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Showing posts from January, 2018

Valentine's Day Mysteries!

Valentine's Day is approaching soon and like any good SLP I've been working my heart-themed activities since last week! I absolutely love a theme - no surprise there - and so it was a simple decision to create a Valentine's Day version of my mysteries.

If you're unfamiliar with my thematic mysteries I suggest you check out this blog post or this blog post  to review my Thanksgiving and Christmas mystery packs. These are great, no-prep ways to target higher order language.

There are 6 different mysteries in the pack and students must make predictions, draw conclusions, and make inferences to solve the mystery. There are also excellent opportunities to target new vocabulary, especially thematic vocabulary for each holiday (dove, cupid, etc.)

Since I plan on continuing my mystery series, I did put together a growing bundle which you can find here on TpT. The bundle will get updated with each mystery series as I create them.

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Carryover Handout for the /s/ Sound

Most therapists will tell you that at-home carryover is where the magic happens! This is why we spend countless hours printing homework to go into the speech notebook and chatting with parents about how to elicit sounds.

Lately I've been spending a lot of time on /s/ with my kids and their parents. I found myself explaining all my tips and tricks in parent-friendly language time and time again. A lot of times my explanations and demonstrations were successful. However, many times I found a confused look on parents faces as I started to explain where the tongue should go, the alveolar ridge, etc. - but I'm not surprised! Things we think of naturally as an SLP do not even cross the minds of people who are not SLPs. The alveolar ridge is our home base, however for most non-SLPs it's simply a bump in their mouth where they might get a pizza burn.

I went back to what always works - a visual - and put together this handout to help reinforce all the tricks of the trade. Originall…