Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Snakebit! A Creepy Crawly Game Just in Time for Halloween!

Hi! It's Laura from All Y'all Need. If your school gets into creepy crawlies around Halloween, I can't think of anything more creepier and crawlier than snakes!

To make things better for me, you get a benefit! Snakebit is a open-ended game in our store, All Y'all Need.
 Snakebit by All Y'all Need
Students get to draw out snakes after completing a task, and there are Extra Turn and Snakebit cards to liven things up. Plus, there's a B&W homework sheet.

Thanks for taking a look, and stay safe from sneaky snakes!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A NEW NAME, A NEW ADDRESS, A NEW LOOK and A Halloween Themed Apraxia Roll, Color & Say FREEBIE!!!

Hello Speechie Freebie visitors! Shanda and I are making a big announcement today! We have officially changed our name from Twin Sisters Speech & Language Therapy LLC to:
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC!

Also, we moved our blog to a new location and gave it a brand new streamlined vintage look that included the re-invention of a new logo and banner! Yay! A whole new look for us! Please come and check it out.  We would love for you to follow our blog by adding your name to our email sign up at the bottom right hand side of the home page!

Here's a link:

And if you would like the address for book marking on your computer it is:

We hope to see you there!!

Now on to the fantastic freebie that we are posting today and the spooktacular apraxia treatment document that it is related to!

This freebie is a sampling from our latest apraxia packet that features cute non-spooky, Halloween-themed clip art. It is a fun unit for working on VC, CV, and CVCV words with younger students with limited speech. We have been trying it out this week during therapy sessions ourselves and have received some great feedback from our students who all seem to love to recognize the fun holiday of Halloween. They especially like making their own word trains and completing the roll and color tasks while they practice their sounds and words that are related to their level of speech. These type of fun interactive VC, CV, CVCV activities were thought up by Shanda. In fact, she was producing these type of interactive activities years ago on her own computer because she found out how useful they could be for her younger clients who were learning to say their first words, but she couldn't find anything quite like it on the market to buy. 

Check this spooktacular unit out here in our on-line store:
Fun & Interactive Halloween-Themed Apraxia Exercises: VC, CV AND CVCV WORDS
or over at our Teachers Pay Teachers store:
Fun & Interactive Halloween-Themed Apraxia Exercises: VC, CV AND CVCV WORDS 

Pictures and links to the freebie are located below:

Teachers Pay Teachers Link to The Halloween Apraxia Freebie:
FREEBIE! Halloween-Themed Apraxia Exercises: VC, CV AND CVCV WORDS
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC Blog Apraxia Freebie link:
FREEBIE! Halloween-Themed Apraxia Exercises: VC, CV AND CVCV WORDS  

Have a happy and safe Halloween and enjoy the freebie friends! 
 Manda & Shanda, SLPs 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Interactive Vocabulary Book: Playground

Hey friends! I'm back today to share a freebie for your early communicators!

I shared my Interactive Vocabulary Book: Playground as a part of my 3rd bloggy birthday! You can head over to Speech Room News and grab your free copy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday FreeBEES - 10/17/14

Welcome back for another October Friday FreeBEES! 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! We cannot wait to see what is posted below!

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!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Criteria Charts for Speech and Language

In my district, we love to have kids self-assess and be given a criteria on what they need to do to reach their goal. I wanted to implement this in my speech room as well, so these criteria charts were created specifically for my speech/language kids.  I'm thinking you'll be able to use them too!

This download includes 4 general criteria charts for articulation, language, fluency, and voice, student cards, and "why don't I have it?" visuals.  Read more about it and find out how to download at my blog post HERE!  Happy Hump Day!


Do You Cycle?

Do you have unintelligible students on your caseload? You might want to try this approach first described by Dr. Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP about 30 years ago. The basic method includes auditory bombardment, production practice, more auditory bombardment and every third session a stimulability check to determine what to address next. 

The cycling method is an appropriate approach to treatment for unintelligible children who have been found to have phonological process difficulties including final consonant deletion, cluster reduction, fronting, gliding, stopping and several others.

To use a cycling approach, you can use basic materials found in most any SLP office/room. Assembling those materials can be time-consuming, so I’m here to save you some time.

This freebie addresses Cluster Reduction for /sn/ blends with basic instructions and can be found HERE!

Happy Cycling!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Emotions Bingo

Not only are Emotions a GREAT thing to work on for students with social skills goals, they are also perfect for kids working on descriptive language skills!!

And the best way to learn them is in a game!

Head here to check out how you can get free Emotions Bingo game with several different sets of calling cards.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Character Trait Pumpkins

Happy *almost* Halloween!  This is one of my favorite, if not most favorite, holidays as a Speech-Language Pathologist. There are tons of amazing books, talking in creature voices, cute games, prize box treats, fun hats, etc.......I love it all! 

Social skills and demonstrating good character traits has become a huge focus at my school. On every morning announcement we review our character trait of the month and social skill of the week. They also discuss character traits in their reading and social studies lessons. I enjoy being able to support students with these particular lessons as part of my inclusion schedule. Halloween seemed like the perfect time to review some of these same topics with my pull-out groups. 

I love the creativity!
I ended up deciding on a mobile that is k-5 approved (even by my picky 3rd graders!). Much of it is driven by their choices, which is something that my students really enjoy after several hours of having to follow the class schedule. (I've noticed that many of the classroom crafts even turn out looking pretty uniform.) It took us about two sessions and a little bit of imagination dust to complete. 

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

A spider themed game!

First posted 10/22/12:

I love Eric Carle’s book,  The Very Busy Spider!  (I love all of his books really, but I especially love this book for this time of year.)  I tend to read it often in the fall, probably because this is the time when we start seeing more spiders out right before the cold weather hits.  Also it lends itself to discussing the difference between arachnids and insects.  But maybe the biggest reason I love doing spider activities in the fall is because these are activities that are culturally appropriate. Even if in your school you can’t talk about that crazy word “Halloween”.  You can ALWAYS talk about spiders!!!

If you haven’t read it, this book is great for PK and early Elementary kiddos.  Its a repetitive story about how numerous farm animals want to play with a spider but the spider is too busy to play (you’ll have to get the book to find out why).  You can discuss farm animals, the noises the make, the things they like to do.  As the book is repetitious your children will begin to repeat or predict and anticipate words in the story as you read!
Inspired by this book I made a fun little game that you could do in conjunction with reading the book or separately as a reinforcement activity!  So its great for any type of speech, language, voice, fluency, social skills activity.

Your students will each get their own spider web sheet. 

The object is to collect all four flies AND their spider from the hodge-podge of spiders, flies, and farm animals that you place in a bucket, pile or even under stimulus cards!
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Where Did You Get That Font?!

Do you ever look at stationery, advertisements and decor and wonder where they get such cute fonts?

Those that are installed as standard on most computers just don't raise the excitment levels do they? Well if you are finished with Comic Sans forever and looking for a change then look no further!

Today I have a freebie with a difference. This file is full of cute fonts for you to use in your Speech Room or at home. Make handouts, labels for your room or write a note to a friend. There is a font for all occaisions.

Installation is easy but in case you have any problems, I have linked to instructions in a blog post.

To download the file, go here to my TPT Store.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday FreeBEES - 10/10/14

Welcome back for another October Friday FreeBEES link up! You can either link up via your blog post or a note on Facebook! Here are the rules, in case you are new or forgot:

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! We cannot wait to see what is posted below!

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!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Funny Bones: Halloween Jokes

My students love jokes and they can be a successful therapy tool since they often require high level language skills to determine what makes the joke funny.  Plus, since they are so fun, students are keen to practice with classmates (addressing pragmatic skills!) and family (shhh, they don't realize it's homework!).

Download your sample and have students read through the six jokes, choosing their favorite three.

Cut out a book template and joke dividers (these help with timing).  Sort and stack the jokes into a booklet and staple to the book back.

Now see which joke goes viral!

Click here for additional information and your freebie!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ghostly Grammar

Have fun identifying noun and verb tenses with this Halloween themed card activity!

Hop on over to my blog to learn more and to grab it for yourself!!  CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Riddles and Fun!

I am always looking for new things to do with my older students during the holiday season. My students love jokes and riddles, so I decided to make an age appropriate riddle page. There are 32 total! I used this with some of my students already and I had them explain why the riddle was funny or what the play on words was for the riddle answer. I hope you guys enjoy it!!! 


Grab the freebie by heading over to my blog

Tear Off Speech Ads

Hi, hi, hi! I'm happy to be popping in to share a freebie with you that came to me after I saw a tear off ad while I was out running errands.

Of course, I decided that it needed the "speech treatment!" I'm hoping that it will spark motivation in some of my students!

Go over to my blog to grab yours!

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