Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fresh Speech Therapy Ideas from Speech Sprouts


Hello! This is my first post on Speech Sprout's new blog. Welcome! I hope to share with other speech language pathologists about activities and insights from my speech room to yours! I am an SLP in Texas. I work with elementary children from PK- 4th grade and love creating fun, fresh activities to use in therapy. 

In addition to my more traditional groups, I have two pre-school groups of up to ten children that I see for two hours, twice weekly, and it's a blast! My kids are going strong in circle and centers with sound and theme-based activities. Of course, I couldn't do it without my trained para-professional assistant, who is wonderful. I love to incorporate literature, hands-on art and games to keep my littles involved.

Stamping Shamrocks for Initial sh


Today I am sharing a fun activity for St Patrick's say or anytime you are working on initial "sh".  Here is of one of my little guys stamping “shamrocks” with half a green pepper. He is prompted to say "shamrock" each time he stamps one. He doesn’t even realize how many times he is practicing his articulation target! There are tons more ways to use a simple activity like this: articulation of sh and /k/, /st/ ("stamp"), past tense and pronouns (I stamped one, I stamped two!), descriptive adjectives and more.


Stamping Shamrocks with a green pepper www.speechsproutstherapy.com
Stamping Shamrocks with a green pepper. Fun!
We create many, many opportunities for speech and language practice throughout the sessions, and I will be talking more in my next posts about embedding those speech and language opportunities for natural, fun learning! I invite you to follow Speech Sprouts on Bloglovin so you don't miss a post!  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hope to see you again soon!

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