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Summer Speech FUN!
Summer time and the livin’ is easy! Do you hear a melody for those words in your head? It’s an old song, but a great one.
And here are some GREAT ideas for summer-themed speech & language products and activities. For those of us who work in the schools, a much-needed summer break is coming soon. However, many parents, teachers and other staff members express concerns at this time of year. What are those concerns? Most them have to do with kids forgetting or regressing in terms of the skills they have learned in speech this year. What can we do? We can send home homework. We can send home calendars with suggested activities they can do at home.
Wait, some of us actually WORK in the summer! What about US? We need fun, summer-themed activities to do with kids, too.
Below you will find a list of great products you can use or send home with your students. I have grouped them into categories by age/grade for you to make your shopping easier. A brief description and a link to the product is listed below each category.
Flip-Flop Articulation Dot Art (Putting Words inYour Mouth): PreK-5th grade. Articulation practice and open-ended activity. Kids decorate flip flops in this fun set.
Mixed (Articulation & Language)
Over in the Meadow Language & Literacy Book Companion (GoldCountrySLP): Grades PreK-2nd. This language and literacy based book companion accompanies a classic, Over in the Meadow, by Ezra Jack Keats. Activities include sequencing cards (2 levels), vocabulary word cards, irregular past tense verbs, regular past tense verbs, following directions (4 levels), association activities and MORE!
Following Complex Directions-Summer 500 (GoldCountrySLP): Grades 2-12. A total of 500 directions! Includes the following types of directions: temporal, conditional, directional, ordinal directions and those containing multiple modifiers. No prep – use your screen!
Want to smile? Watch this! Not only does she hear others, she's also hearing herself, too! :)
CBS News "I'm crying, you're crying, everyone is crying": Watch this baby girl get her first hearing aids – and giggle uncontrollably at the sound of her big sister's voice 💗 cbsn.ws/2spCdyh... See MoreSee Less
Here is an excellent post by my friend Mary over at Old School Speech. She discusses taking cumulative data and using that data to determine mastery. Go and check it out!It's been a while, but I've done it! New blog post!!! Is 80% accuracy over 2 or 3 consecutive data collection sessions enough for our language impaired students? Find out what I'm doing before I declare a skill mastered in this new blog post. www.oldschoolspeech.com/2019/02/how-to-determine-if-your-students-truly.html... See MoreSee Less