I always try to make speech therapy fun, but in the summertime I really try to turn the fun up a notch! One of my favorite themes is Ocean Life. This video is part 1 and shows some of the materials I use to target speech and language goals. Hope this gives you some ideas!
For some of my clients who attend my accent modification program, we focus on practicing their “elevator speech”. We practice it during their session, record it, then I give them feedback about it. Watch this video to learn more about the length of time it should take, what you should say, and when you might be using an elevator speech. If you guessed that it is only used in an elevator, then you should probably take a look at the video. I hope this helps!
The previous video about Questions2Learn showed you how to customize a question category. This video shows you how I use Questions2Learn with one of my awesome clients. You may notice I use visual supports to teach the different question types and auditory and visual prompts to help him answer the questions correctly. Using Level 2 helps him have choices to help him come up with the answer. He is then asked the question again to work on saying the answer. Please email me, if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Leanne
Although we have had a slightly cooler Spring here in College Station, this has not kept the bugs from making their way onto our sidewalks, outside lawn furniture, and gardens. This is the time of year when I love to bring nature into the speech therapy session! A few weeks ago, my therapy plan included a bug catcher, fake bugs (I am not a big fan of real ones.), nets, butterflies, Elefun game, and interactive books. For one student who is working on the “w” sound, we let our bugs go swimming to work on the word “water”. There are many goals that can be targeted when working with bugs and Spring vocabulary.