Thursday, April 23, 2015

Better Hearing and Speech Flip/Flap Information hand out.

Hi,

It's Kelly from Speech2U.  I'm a little obsessed with flip/flap books.  They are pretty simple to make-and my clients and students love them.  I'm excited to share a flip/flap book I made for Better Hearing and Speech month.



Head on over to my BLOG to get your free copy!



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Multiple Meanings for Spring!

Oh my word! Is your April crazy, too? All I want to do is take a nap every afternoon. But there are deadlines to meet, my untrained dog who gets off the leash, and allergies. So I hope you will forgive me for re-using one of my freebies that was in a blog hop. It's designed for easy prep AND included a homework sheet! Here you go - Multiple Meanings for Spring {Freebie}!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rainy Day Synonyms!

Rain rain go away come again another day...these little speechies wanna play...rain rain go away!


Cheer up and come grab this freebie over on my blog! Click HERE!


Voice Disorders Freebie- One Month To A Healthier Voice Calendar

Hello! The month of May is fast approaching and May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!  It is a special month that has been designated to help increase the awareness about Shanda and I's chosen profession that we love so very much- Speech Language Pathology! Better Hearing & Speech Month has inspired us to share this voice freebie with everyone we know, and especially the teachers who use their voices a tremendous amount during their working days!  Did you know that speech- language pathologists help to diagnose and treat voice disorders?  

What is a Voice Disorder?

A voice disorder can be defined as a problem involving abnormal pitch, loudness or quality of the sound produced by the larynx, more commonly known as the voice box (ASHA PDF 1). A person may have a voice disorder or dysphonia (medical term) if the change in the voice has occurred for at least two weeks and in those two weeks the person wasn't experiencing an illness.

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What we would like to do, is provide you with a link to a voice document that we have put together to help increase a persons knowledge of  voice disorders and how to help prevent and manage them.  This handout may be a great one to hand out to our teacher friends during May.  They use their voices a lot and the calendar offers some friendly reminders on how to keep their voices healthy. 

Please click on any of the descriptive pictures below to pick up this voice freebie over at Teachers Pay Teachers and feel free to share this with your own clients (as it can be adapted to be used with a wide audience from children to adults who are struggling with problems with their own voices) and the teachers that you know that may benefit from the information provided.  

Best wishes for a happy May and Better Hearing & Speech Month!
This document includes a newly revised 30 day calendar that you can use to track the days to a better voice in just one month! 
We have also described some voice disorders influenced by vocal overuse and included some pictures of them. 
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And please look over this slide provided by ASHA -American Speech-Language & Hearing Association.  It has been provided to teach the public about communication disorders.  We hope you find it informative!  
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Friday, April 17, 2015

SMACK! A Game for Just About Anything!

Have little bug activities entered your speech room yet?  Yes?  Fab, I've got one more for you!  No?  It's time!
This is a hands on, get out of your chair, smacking good time!  The bugs of course.  And if you are against violence against insects, then we can call the smack a high five!  Wanna hear more and get your hands on your own bugs?  Fly on over the Crazy Speech World to check it out :)

Happy April!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Earth Day FREEBIE!!

Earth Day is almost here! Are you looking for activities for your students? Click on the picture below which will take you to my blog and you can grab your freebie!



Happy Earth Day!




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Verb Tenses in the Rain

Are you looking for a simple and effective way to work on past-present-future verbs with sentence frames? Then this is the freebie for you!

And if you've had the rain that we've been having then your students will feel right at home practicing verb tenses about rainy day activities!

Click here to get your freebie and all my lesson plans for April!

Monday, April 13, 2015

We're bananas for multiple meaning words

The warmer weather has me thinking of tropical places and the Disney version of the "Day-O" song. My students are all focusing on plant and environmental themes this six weeks in science so I thought I would make a game-based activity that featured a fun animal. 


The layout of this game is pretty simple. Students pull out cards from the pile that will either have a word, a monkey (lose a turn or take another turn), or a banana (word challenge). Whoever has the biggest pile at the end of the game wins. 


Head on over to my blog to learn more about this fun activity by clicking on the image below.

Artic Hidden Object Easter Egg Hunt: Part 2!




I know, I know, it's after Easter but my kiddos tend to love celebrating Easter for the whole month. Maybe it's the fact that Easter and spring go hand in hand.  Or maybe it's candy. Ha! Who knows?!  Anyway, I thought I'd share one of my Easter activities with which we have some fun.  Not celebrating Easter anymore?  No worries.  Print out and save for next year!!! :)

Last year I made this simple fun "Easter egg hunt" game where students can lift Easter eggs to find the hidden object underneath to work on articulation sounds.  This packet works on initial and final /p, b, m/ pictures.  Want to make it more fun?  Place a paperclip on each egg and have the students life up the eggs either with a magnetic wand or a magnetic fishing pole!  My young kiddos really enjoy this game!

Happy Easter and grab it here!




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Artic Tacs for Sweet Treat-mint


I created this as a silly pun for both April's Fools or to be used during Better Hearing and Speech Month.  This freebie contains three activities.

The first allows you to transform a jumbo mint box into a dice dispenser.  I used bakeable clay to make "mints" and used Sharpie marker to put a number and dots on each.  Simply shake out a mint to find out how many times to say your word and/or how many mints to color on the reinforcement sheet.

The second set of stickers can be used to make prizes, promos or gifts of Artic Tacs for your students.

Finally, I have two reinforcement sheets (1 color, 1 b&w) to use as a no prep activity when the end of the year gets hectic!

Click here to pick up your copy and please consider leaving feedback or following.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Earth Day Activities

If you're like me and these are your first days back from break, you're definitely going to need some activities to get you through the next couple of days or maybe even the next couple of weeks. With Earth Day just around the corner, I created an Earth Day Mini-Book that you can use with your students to discuss how they can help keep the Earth clean and beautiful. I feel that it is important to instill in our kiddos that they can do their part to keep Earth beautiful and that they can take ownership when it comes to protecting our environment. Click on the picture below to take you to our blog where you can download an Earth Day mini-book Freebie to use with your students this month!







Following Directions Flip-Flops

Happy spring! I'm bringing you a fun, flip-flop themed freebie that targets 1 step, 2 step, and 2 step temporal directions. Click on the picture below to be taken to my blog where you can grab this freebie!







Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Autism Handout

April is Autism Awareness month! All over the world individuals, families, and even business are hosting events to support and spread awareness for Autism.  I put together a little handout that you for you with updated information about Autism.



These can shared with family, friends, and colleges. If you want some more information you can visit my blog post HERE. To go directly to my TpT store and grab this handout you can go HERE.

Don't forget! April 2 is the day to 'Light It Up Blue'.  This is the day that the global Autism community will sport their blue attire to raise awareness for Autism!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Hoppy Easter: Jokes to share and strengthen vocabulary

Jokes are one of my favorite methods for addressing multiple meaning words and humor with my clients. Most of my language impaired students struggle with language based humor and require explicit instruction in why jokes are funny.  


Head on over to my blog to pick up some fun Easter themed jokes to share with your students or clients.


Antonyms Print N' Go Flashcards

 
I always need quick and easy prep materials for on-the-go therapy and for activities to give as homework for home practice. My print n' go flashcards have been a perfect answer to both!  I decided to create a language freebie for you!!
 
There are 12 antonym flashcards I this freebie with a star chart reinforce for students to color in a star after they have reviewed their flashcards.
 
I love how they are black and white, so students can color the flashcards too! 
Grab this freebie over on my BLOG!
 
 
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