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

Behavior Management

How to Manage Challenging Behaviors in Children

Try this... Recognize behaviors as a form of communication: Child bites-he is frustrated but does not have the language to tell youPraise positive behaviors: "I love how you are sitting in your chair with your feet on the floor"Be direct and specific: "Put your feet on the floor"Ignore unwanted behavior (when possible)Clearly state expectations before… Continue reading How to Manage Challenging Behaviors in Children

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

Feeding

Where to Start With Feeding Therapy and Dealing with Picky Eaters

During my first year of grad school, I was assigned to work with a client that required feeding therapy. I had no idea where to begin or what to do. I did A LOT of research and created some helpful materials along the way! I am not claiming to be an expert...I have SO much… Continue reading Where to Start With Feeding Therapy and Dealing with Picky Eaters

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

Therapy Ideas

Tips to Make Articulation Therapy Fun and Effective

Articulation Therapy When I provide articulation therapy, I do so using a drill like approach. My goal is to get as many productions as possible, while still providing specific feedback. I aim for at least 100 productions each session. Tip #1: Choose reinforcers and activities that are quick The goal is to get as many… Continue reading Tips to Make Articulation Therapy Fun and Effective