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November 2015

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My Healthy Meal- Articulation Activity

My son made this awesome project in preschool today and I thought this could be made into a speech therapy activity. You can target so many goals with something so simple. All you need is a paper plate and a bunch of weekly grocery ads. Each kid today at school made a plate with their favorite healthy foods and they called it their healthy meal. We can change this and target different articulation goals. For example you can ask the kids to cut out pictures of all foods that have the letter /s/ or /r/ in them and you can call it my “S Plate” or “R plate.” This is an easy and fun way to help children with their articulation goals in speech or at home. You can even send it home for homework. You get the idea! Just use your imagination and put anything on that plate. You can even target food categories. 

And here is a picture of their cute Farmer’s Market at school! I just love it.

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Birthday Countdown: Day 7-It’s My Birthday!!

We’ve made it to the last day of The Birthday Countdown Giveaway and my birthday is finally here. What better way to celebrate than with a storewide sale (28% off) in TpT store and a great end of the giveaway prize. 
Here’s what you can win:
-Plum Paper Teacher Planner
-Erin Condren Teacher Cover
-Hello Coffee reusable coffee tumble
-Holiday Sticker pack– I love using these for barrier games in my Speech Room and they’re my favorite holiday stickers of all time
-Energel Pens-My staple pen of choice which may people try to “accidentally” take because they love writing with it so much
To win today’s ultimate prize, you must have entered in each of the prior days’ giveaways. I have been keeping track of who has entered and followed the instructions appropriately. You must have also reposted my original post on instagram regarding the giveaway from 10/31. 

For today’s question, what was your most memorable birthday and why?
Thank you so much for sharing in this birthday celebration with me. I can’t wait to see what this year has to bring. Last year flew by in a whirlwind with having planned a wedding but this year I look forward to enjoying the joys of marriage, friendship, work, and life. 

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Birthday Countdown: Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of #thebirthdaycountdowngiveaway! Sorry this post is coming to you a little late. For today’s prize, I wanted to share a resource with you that I’ve talked about countless times. Teachers Pay Teachers is an amazing outlet in which other SLPs, SLPAs, or SLPs to be can share their creative talents. I know when I was first starting out that many of these materials were the only ones I could afford. Even though I’m able to afford some of the more expensive materials out there now, TpT is still my go to because I find that these products are exactly what I was looking to use with my students specifically. Products by fellow SLPs help to fill the gaps that some of the other materials out there have. Plus why not support a fellow SLP.
For today’s entry, leave a comment below with what product you would like to see on sale for tomorrow’s SLP Monthly Must have sale. If you haven’t heard about this sale, definitely check this sale out on TpT tomorrow. SLPs will be putting on product in their store for 50% off just for that day only. I’m deciding to throw an additional sale to celebrate my birthday. So be sure to check out my store tomorrow for 28% EVERYTHING! 🙂

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Birthday Countdown: Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of #thebirthdaycountdowngiveaway!
Today I wanted to talk to you about a company called I Can Do Apps. Not only are these apps fantastic for therapy use but the
app creators are individuals who you can really tell care about this population
of children that we work with. Some of my favorite apps from them include: Guess
What, Guess Who, and Guess Where. The various clues that they provide align the
goals we have been working on and I love using this in conjunction with the
Expanding Expression Tool (EET). The emotions app is only that I often reach
for as well. It gives you the ability to choose the level that you want to work
at—identifying the picture with the emotion, identifying the emotion with the
picture, identifying the picture based on the scenario + emotion (my favorite
level), identifying the picture with label based on scenario, and identifying
the picture based on the scenario. This app company provides countless
opportunities to teach the concepts within my student’s zone of proximal
development while still being motivating and fun for them.
*For today’s
question, head over to their website here and let me know what app you would
love to try out from them. (limit $2.99)

Disclaimer: Some of
the apps from this company that I own were provided to me from the creators;
however, I personally purchased more apps from them and the prize for today’s
giveaway was personally purchased. I am not paid for this review and it is my
honest opinion. I am not receiving compensation other than the free apps they
provided me with. 

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Birthday Countdown: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of #thespeechchicksbirthdaycountdown ! 
Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite apps that elicits so much language in therapy as well as something that the students are extremely motivated to work for. I love using the Toca Boca Tea Party and Store app in therapy. They provide countless opportunities for turn-taking, use of expanded language, and following directions. Check out the youtube videos below to take a peek into these apps. 
Comment below with your answer to today’s question. For today’s questions, what Toca Boca app are you the most interested in trying out? Today’s winner will win 1 free Toca Boca app (limit $2.99). Head to their website Toca Boca Apps to learn more!

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V-B Minimal Pair Words

We have all heard that kiddo who says “best” for “vest” or “bacuum” for “vacuum.” Some kids have a difficult time producing the /v/ sound and often substitute this sound with the /b/ sound because /b/ is just so much easier to pronounce! We made a small packet with V-B minimal pair words to bring attention to the /v/ sound. 
the words that start with the /v/ sound in the top row, then ask your child to repeat
these words. If the child says “best” for “vest,” stop the child and bring attention to
the difference in these words. Explain that “vest” is something you wear and it is
different than the word “best.”
Continue modeling each word and help the child realize that by substituting /b/
for the /v/ sound,
each word changes its meaning.

Click here to download the packet: V-B Minimal Pair Words

How to teach the V sound: Click here!

Want more /v/ words for practice? Click here!