Tuesday, June 30, 2015

G/D and K/T Minimal Pair Words with Pictures

One of the most common phonological processes is "fronting" of the /k/ and /g/ sounds. Phonological processes are simplifications of the adult speech. Fronting happens when a child says a sound that is supposed to be produced in the back of the mouth, in the front of the mouth. 

Fronting of the /k/ sound: [tea] for key or [sit] for sick
Fronting of the /g/ sound: [down] for gown or [mud] for mug

We made a freebie to help the children who "front" recognize the difference between the /t/ and /k/ sounds and the /d/ and /g/ sounds. Click HERE to download this freebie from our TpT store. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cephalopod week {FREEBIE}

I've always been fascinated by ocean animals.  I was listening to Science Friday last week and heard that it was Cephalopod week June 19-26th.  I'm a little late for this party-but early for Cephalopod awareness days October 8-12.    Head on over to my blog to pick up a freebie!

Hope you enjoy your summer break!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Organization Wallpaper for Desktop Summer Freebie!

Last fall, my first Speech Freebie was a desktop wallpaper designed to help you out! I absolutely loved it and used it ALL school year! I needed a change of scenery, so my 17-year-old daughter helped design a summery wallpaper.
My daughter (R) and I love blues and greens, and we have a lot of the navy/mint combos in our closets. I thought the mint green would be perfect for summer - mint chocolate chip ice cream, anyone? - and the navy border just happened. R put in a contrasting color for the background, added a texture, and chose the font. I probably would have gone with a white or gray background, but R said it was boring. I think she did great!

To get your own Organization Wallpaper for Desktops {Freebie}, head over to All Y'all Need to download. To see more, go to All Y'all Need: Another Organization Wallpaper for Desktops Freebie!

I hope this makes your life easier! Thanks for taking a look.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Hello and welcome to summer Speechie Freebie visitors. This is Manda and Shanda from Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC and we are happy to be posting another freebie to share with you all today. 

The freebie that we are providing to you today is a great one to use during just about any summer-themed therapy session!  It is our totally revamped summer pronouns freebie packet that contains cute beach and park-themed clip art. 
The freebie contains a variety of different worksheets and one interactive listen, cut and paste activity that target the pronouns of: HE, SHE, THEY, HIM, HER, HIS, HERS:)

Come visit us over at our blog to pick up this FREEBIE! At our blog, we are always trying hard to provide the latest information on speech and language therapy, providing freebies, links to helpful therapy documents, completing helpful reviews, and even trying to hold fun giveaways to benefit you!

Have a happy and sunny day!

Manda & Shanda
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC Blog

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Monday, friends!

Hope your weekend was awesome! Many of you are already on Summer break, and I'm super jealous! I'm still working the summer away at an outpatient hospital clinic! The summer is always busy though, which sometimes leaves little time to therapy plan. It's times like these that I'm so thankful I already have some oldie but goodies already prepped and ready to go!

I have tons of kiddos working on phonological awareness and rhyming, and everyone loves dogs. Hope you enjoy this doggie rhyming activity as much as my kiddos!

This activity goes great with my In the Doghouse Social Scenarios Activity also! You can find it HERE

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Parent Handout on the Importance of Reading Aloud

I was one of those kids with their nose constantly in a book (my husband would say nothing's changed).  I can never wait for summer.  Not so much to lay in the sun (I burn) or swim (water has to be really warm--usually takes until July), but to sit in a shaded chair and catch up on the books I had to set aside during the busy school year.

When I first meet with parents, I often recommend establishing a reading routine with their little one--no matter how young or old.  It's truly one of the greatest gifts you can give your child.  To make sure they "heard" what I said, as well as some specific suggestions for our language impaired little ones, I've put together a handout to provide as well.

You can pick up your copy here.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Mini-Books!

I love making mini-books for my younger students. They are easy to read, no prep, all you need is a pair of scissors.


The students love being successful with reading them, coloring them and then sharing them at home with their families. Hello! Easy Homework!

Included are four easy reader books with the following summer themes: Beach, Sea Life, Pirates and Picnic. Grab them HERE

Enjoy and Happy Summer!

Out for a Hike Analogies!

Here's a new freebie for older students, called "Out for a Hike Analogies"!

This fun, free resource includes 24 analogies that need to be completed!  Hop on over to my blog to check it out!  Thanks for visiting!

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Parent Note

Hi, it's Jess from Figuratively Speeching SLP!  I started a new job at a preschool, and needed something to quickly write notes home to parents.  I hope you can use it too!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Shovel and Pail Go Togethers

Looking for a fun, summer themed freebie to work on vocabulary?  Check out my shovel and pail go togethers freebie by clicking HERE!

Happy summer!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Checking Up Opposites

It's Miss Thrifty SLP with a new Goodwill inspiration....I found a wooden brochure holder from a medical office of some kind. It was in pristine condition for just $3.99. Being someone who changes her storage strategies every year, I decided to jump on the deal and figure out a way to incorporate it into my deep appreciation for fast therapy tasks. 

It was certainly a learning process, but the end result of my first trial has me pretty happy. 

I selected opposite concepts that I frequently work on with students of all ages. The little boxes underneath the pictures allow the students to mark off if they got the concept or needed a second try. You could also use the boxes as a way of progress monitoring instead by writing the date underneath and whether or not they got the answer correct. 

When you fold the paper it will turn out looking like this.
To see more about this brochure activity, click on the picture below.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Articulation Feed the Monkey!

This adorable freebie is certain to get your students excited about working on their articulation goals. After creating your “hungry” monkey, your students practice saying each target word. Once they say the word correctly reward them by allowing them to feed their fun friend a banana.

In this sampler you will receive a sheet of full color cards to target /s/, printable monkey character, a sheet of bananas & several game suggestions and ideas. Check it out here!

If you enjoy this freebie the full pack includes color & black line cards for 24 sounds to cover all the sounds your students need.  This huge pack also contains several other print & go activities for each sound.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I Can! Mini Verb Coloring Book

Hey there!! So during the last TpT sale I downloaded a bunch of fun clipart to create verb activities with my students. I finally built up enough energy to finally sit down and create some goodies! I don't know about your students, but mine LOVE making mini books. I love it because they get to take them home for extra practice. 
This book includes 10 "I can" statements with verbs:
cook, draw, listen, talk, swim, dance, play, eat, sleep, and sing.
Each page includes a black and white line drawing image that the student can color.
This has been a really fun way to practice verbs with my students. 
To download this mini book, visit my TpT store here: I Can! Mini Verb Coloring Book

Artic Clips: Blends Edition

I am super pumped to share a new freebie with you all today!  This Artic Clip activity lets you target initial /l/blends and /s/blends while keeping little minds thinking and little hands busy.

You can read more about it and get the link to download HERE.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Snap! End of Year Craft

Holy moly, the end of the year is upon us! There's so much going on at this time of year, I need something quick and easy. This is a simple one page worksheet. In the middle of the lens, the students can draw a picture and then write a sentence or two on the provided lines about what they liked best at speech therapy. You can mount them on construction paper and even make yourself a book with all the students' pages! 

Head to my blog to grab this freebie by clicking here

Enjoy the rest of the year (or the summer if you've already crossed the finish line)!

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