Phonological Processes, Therapy Ideas, Uncategorized

Plan your Therapy Session Using the Cycles Approach

Cluster Reduction Rule: Two sounds need to stick together Visual: Two friends holding hands -ps Target word:Activity Ideas:Carrier Phrase:hops/jumpsbook about bunnygame that pops out"He ____""Lets see if he ____"hoopsobstacle course with hula hoops"You are jumping through the___"stopsany game you can turn on/off"It____""When I push the button it ____"cupsmake a tower out of cupstrow balls/objects into… Continue reading Plan your Therapy Session Using the Cycles Approach

My Favorites, Therapy Ideas

My Favorite Games for Preschool Aged Children to Promote Language

Games are a great way to work with multiple children at once while targeting a variety of goals. Games are also a great way to target turn taking, social skills, and requesting. https://amzn.to/2ZzCGOJ https://amzn.to/37t1P2c https://amzn.to/3drIAJV https://amzn.to/3upULNE https://amzn.to/3azjw1H https://amzn.to/3azmjbi https://amzn.to/3duLptK https://amzn.to/2M5fpkE https://amzn.to/37qzJob https://amzn.to/3pziEyE https://amzn.to/37rQ8Zh https://amzn.to/37vnEOF https://amzn.to/3s9JCyj https://amzn.to/3pDbcSS https://amzn.to/2ZKNb25 https://amzn.to/3br0tGp https://amzn.to/3br0Lgt https://amzn.to/3dvDXPk https://amzn.to/2OJwNfJ *Disclaimer these are affiliate… Continue reading My Favorite Games for Preschool Aged Children to Promote Language

Phonological Processes, Therapy Ideas

How to use the Cycles Approach to Reduce the Occurrence of Cluster Reduction: St- Activity Guide

Why phonological therapy? Phonological therapy is best for children that use phonological processes to simplify their speech. These children need to be taught a specific rule, not specific sounds. Teaching children a specific rule (ex: 2 sounds go together-clusters) rather than teaching the articulatory placement for every cluster results in faster progress. What is cluster… Continue reading How to use the Cycles Approach to Reduce the Occurrence of Cluster Reduction: St- Activity Guide

Language Processing, Therapy Ideas

How to Target Language Processing Skills Using Google

I came up with this idea when working with middle school aged students that had language processing goals. I was working on categories with these students as well as describing. I wanted to work on their goals in a functional and meaningful way rather than just asking them to name what category a banana belonged… Continue reading How to Target Language Processing Skills Using Google

Green Screen, Teletherapy, Thematic Units, Therapy Ideas, Uncategorized

Holiday Green Screen Virtual Activities and Video Demonstration

I have created some fun winter and Christmas virtual learning activities! I also recorded videos demonstrating how I use these activities in therapy with preschool students and how they can be adapted for a variety of ages and goal areas. Buy Buy BUY BUY Build a Snowman... Ideas on how to use: reinforcer/motivationvocabulary- snow, snowball,… Continue reading Holiday Green Screen Virtual Activities and Video Demonstration

Green Screen, Teletherapy, Thematic Units, Therapy Ideas

Engaging iSpy Activity With a Magic Magnifying Glass

Here is an easy, fun, and engaging way to play iSpy virtually using the magic of a green screen! How to: For this "green screen" activity it is important that you do not have a green screen behind you!Make your magnifying glass...I found one at the dollar store and I put green duct tape in… Continue reading Engaging iSpy Activity With a Magic Magnifying Glass

Green Screen, Teletherapy, Thematic Units, Therapy Ideas

Make a Jack-o-Lantern Green Screen

I told my students they were going to help me carve a pumpkin and they immediately got excited! I have used this activity with all of my preschool students and have managed to target a variety of goals! What do you need? Green screen (mine is felt)Cut out shapes (I used a die cut machine)Sticky… Continue reading Make a Jack-o-Lantern Green Screen

Green Screen, Teletherapy, Thematic Units, Therapy Ideas

Interactive Magic Floating Objects-Spooky Scenes

Fun Halloween themed activity that my students are LOVING! What you will need... Green background (table cloth from the dollar store, felt, a green sheet)Paint sticks (I found extra long sticks at Walmart)Green duct tape (make sure it is the same shade of green as your background for best results)object cut outsbackground images uploaded to… Continue reading Interactive Magic Floating Objects-Spooky Scenes

Thematic Units, Therapy Ideas

Spooky Halloween Sensory Bin Using Spaghetti

I love incorporating sensory bins into therapy sessions! Sensory bins provide endless opportunities to elicit language from children of all ages. I used this sensory bin with children ages 3-12 and it was a hit with every age! How To Make: https://videopress.com/v/DF9G7nr3?autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Cook spaghetti noodles (do not overcook or they will become mushy)Drain noodles and… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Sensory Bin Using Spaghetti

Teletherapy, Therapy Ideas

Go to Therapy Material and Motivator for Young Kids

My favorite therapy material is a water balloon pump! These can be found at a variety of stores, but I linked the one I have from amazon here ($14.99). What goals can I target? You can target almost ANY goal with this simple activity! Joint attention: Cause and effect toys and activities are a great… Continue reading Go to Therapy Material and Motivator for Young Kids