Saturday, May 9, 2015

SLP Grad Great Gifts for a "Starter Kit"

Do you need a great gift for a soon-to-be speech language pathology graduate? 


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 I am linking up with All  Y'all Need to help you brainstorm some super ideas! Be sure to check out her linky.

How about a  great"Starter Pack"? So what are the essentials? I am a school-based SLP. Let me tell you, there are some of items I can't do without.

First the Basics:

Sticky notes in cool shapes and several sizes. Essential for tabbing absolutely everything and sending notes to teachers too!
Highlighters in several bright colors
A cool mouse pad
File folders in multiple colors
A pretty clipboard- must-have for all those assessments
A penlight of course for those oral mech exams
A package of cardstock. Trust me, this will come in handy after those forays to Teachers pay Teachers.

Now Some Fun Stuff:

Bingo chips and a magnetic wand.  Most-used item ever in my room. I got mine at Walmart, cheap.  I use 'em for rewards, game pieces, bingo, motivational activities, you name it. The wand has also makes a great magnet on the end of a "fishing pole".


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Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester Every SLP in the schools needs this adorable book!


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Anything with "SLP" on it, because your grad will be very proud to show off their new credentials. Find some great t-shirts and bags from the Peachie Speechie HERE:

New SLPs are heading to Teachers pay Teachers for printable speech language pathology resources. I suggest one or two printable resources, and a TpT gift certificate too, so your grad can choose a couple more.

Here are some essentials from Speech Sprouts they are sure to love if they will be working with elementary-aged students:

Autumn Vocabulary Games. This pack will get them started with three open-ended games to use for any goal. The games are Back-to School, Halloween and Thanksgiving- themed, so they are handy all the way through fall! Vocabulary and language questions are also included for a quick-play grab and go motivational activity.


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Associations and Describing in the Doghouse:
Great for a variety of ages, little ones choose pictures that "go-together", older students describe associations with the included prompts. Everyone loves the naughty little dog in the board game!


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Every pediatric SLP needs articulation materials too! I recommend this bundle for a ton of S-blend activities:

 S-Blends Stetchable Articulation Bundle:

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Head over to All Y'all Need for more great ideas HERE. 

My congratulations to your favorite grad on their new adventure! I would love to hear what other great ideas you have. Thanks for stopping by.



2 comments:

  1. Wonderful suggestions! I love Wodney Wat! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Thanks Laura! It was a great idea. Any new grad would be delighted to get a gift containing those must-have items recommended in your linky. I know I would have!

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