Monday, June 23, 2014

The Friend Ship

Music is a wonderful way to involve children in therapy. It can be used as a reward or as a teaching tool.

TheFriend Ship Music CD was created by Erica Bland, MS, CCC-SLP, to encourage social communication and emotional regulation in young children.

This CD includes 9 songs each revolving around an important social skill. Personally, I love that the lyrics are included for each song! (I would never make it on hose TV shows where you have to fill in the lyrics of songs…) I also love that the songs are short and catchy. Kids will learn the songs quickly and hopefully be able to sing reminders about using good social skills!

An activity booklet is an excellent companion to use with the CD. It offers multiple activities for parents and therapists for every song. I love that this can be geared towards parents. Nothing makes me happier than parent involvement (and I have found that children make progress faster when parents are on board!)

Overall, I think this is a very practical product that can eaily be incorporated into therapy. It is most appropriate for younger children (PK to 6 years old).

Click here to listen to a song! And click here to download it from iTunes.

I believe that this product would be a very useful resource to have in your speech room!

*Erica form The Friend Ship asked me to review this product. However, the thoughts and opinions are all mine!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Fluency and The Ultimate Bundle

More summer homework! And this time it’s for fluency! I don’t know about you but I almost always have difficulty finding fluency homework. This Summer Fluency Packet includes 2 cover sheets so your students may choose one to color for their booklet.

Eight pages of weekly homework. Each daily activity should take about 10 minutes. And 3 bonus pages to use in therapy or add to the summer booklet. 

A letter to parents.

It is no prep! Just print and staple together a cover sheet, a parent letter and  homework pages!

Now you can grab The Ultimate Summer Bundle

It has all 3 summer packets! Articulation, Language and Fluency all in one product! So easy and it meets the need for almost every caseload!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Language

You asked, we listened! A summer language packet is now available! The goal of this product is to make end of the year easier for you!

This packet includes 8 weeks of language homework to keep students engaged over the summer. Each week has 5 days of activities. Sequencing, predicting, fact or opinion, comparing and contrasting are some of the skills targeted.

2 cover pages are also included. Students may pick their favorite page to color. Then staple together the parent letter and 8 weeks of work and you are ready to go for the summer!

2 bonus pages are also included. You can attach them to the summer booklet, or use them in therapy.

I usually offer a special reward for students who bring their booklet back completed. Parents may check beside each day or initial it.

Don’t forget to check out the complete summer bundle, which combines summer articulation and language packets! Get both for a lower price!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How do you use it? Clothes Pins Linky Party

Time for a linky party! This month Speech Time Fun wants to know how do you use clothes pins in speech therapy.

I use lots of clothes pins for my ArticulationProcess Posters

I write each student's name on a pin. As students make progress with their speech, they can move their clothes pin up the speech ladder. This has been an amazing visual motivator for my kids! They always ask if they can move up and the  also keep tabs on where their friends are!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Homework

The end of the year is always a very busy time for SLPs. I don’t know about you, but my To Do list feels never ending. One major thing on my list is sending home speech practice over the summer.

I believe it is important to send some type of ‘homework’ with students so that they will continue to practice their sounds over the summer. There is nothing worse than kids regressing over the summer and having to start all over in the fall.

So, if you are looking for summer work to send home try our Summer Articulation Packet.

This packet includes 8 weeks (5 days each week) of speech activities, a letter to parents, 2 cover pages your students can choose from to color and 2 bonus pages. Each activity is generic so this product works for any phoneme. This means there is no prep for you! Just print and go! That is always my favorite way to do it!

I staple together the cover page, parent letter and 8 weeks of homework. The activities should take no longer than 10 minutes. Parents can initial or check off each activity. Hopefully this will encourage students to participate each day and not feel overwhelmed! As extra incentive, I bribe offer students a special prize such as an extra trip to the treasure box, lunch with me or cupcakes. 

To get this packet click here or go to our Teachers Pay Teachers store. 

Have a wonderful summer!