‘YES! and….’ The Power of Improv in Speech Therapy

Have you ever been to a GOOD improv show? I’m talking, a gut busting, eye watering, you-can’t-breathe-because-you’re-laughing-so-hard improv show? It’s an amazing experience. Watching great improv comics create hilarious, nuanced characters and stories, live on stage is really a wonder. Full disclosure: I am not a comedian. I have never taken an improv class. I knowContinue reading “‘YES! and….’ The Power of Improv in Speech Therapy”

Craft of the Week: The Year 2017

Each week I am doing a new craft with my kiddos. I have decided to post them here for you guys as well. There is a PDF, see below, as well as a video. The video is for a few of the kids I work with specifically, so it may not be of use to you,Continue reading “Craft of the Week: The Year 2017”

Craft of the Week: Year of the Rooster

Each week I am doing a new craft with my kiddos. I have decided to post them here for you guys as well. There is a PDF, see below, as well as a video. The video is for a few of the kids I work with specifically, so it may not be of use to you,Continue reading “Craft of the Week: Year of the Rooster”

Craft of the Week: Firework

Firework Summary: This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a firework from construction paper.  Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials firework-craft-materials Glue stick 1 green rectangle 1 orange parallelogram 1 red triangle 1 yellow starburst 1 brownContinue reading “Craft of the Week: Firework”

Raise Bar: Telegraphic vs. Grammatically Simplified Input

The ASHA Leader published a great little article recently about Telegraphic vs. Grammatically Simplified Input. You can find it in its entirety here: When is simplified too…simple? . Briefly, telegraphic speech includes phrases like, See dog.,  More cracker?,  My turn car.,  Daddy push ball., and the like. These phrases are content driven (they use nouns andContinue reading “Raise Bar: Telegraphic vs. Grammatically Simplified Input”

Craft of the Week: New Year’s Baby

New Year’s Baby Summary: This video is a step-by-step guide to creating the New Year’s Baby from construction paper.  Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials new-year-baby-craft-materials Glue stick 1 baby face 1 baby body with white diaper 2Continue reading “Craft of the Week: New Year’s Baby”

Video Model: Christmas Tree

Making a Christmas Tree Summary This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a Christmas Tree from construction paper. Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials Christmas Tree Material (WORD DOC) Christmas Tree Craft (PDF) 1 glue stick 1 white pieceContinue reading “Video Model: Christmas Tree”

Video Model: Gingerbread Man Craft

Making a Gingerbread Man Summary This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a gingerbread man from construction paper. Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials Gingerbread Man Materials (WORD DOC) Gingerbread Man Materials (PDF)   – Glue stickContinue reading “Video Model: Gingerbread Man Craft”

Video Model: Wreath Craft

Making a Christmas Wreath Summary This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a Christmas wreath from construction paper. Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials Wreath Materials (WORD DOC) Wreath Materials (PDF) – Glue stick – 1 redContinue reading “Video Model: Wreath Craft”

Video Model: Penguin Craft

Making a Penguin Summary This video is a step-by-step guide to creating a penguin from construction paper. Verbal cues/instructions are included. Note: This video may not work for every child. It should be modified to meet the individual’s needs. Materials Penguin Craft Materials (WORD DOC) Penguin Craft Materials (PDF) – Glue stick – 1 whiteContinue reading “Video Model: Penguin Craft”