Friday Faves: 8/30/13

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Have a great weekend!

1)  Founds this great post on how to organize speech centers to manage large groups.

2)  SLP 123 has posted 6 very helpful Back to School forms.  And they’re FREE!

3)  Speech 2 U wrote a great post with some helpful hints on how to teach eye contact.  We all know how tricky that skill can be!

4)  Liz has a fun FREEBIE: custom chipper chat boards with kids’ favorite characters.  How fun!

5)  Communication Station wrote a great post with tips for speech therapy for preschoolers.  Check it out here!

6)  Speech Chick shared some tips for teaching /k/, and teaching body language.

7)  Quart Size Communicators has some darling forms to help you stay organized during the school year!  And it’s FREE!

Until next time,

Aersta

Friday Faves: 8/16/13

friday favs

Here are my faves from the week.  Have a great weekend!

1)  I found this great SLP goal bank with hundreds of different speech & language goals.  Check it out here. Continue reading

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 Favs: 4/19/13

friday favs

All right y’all, here’s this week’s installment of “Friday Favs!”

1.  Quia.com is an awesome, FREE website for educators!  You can search for games, worksheets, etc that other educators have created and use them for your students!  Several SLPs have accounts, so there are lots of activities that are speech related.  Be aware that you do have to pay a yearly fee if you want to create your own activities.

2.  The Communication Station posted a great freebie this week!  It’s a social inferencing activity to help students identify events that are expected and not expected.  Check it out!

3.  The Peachie Speechie posted this week about a darling activity called “I mustache you a question!”  It’s a conversation game using fake mustaches.  Such a fun and simple idea, and so engaging for the kids!

4.  Here’s a great freebie from Speechy Musings!  It’s a packet of several short stories containing figurative language.  Talk about a great way to help generalize those idioms you’re students have been working on!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson

A Utah Speech Therapist

Speech Bubbles

Here’s a great idea I found on another speech blog website.  This activity helps children learn how to make inferences, use theory of mind, and formulate and write complete and grammatically correct sentences.  Simply find pictures of people doing something (ie, washing a car, doing dishes, hiking, etc), and then have the children create a conversation bubble and write a sentence from the point of view of the person in the picture.  It’s also a cheap, engaging activity that can be done over and over! I love it, it’s the perfect speech activity!

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speech bubble

I found these big dry erase speech bubbles at the Target dollar section and individual speech bubbles at the dollar section at Wal-mart before school started.  I had the individual speech bubbles laminate so we could use dry erase markers on them.  My students love this activity.  I give each of them a card from my Webber Photo Cards Story Starters.  They have to look at the picture and infer on what is being said in the photo.  They then have to write at least one sentence that could be used the in conversation of the picture.

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