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Lesson plans, games, and activities for speech/language therapy

5-Minute Therapy for /r/

5-Minute Therapy for /r/

If I was asked to list my top three challenges as a school-based SLP, correcting /r/ would top the list in terms of difficulty and high incidence. (The other two challenges are laterals and dysflu…

Listen up!

Listen up!

In my career, I’ve known all kinds of listeners: some who take in all of the message, some who only get part of it, and others who need multimodality support to attend and process. Personal…

What does that mean??

What does that mean??

Some years back, my son moved to Brazil to marry a lovely Brazil college professor. During his time there, my son became fluent in Portuguese, and this became my grandson’s first language. …

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

Years ago I was assigned as a short-term sub for a colleague who had been injured in a fall. When I entered a 4th grade learning support classroom, the teacher introduced me to each student. When…

Rapid Speech Therapy on the High Seas

Rapid Speech Therapy on the High Seas

A new feature on this blog is periodic interviews with SLPs that you really need to know about. In September, the spotlight was on Char Boshart, SLP extraordinaire. Now I want to introduce you to…

A Plethora of Resources from One Dynamic SLP

A Plethora of Resources from One Dynamic SLP

The most memorable moment of graduate school, way back when at Trenton State College, was when the 8 or so students from our program exited the hall after taking the ASHA exam. We gathered in the …

Summer Freebies!

Summer Freebies!

I’m sure that, for the first few weeks of summer vacation at least, school will be the last thing on your mind. But did you ever consider that summer could provide a treasure-trove of free therapy …

Your Moment of Zen:  Becoming One with /r/

Your Moment of Zen: Becoming One with /r/

In my last post, I wrote about how various technology – from free and cheap apps to expensive high-tech equipment – can be used to help students improve their articulation of vocalic /r/. But that’…

Two things I’ve noticed when working in Multiple Disabilities classrooms:  (1) the students don’t know how to play with a variety of toys, and (2) there is little peer-to-peer interacti…

Toy Box Communication

Two things I’ve noticed when working in Multiple Disabilities classrooms: (1) the students don’t know how to play with a variety of toys, and (2) there is little peer-to-peer interacti…

speech therapy activities for treating r. Once you get an /r/ established, there are some great activities on TPT.

That Darn R! 10 TPT Speech Therapy Materials to Treat R - thedabblingspeechie

speech therapy activities for treating r. Once you get an /r/ established, there are some great activities on TPT.

Teaching With a Mountain View: A Peek into my {In Progress} Classroom Set Up

A Peek into my {In Progress} Classroom Set Up - Teaching with a Mountain View

Teaching With a Mountain View: A Peek into my {In Progress} Classroom Set Up

Dean Trout's Little Shop of SLP: My Best Tips and Techniques to Use When Working With a Lateral Lisp

My Best Tips and Techniques to Use When Working With a Lateral Lisp

Most of you seasoned therapists know and use the techniques that I am going to share, so I apologize if you are disappointed that there’s n...

Tons of articulation tricks to try in speech therapy for that stubborn 'R'

Best Articulation Tricks to Try for Those Super Stubborn R’s!

If you are a pediatric SLP, you have undoubtedly spent time trying to shape articulation of “R”- that most stubborn of phonemes. The obstinate, ornery R. You know what I am talking abo…

Most of you seasoned therapists know and use the techniques that I am going to share, so I apologize if you are disappointed that there’s n...

My Best Tips and Techniques to Use When Working With a Lateral Lisp

Most of you seasoned therapists know and use the techniques that I am going to share, so I apologize if you are disappointed that there’s n...

It's Spring ~ check out my favorite springtime games for speech and language therapy!

It's Spring ~ Fresh Ideas for Speech Therapy

It's Spring ~ check out my favorite springtime games for speech and language therapy!