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Everything You Need to Know About Speech: A Parent Hand-out (FREEBIE)

Today I sat down to switch around the parent letter that I send out every year. It's a pretty basic introduction letter stating who I am, what your child will need, and asking to send back a permission slip to have food in speech. I find that each year I have to explain the concept of Speech to many parents, and reinforce the idea of the "Speech Notebook". I have pretty much the same conversation at meet-the-teacher every year, and I decided it's time to change that!

I want my parents to be informed! I want them to know about the Speech Notebook and do the homework! I want to live in a wondrous, Speech-land where everyone knows I'm a "Speech-Language Pathologist" and not the "Speech Teacher"! ....Yeah right, I'm a realist. I know that school is hectic, homework is insane, and that often Speech falls to the bottom of the to-do list because there's just. so. much. However, I strive everyday to do the best for my kiddos and be the best "Speech person/teacher/lady" I can be!

So, without further ado, here's the handout I created to help increase awareness about what the heck Speech is and why my kid keeps coming home with this marble notebook:

I decided to keep it simple and talk about the following:

-What Happens in Speech?
-What is the "Speech Notebook"?
-How Can I Practice at Home?
-How is Behavior Management Handled in Speech?
-Technology Use in Speech

The handouts are pretty self-explanatory, and I did try to make them as universal as possible. It seems we all use a similar format in our Speech Rooms, but personalize it to our liking.

You can download these hand-outs HERE on TpT for FREE!

Have a WONDERFUL year!

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