment and comfort. It’s a computer game that millions of others are obsessed with: Minecraft. He lives, breathes, and obsesses over Minecraft. He is now using Minecraft vocabulary in his everyday language. He is changing friendships based on his online buddies. Is it all bad?

Circle Time in a Minimially Verbal Classroom #2

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Circle time! Last month, I went through how I do circle time in my Kindergarten self-contained classroom. The students there are minimally or non-verbal. You can read the post here. In this post, I will go through how I do circle in my 1-3rd grade self-contained classroom. Most of these students have verbal skills and are speaking in 4-5 word

How to Create Social Skills Videos

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In the last month, I have gone from zero knowledge of how to make an iMovie, to making 5 of them! It has been a fun and engaging process for me and (most of) the students! One student keeps asking when HE will get to be the “star” of the show! Although most of my videos have involved Social Skills

Circle Time in a Minimally Verbal Classroom #1

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Circle time is my baby. When I started my current job in 2002 and had one class of highly-impacted and self-contained students, I knew I wanted to lead the class in some way. Circle became my “thing”. I now serve three self-contained classes and do circle in each of them. Each classroom’s circle looks somewhat different from the others because

2015 Peace and Goals

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I was inspired by Susannah Conway to determine a “word of the year“. The idea behind this is to not have specific goals, but rather a broad life goal to work towards. Although I loved the idea, I know that I need specific goals to keep myself motivated and check off my list. Based on the terrible national and world

Vacation in Vegas


I did it! I just completed my first trip to Vegas. In winter. With kids. With a chronically ill spouse. For an in-law family reunion. I had a great time, although I really, really wish it were warm enough for me to walk around without a hat, scarf, and winter coat. I was staring longingly into the amazing looking (un-used)

January Speech Lesson Plans 2015

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Hurray! Only one more week of school before winter break! But that means…. time to start planning for January NOW! Here’s what I’ll be doing in January. Feel free to download my FREE lesson plans here. I have combined paid and free products along with crafts and other ideas. As an extra¬† gift, I have created an adorable freebie for

A-Z Alphabet Books for Me!


  I am so excited about my newest product. In fact, I’ve been using parts of it since October! This product follows the “letter of the week” that my self-contained clsses have as a theme. What I love about this book is that there are 26 books (Yep, TWENTY SIX) that are loaded with that letter. They are short, follow

What’s in Your Cart Cyber Monday 2014!


On December 1st and 2nd (2014), there will be a great sale on TpT. Most sellers will put their entire store on 20% off. The holiday BONUS is that if you use the code “TPTCYBER” during check-out, you will get an additional 8% off! Woot! Time to stock up and buy TpT gifts for yourself and your colleagues!   What

December Speech Lesson Plans 2014

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I love the holidays! I can’t wait to put up my tree and start wrapping my homemade gifts! As my gift to you….You can download your FREE lesson plans for December here. These plans are separated by level (Level 1: grades K-1, Level 2: grades 2-3, Level 3: grades 4-5, PreK: early language developing, Social: elementary age social skills). They