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Fronting /k/ and /g/ Packet using the Cycles Approach - FREE until Friday!

Recently there's been a lot of talk about the Cycles Approach when I'm going to my monthly Speech meetings. I'm always interested to hear about articulation/phonology techniques, no matter how new or classic they may be.

The Cycles Approach was one of those things we breezed over in graduate school. I knew the basics, but was unsure how to implement it. Recently I added a preK student to my caseload, and thought this might be the best approach to remediate the fronting that was going on.

I created this packet to try to make the approach easy, kid-friendly, and cohesive. Since the approach follows such a structured schedule during a session, I thought it would be great to make them print-n-practice style items. The auditory bombardment words can be hole punched and put onto a binder ring, and the printable black and white practice sheets make it simple to use both in therapy and as homework.

My favorite part about this packet is the auditory bombardment cariboo cards! I'm…

The Hat by Jan Brett Modified Book for AAC - FREE this weekend!

So, if you're keeping up with me on instagram (@practicallyspeeching) and Facebook - which I hope you are! You've been seeing how hard we're working for the bulletin board using "The Hat" by Jan Brett! I think by February we're going to become Hedgehogs lol

Anyways, in my attempt to integrate everything into AAC and one of my student's devices, I decided to create a modified version of "The Hat". I've been seeing a lot of the same format on the slp blogs, and I think it's pretty genius. Having the story book attached to the page that holds the manipulative - seriously, brilliant.

So for this one, I placed little statements on each page so you can follow along or use the manipulatives however which way you choose!

Each page is a short summary of how the story goes along, and you can target a slew of goals including following directions, naming animals, sorting, object identification, sequencing, etc!

Best of all, this is now FREE for a li…

"The Hat" by Jan Brett - Sequencing and Perspective Taking

Hey all! Hope you had a lovely Monday back at work...and by lovely I mean it went quick and you drank enough coffee :) We are continuing to work on "The Hat" by Jan Brett, and I have tried to expand the book to make it more accessible for my kiddos needs this year. Last year's packet that I created seems to be a little too "high" for what I'm trying to target, so I scaled back and went back to basics with this one.

This packet focuses on sequencing the events in the story using beginning, middle, and end for my
kinders and firsties. We are really working on stretching the story, giving details, and not just telling me "Hedgie gets rid of his hat!" when I ask what happens in the story. I have a lovely bulletin board coming up, so I'm hoping to use my cute craftivity to display their hard work!

The craftivity jumps off of the sequencing chart where the kids have to illustrate b/m/e and also write keywords or events on the lines below. We have be…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Practically Speeching! I hope you enjoyed this wonderful break and holiday season! I know I did, judging by the fact that I haven't blogged since Dec 18! Eek!

I go back to work on Monday, and today is a snowy Saturday in NY - that means it's time to get back to business! I left off with the kiddos using my Holiday Synonym Packet before we went home for break, so I may finish up the packet and ride the Santa wave for one more week!

With my kiddos who I finished the packet with, I'm going to use a packet from last year and work on "The Hat" by Jan Brett. I don't like to reuse the same books every year, but I only read this with my second graders last year, and they've since moved up to the other SLP in my building! This packet has EVERYTHING in it. You can find the post on it from last year on the blog here! The gist is:

-"Story socks" for sorting the characters
-Cards with all the characters
-A Timeline to organize the characters