Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Football Fun With 3 & 4 Syllable Words Freebie


The need to address the correct verbal productions of multisyllable words is prevalent on our caseloads. That is why we put together this document to be used with school aged children during Super Bowl week!  Or, it could be pulled out any other week with your sports fans when needing to work on producing long words with more accuracy.  

We hope the interactive activity pages provided in the packet will bring some new and fun ways to address the goal of multisyllable word productions in your own home, therapy room or classroom.


Manda & Shanda, SLPs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Behavior Visual Cards

Since I am the visual queen at work, I was so excited to create these super cute and fun behavior visuals. My previous versions were all made from Boardmaker pictures, but I really wanted to update.

These cards are the perfect size to put a ring through them and hang on a lanyard (or stick in your pocket). They are great for kids that need visual (not verbal) reminders or who have low English levels.

Click here to get your Freebie!

Dinosaur Craftivity!

Do your kiddos love dinosaurs as much as mine?  It's dino week in speech, and we are crafting it up with a big dino mouth!  Perfect for speech, right?

We are using it to talk about articulation, write words, vocabulary, and more.  You can read more about  what we're doing and how to make this cute craft on my blog.  Grab the FREE templates and have your own dino fun!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Black History Month

February is such a busy month! In my speech room we will discuss Black History Month, The Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, and Valentine's Day! Today I wanted to share a few options for Black History Month in your speech room.

Valentine's Day Parts of Speech Cards

It has been a while since I posted a freebie. Life has been fairly busy lately but I promise this one was worth waiting for!

It contains 40 playing card sizes "parts of speech" cards for teaching vocabulary related to Valentine's Day. There are 4 sorting mats to sort out verbs, adjectives, prepositions and nouns.

There is also a writing activity included for older students.


You can grab it now by heading over to my TPT store. While you are there, look out for the link in the store header to my Valentine's giveaway and make sure you enter to win a $25 TPT giftcard!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Super Valentines!

I don't love Valentine's Day as a holiday; I think it is way too commercialized. And I don't love it in the schools; I swear there is more candy in the classroom on Valentine's than on Halloween!! But I DO love how it is a great way to practice social skills for kids that need that extra help!

So here are some super simple Valentine's Cards (black and white so the kids can color them in!) that help kids to think about others!


You can pick up this freebie here.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Practicum Binder Organizer

Many of you may know that I am currently in my second (and last!) year of graduate school. I'm in the first weeks of my school practicum and wanted a way to keep everything organized! I used a system similar to this last year at my medical placement, and altered it a bit for the school setting. 

This will hopefully be useful to those graduate students out there, or SLPs who are supervising graduate students! They will appreciate any help you can give them!

Below is what is included:
-Binder cover
-Clockhours spreadsheet
-Student information sheets
-Weekly to do list
-Schedule sheets for each day of the week

Everything is black and white because I plan to print lots of each of these sheets! If this looks like something you could use, click here to see how I use it and get the link to download!

Thanks for reading and stay warm!!

Shannon aka Speechy Musings

Thursday, January 23, 2014

It Might Be a Speech and/or Language Concern If ...

Speech and Language therapy provides support for so many different things, making it difficult for many people to understand what we do. With school age children, the most popular areas of need for therapy involve speech production, pragmatics, receptive, and expressive language.
After working and speaking with many educators and families, I have compiled a helpful handout that outlines some of the more popular difficulties demonstrated by school age children with speech and/or language impairments. It's a great tool to share with colleagues as part of RtI or families looking to identify if therapy is the right choice for their child.

You can grab a pdf copy here!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine's Day Synonyms or Antonyms?!

Are you looking for more ways to teach students to identify the difference between synonyms and antonyms?!  Hop on over to my blog to catch my latest freebie!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Valentine's Day Compare & Contrast Fun!

Are you looking for more activities for Valentine's Day?  How about a fun way to teach comparing and contrasting?!  Hop on over to my blog to check out my newest freebie!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

100 Dots of School

Is your 100th day of school coming up anytime soon?  We are celebrating ours this week!  My students and I will be partying speechie style with Do-A-Dot worksheets!

We'll be marking 100 dots while saying 100 artic words with their target sounds.  Check it out at my blog post HERE and grab a freebie while you're at it!  :)  Happy 100th day of school!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Category Sort: Insects, Musical Instruments, Transportation

Here's a category sorting game I made simply using clip art from Microsoft PPT.  I needed more pictures to work with my language delayed kiddos who needed support for their semantic networks.  So I made another categories game.  This packet includes 9 insect and musical instrument pictures, and 30 additional transportation pictures that can be divided into subcategories such as street, sky, farm, construction, play/toy, and rescue vehicles.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Description Worksheet Set

I recently designed some higher level worksheet sets including higher level vocabulary for my students in the secondary population of school. I have used this freebie as part of a larger set of worksheet sets to introduce describing emotions as well. You can head on over to my blog for more information on how I incorporated this worksheet set into my speech room! This set can also be used for homework as well!

Go here to my blog to get the link to the freebie! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Emotion Dice!

Lots of my students are working on recognizing emotions and perspective taking, so I created this activity just for them!

I paired this emotion dice template with a YouTube vide for a great therapy session! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Describing Mittens

BRRR!  It's been so cold all over the country this week that I bet even in the south kids are wearing winter clothing they've never seen before!  This week in my speech room, we've been doing activities related to MITTENS!  

I have rounded up a ton of mittens over the years.  I usually pick them up at the end of the winter in a clearance bin. We focused on the "eye" bead of the EET strand and described what the mittens look like.

This year, I'm doing my Student Learning Goal for my Educator Evaluation on the EET.  Based on my mid-year data, my kids are just NOT getting the eye bead!  Here's an example of a very typical response from my kiddos during mid-year data collection:
Me:  What's this?
Student: A carrot.
Me:  Right! {shows green bead}Green-group. What group does a carrot belong in?
Student: Food group.
Me: Nice! {shows blue bead}Blue-do. What do you do with a carrot?
Student: You eat it!
Me:  You're doing great! {shows eye bead} Eye ball!  What does a carrot look like?
Student:  It looks like a carrot!
Me: {face-palm!}
We spent about 2 weeks on describing appearance, but I guess we need some more time with that!  So, we grabbed the EET strand and worked on describing the appearance of the mittens.  If you don't have a ton of mittens like I do, you can always make them out of paper.  

I used a pattern similar to the one below and printed them on letter size scrapbook paper, then cut them out.

Want a copy of the mitten patterns? Head on over to my blog page!

Stay Warm!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Articulation Homework Labels!

Do you find yourself writing what you want your students to practice for articulation therapy over and over and over again?  I've got a solution!
Using mail labels has made my life easier and I'm sharing the template with you!  Come over to Crazy Speech World and check it out :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Design Your Own Winter Sport Freebie

Hello amazing Speechie Freebie readers!

This is my first freebie as part of Speechie Freebies, and I'm SO excited to have been invited to this amazing collaborative blog and group of SLPs. Thank you!!

I hope to post freebies that are both useful and creative for all of you wonderful SLPs. This time, I've created a freebie that would be great for your speech rooms - just in time for the winter Olympics. 

Included in the freebie is everything you and your students need to design their own winter sport! The entire packet contents are in black and white for easy prep and printing. Just print, cut, and assemble into a mini book. Check out some preview pictures below:



Just head on over to my blog, Speechy Musings, here to read more and download the freebie!

Thanks for having me!

-Shannon aka Speechy Musings

Groundhog Day Flashlight Articulation Freebie Targeting The K, G, F & P Sounds

Hello! This is Manda Riebel and Shanda Gaunt from Twin Sisters Speech & Language Therapy LLC. We are super excited to announce that we are now collaborators for Speechie Freebies!  We are always making freebies to share with our fellow SLP's and others and now we have another sharing site in order to do that special task even better.  We would like to thank all of our fellow collaborators for the warm welcome and would also like to say that we are very excited to share in this wonderful blogging adventure with you all! 

Please know that Shanda and I are primarily themed based therapists that strongly believe that speech-language pathologists should not only work on articulation, but also on advancing language and literacy skills too.  We both have specialties. Shanda is great with the fluency clients and that super adorable 0 to 3 population. Manda is great with the lispers and the Pre-k to middle school populations and has a lot of experience working with adults too.  We both enjoy all types of therapy though and direct sessions centered on advancing voice, verbal expression, cognition, language and swallowing skills almost every day!  Most of our therapy sessions are based on a fun seasonal, occupational or holiday based theme and this first posting at Speechie Freebies will be one geared towards having a ton of fun for Groundhog Day while targeting the articulation of sounds at the initial and final positions of words!

Groundhog Day is a fun holiday to recognize and this articulation activity will be a great way to start talking about it.  The main activity encourages the use of a flashlight to find and to label pictures that contain the words with the initial and final sounds of k, g, f and p.

Also, another activity encourages the student to use their flashlight to locate objects in the room and to discuss if a shadow was created or not. The student is asked to describe each shadow once made. 

Kids love to use flashlights and that is all you will need to get in order to make this activity work in your own kitchen, therapy room or classroom!  

We hope that you and your students have a blast targeting articulation in this different way.  We strongly think that articulation therapy should be both useful and fun! 

Have a happy Groundhog Day and have a terrific time making shadows and finding pictures with these FREE Groundhog Day Themed therapy sheets!

Please click on this link in order to grab your own FREE COPY of Groundhog Day Flashlight Articulation! 

Enjoy the freebie!  

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

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