Room on the Broom Companion Pack!

room on broom cover page

I’m excited to introduce my newest product: Room on the Boom Vocabulary Book Companion Pack!  This is a book companion packet for the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. It’s a darling story about a witch on a broom who keeps dropping things! It’s a perfect story for October and Halloween.  Continue reading


Comprehensive, Informal Syntax Assessment!

syntax cover

I’m sooo excited to share a new product I have created with you!  It’s my Comprehensive & Informal Syntax Assessment!  Have you ever noticed there doesn’t seem to be a good, comprehensive syntax assessment anywhere!?  Standardized tests only test a handful of forms, and I have yet to find a comprehensive resource on the market, so I decided to make one!  I’m so excited about this, because there is nothing else quite like it out there (at least I haven’t been able to find anything), so I’m hoping this can be a valuable addition to your materials collection! Continue reading

Friday Faves: 8/9/13

friday favs

Here’s this week’s faves!  I know a bunch of you are headed back to school this week and next week!  Good luck with all the craziness that comes with the beginning of a school year!

1)  I wrote the second of a two-post series about phonological awareness activities.  Check it out here!

2)  Speech Time Fun posted a great series this week providing information about different target areas for speech and language.  I especially liked this post about syntax.  Thanks for the helpful information!

3)  Teach Speech 365 posted some great ideas to help with that beast of all beasts, articulation carryover!  Check it out here.

4)  Tatyana from Smart Speech Therapy wrote a fantastic post about the importance of Differential Diagnosis.  It’s such a great reminder to all of us to take the time to get it right!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson
A Utah Speech Therapist

Friday Faves: 8/2/13

For some crazy reason, my Friday Faves image won’t upload.  So, here’s my Friday Faves without my “Friday Faves.”  Please forgive.  🙂

1) The Speech Place wrote an awesome post about using comic strips in therapy.  I love this idea!  Why didn’t I think of it?!  No matter, I started collecting comic strips this week and I am filing them away to use later with my language kids!

2) Rae’s Speech Spot has a verbs packet FREEBIE at her TPT store.  It’s a great little packet, and you can find it here!

3)  Jen from Crazy Speech World wrote a guest post for Playing With Words 365 about doing speech practice in the car.  Love this idea, because I think it could work well for so many parents!

4) Speech 2 U wrote a fantastic post about using the game MASH to target categorization in therapy!  Did you ever play MASH in elementary school?  I did, all the time, but I’d completely forgotten about the game until I saw this great post.  What a great idea!

That’s it, have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson
A Utah Speech Therapist

Friday Faves: 7/26/13

friday favs

Here’s this weeks faves!

1) Speech Universe has a great pronoun FREEBIE!

2) Simply Speech has a great rhyming FREEBIE!

3) NW Speech Therapy has a great post about using pacing boards in therapy.

4) Speech Room News has started a linky party for SLPs to list their favorite therapy games.  If you need some game ideas, this is a great place to start!

5) The Speech Place has a great, easy, fun therapy idea: Clothespin bowling!

6) Kim at Activity Tailor posted a great idea for fluency therapy!  I love the idea of these fluency tower mats!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson
A Utah Speech Therapist

Friday Favs: 7/12/13

friday favs
Here’s my favorite finds from this week!

1) LOVE this post by Mia from Putting Words In Your Mouth about coarticulation!  I’d never thought of articulation in this context before, but it’s really true!  Every sound we say is affected by other sounds around it.  She’s posted a free /th/ list, and I can’t wait for the others to come out! Continue reading

Friday Favs: 7/5/13

friday favs

Wow, summer is flying by!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day!  My family and I spent the day swimming and attending a family BBQ, then we all went to Utah’s Stadium of Fire.  It’s the biggest event of the year here, and it’s awesome!  Kelly Clarkson performed followed by a fantastic fireworks display.  We had a great time!  Here’s my favorite finds from this week! Continue reading

Friday Favs: 5/10/13

I would just like to start out by saying HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my sweet husband!   We’ve been married 5 years today, and it’s the best decision I ever made!  The 2nd best decision was to suffer through grad school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist!  My career as an SLP has shaped my life and has completely changed the way I view the world.  With that in mind, here’s my Favs from this week! Continue reading

Making Descriptive Sentences for an Easter Activity

Found this on the blog, “In Spontaneous Speech.” It’s a great, easy, and versatile activity for building sentences. Go to her blog to download the activity for free.  Gotta love free, easy activities!



Aersta Acerson

A Utah Speech Therapist

In Spontaneous Speech

I have five days left before Spring Break and I realized Easter is coming faster than I thought.  It will be done when we come back from Spring Break and I haven’t even pulled out the plastic Easter eggs.   The  Easter eggs always add a  little variety to the speech therapy sessions. In preparation for this,  I updated the Descriptive Sentences Activity that is in the Expressive Language section.  It now has 20 basic sentences and I added color and visual cues to the spinner.  It is free at the TPT store here.  I will print out the basic sentences and insert them in the eggs.  The students will pull them out and spin the spinner to make  more elaborate sentences.  If they succeed they will keep the egg.  If not, it will get thrown back into the basket.  I will give some sort of little prize to…

View original post 6 more words