Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday FreeBEES - 11/28/14

Welcome to another November Friday FreeBEES! Welcome to our new followers! We hope that you had a great ASHA convention and a great Thanksgiving! We met so many great people and heard such amazing feedback! Our readers are the reason why we do what we do and we are thankful for you! Anyhow, those of you here to link up, you can either link up via your blog post or a note on Facebook! Here are the rules:

If you end up downloading anything from those who link-up, we would all appreciate it if you left feedback or said "thank you" for the free materials!

Don't forget to add the image below to your direct link post and link the image back to this specific post! Thank you for your participation and thank you to those who have downloaded others' content! Come back next week for another Friday FreeBEES link-up!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Gifts-Perspective Taking!

It's almost the start of the holiday season and Black Friday is only two days away.  Gift giving is an exercise in perspective taking skills.   You have to think about how old the person is, what they like and don't like.  My husband just asked me if we wanted to get a picture book for our niece when we were at our elementary school's book fair.  I used my social brain to remember that she is 10-and probably past reading picture books.  Gift giving is a great opportunity to practice thinking about others or concepts like Michelle Garcia Winner's friend files.

Head over to my BLOG to pick up a starter kit to use with your students!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pilgrim Possessive Pronouns!

Are you working on possessive pronouns?  How about answering "who" questions?!  Check out my Pilgrim Possessive Pronouns activity....just in time for Thanksgiving!

Click HERE to access it!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Feast: Basic Concepts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we have lots to be thankful for this year! We can’t say enough how thankful we are to be part of this wonderful SLP community. Though this is a short week for us in the speech room, we still have 2 ½ days to get through before Thanksgiving break.

Many of my kiddos have been working on basic concepts. To help work on this skill, I have created some basic concepts cards with two levels of difficulty. These are simple to quickly print out and use. One set of pictures has a sentence written on top which has the appropriate basic concept filled in and the second set gives the students a set of 3 words to choose from.

 Head here to check this packet out.

Happy Thanksgiving SLPeeps!

My plate is FULL of Thanksgiving FREEBIE craftivity!

I love doing craftivities that are related to a theme or match with the season of the year.  It is always a bonus when I can incorporate speech goals into the craft because then the students can take it home for practice! 
Print up the templates and have the students cut out and glue to a piece of brown paper.

Then, they get to write LOTS of articulation words on their plate.  I also included a plate template that had lines, so that you can have your students practice writing sentences with prepositions, adjectives, noun/verb agreement, etc.

Go head over to my BLOG to snag this freebie!! If you have to work Monday and Tuesday, this is a great easy prep craft to help the day go by quicker.  Thankfully, I am off the WHOLE week, so I did this craft last week with my little ones.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday & Saturday FreeBEES! (One-Time ASHA Extension)

Welcome to Friday (& Saturday, just for this weekend) FreeBEES! We hope to see a lot of new visitors because we're here at the ASHA 2014 convention in Florida! Stop by the SLP blogger booth in the exhibitor hall and say hi to us! Many of our collaborators will be there! Anyhow, even though we are "on vacation", attendees and non-attendees can still link up via your blog post or a note on Facebook! This weekend, since many of you will be at ASHA, we are extending the linking-up period through Saturday at 11:55 pm PDT! This is because we will be reaching out to many of you at ASHA and would love to see some first time linkers! If anyone would like to link up, but has questions, you can find us at the blogger ASHA booth! Here are the rules in case you are a newcomer or as a reminder:

If you end up downloading anything from those who link-up, it is appreciated when you leave feedback or say "thank you" for the free materials on each individual's blog or social media! Click the links below to access free materials from our SLP blogging/material creating community! The links are permanent but this linkup is extended and will close on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 11:55 pm PDT!

To those of you who linked up, please don't forget to add the image below to your direct link post and link the image back to this specific post! Thank you for your participation and thank you to those who have downloaded others' content! Once again, come find us at ASHA! We're the ones wearing Speechie Freebies pins! Feel free to ask us any questions or about advertising opportunities! We hope to see many of you there and to see any newcomers again next week for another Friday FreeBEES (Friday-only next time) as well as regular posting!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Artic Attack and Other Games

A few years ago the Say It Right company published two books by me--Artic Attack and other R Games and Artic Attack and other S/Z games.  Both follow the Say It Right system, meaning that there are specific games are included for each vocalic R and position as well as the "starter" /ts/ sound for /s/.

I'm so happy to say that I finally have a FREE worksheet from each book for you to enjoy!  Simply click the links below to go to the full item description and click on "preview" for the free download.  (Plus, while I'm in ASHA all of my hard goods are 20% off!).

Wishing you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Free Handout For Parents & Caregivers On How To Help With Articulation



Hello Speechie Freebies Followers.  We are Shanda and Manda, the SLPs from Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC. Today we are happy to be back over at Speechie Freebies in order to provide our new handout to all of the wonderful people who follow Speechie Freebies and enjoy picking up terrific speech and language-themed documents!
Our handy handout is for giving to parents or caregivers while their child is undergoing articulation therapy. It contains some helpful tips on how they can help encourage correct articulation at home and in other environments away from school.
A version in color and in ink-saving black and white is provided in the download.

 Here's a quick summary of the tips provided on the handout: 
*Use gentle reminders of correction. 
*Try to revise what your child has mispronounced. 
*Try to practice targeted sounds at home for 5-10 minutes a day.
 *Model the sound during your daily routines as much as possible. 
*Address underlying health issues. 
*Read to your child. 
*When you are playing with your child take the opportunity to emphasize correct sound production. 
*Attempt to congratulate and emphasize when you hear correct production of your child’s articulation targets. 
*Use positive and descriptive words when trying to correct. 
*Ask about how things are going at speech and sit in to watch and participate if it’s possible. 

We hope you find this handout beneficial!

Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thankful vs. Not Thankful Sort!

Are you  looking for more Thanksgiving themed activities!?

Check out my freebie by clicking HERE!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving FREEBIE!

Hi!  I’m Tracy from GoldCountrySLP and I have a fantastic Thanksgiving FREEBIE for you!
It is black-ink only, so there is minimal prep.

Head over to my blog for more details!  I also have some ideas to help you use it over the next week. Hint: Think HOMEWORK!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday FreeBEES - 11/14/14

Welcome to another November Friday FreeBEES! The ASHA convention is next week and we hope you are as excited as we are! For those of you who will be attending, Speechie Freebies will be at the SLP Bloggers booth in the exhibitor hall next weekend! To find our collaborators/authors, just look for those who have a Speechie Freebies pin on! We would love to meet you and to hear feedback from you! Now let's get on to the FreeBEE post - you can either link up via your blog post or a note on Facebook! Here are the rules:

If you end up downloading anything from those who link-up, we would all appreciate it if you left feedback or said "thank you" for the free materials!

Don't forget to add the image below to your direct link post and link the image back to this specific post! Thank you for your participation and thank you to those who have downloaded others' content! Please stop by the SLP Bloggers ASHA booth next weekend! We'd love to see you! For those of you at home, please feel free to share our posts with others to expand our outreach and "Tweet" or "Facebook comment" at us during the convention!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Table Topics

Thanksgiving conversation starters can be used during classroom meetings, classroom feasts, the speech therapy room (for fluency, voice or language kiddos), or at your own Thanksgiving table!

This freebie includes 18 conversation starters plus two blanks that you can customize with your own questions.

Suggestions for use:

·         Have a “Turkey egg hunt” and fill yellow, orange and green plastic eggs with candy corn and a question.
·         Fill a small jar with folded questions.  Have one student choose a question for discussion each day to open the morning meeting.
·         Distribute folded questions to each person within a small group and have each person contribute to each question.
·         Tuck a question inside each place card at the Thanksgiving meal.  Use as a break between dinner and dessert.
·         Give each family member a question before the meal, and have them write their answer on the slip.  Read aloud during/after dinner and see if you can guess who answered.
·         Have students choose 3-6 questions and interview an administrator or family member.
·         Use as a writing prompt.
·         Pin the question (or re-write) on the board and have students write their answer beneath as they arrive.  Later in the day, graph the responses.

·         Pass out questions and have students pair up based on the graphics and discuss their questions.  (**Note:  you will not use the final two questions on page 1 unless you fill in the two blanks.***)

To pick up your copy, click here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homework Folder Printables!

Homework folders are something I have been using with my speech students since the first year I started working. I love using homework folders because it opens up the lines of communication with the parents. They can see what we are working on in speech and hopefully will help the student carry their skills into the home. I recently updated the forms I use in my speech folders and I am happy to share them with you! 
Included in this packet is a blank calendar (I love using this to communicate homework, meetings, IEP dates, therapy sessions, etc), a My Day in Speech wrap up sheet, and a communication log. You can download a free copy of my Speech & Language Homework Folder Printables here!
I can't wait to hear what you think!

Maria's Thanksgiving

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays, I have a free simple story called: Maria's Thanksgiving. It includes a short story and comprehension questions.

The part about this story that I like best is that it can easily be downloaded onto your iPad or tablet and stored for use anywhere. No printing required!

Check it out and the rest of my November lesson plans here!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sealed with a bow of approval.

Hey everyone, it's Miss Thrifty SLP with an early start to the Christmas season. Can you believe that December is just around the corner? I hope this will help you and your students into the holiday season.

A Bow of Approval is geared towards upper elementary and middle school students. They are given the option between two items and select the one that they prefer. In a large group, you may want to have them physically choose sides to make this activity more engaging. They can turn and talk to their partner(s) about their answer before telling the rest of why group why they picked that side. If you don't have the space, you can simply have each student share their reasons at the table.

To learn more about this activity, head on over to my blog by clicking on the image below.

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