I've been into cooking in my sessions lately! It's fun, it's easy, and you can target a lot of goals in one lesson. This edition of Charbroiled Speech focuses on brownies and folklore! An odd combination, but it turns out that a Brownie is actually a fictional character in Scottish and English folklore! I had the kids writing their own folk stories, developing characters, and making inferences about what else could be a "brownie".
Check out the download HERE and of course, let me know how it goes!!!
This summer I pledged that I would work with more of the little little guys in my private practice - early intervention and preschool age. I love this age group and really missed working with them (currently I see preK through second grade in a school setting). Working in a home-based environment is incredible because of all of the great parent-training we get to do. I love being able to explain and show exactly what I'm doing and the strategies I'm using.
As all SLPs know, with this age group we are doing a lot of self and parallel talk. Sometimes I leave my half-hour sessions out of breath! Of course, talking is never an issue for an SLP!! I find that my parents are talking to their child, however their language needs to be modified, or they need to present things differently (i.e., giving options to elicit more language vs. yes/no questions).
I created this parent handout to familiarize my parents with what I'm doing and to emphasize effective carryover. I like to say …
With the crazy weather here in NY (see house pic nightmare of snow!) I wanted to share my adapted free book for winter clothing! This will be one of those short, late-night posts, so I apologize! I wanted to make sure this one got out to you guys!
I created this for use with an AAC device, but it really can be utilized for so much more! I've also used this activity to target vocabulary with an ESL student, following directions with a student targeting auditory comprehension, and as an introduction to the topic of winter!
The options are endless! Plus, I wanted to make this a freebie since I know I have been using tons of awesome freebies on TpT from fellow bloggers - gotta give back!
Click HERE to download this freebie adapted book on TpT!
Working on appropriate pragmatics is pretty much a daily occurrence in my speech room. I'm sure it's not so different in yours! Some of my kiddos are having a hard time with when it's OK to laugh and when it's not. They often think they're being silly when laughing at a peer who is struggling to answer. One of my students was upset when someone laughed at him, but enjoyed laughing at others.
I created this social story using photos found on google images, which is why I'm sharing it using google drive and not TpT. I don't own the photos, therefore I won't sell my product and break any copyright stuff :)
The packet you can download for free contains the printable social story, worksheets to accompany it, and take home worksheets.
It's a great way to get your kids to understand when it's OK and not OK to laugh!
You can download this packet off of my google drive HERE for free :)