Using Toca Store in Speech Therapy

Some of my favorite apps for therapy are made by Toca Boca. They offer many free options, which is great for SLPs with limited budget. Many of the apps seem like just “games” to the kids, but can offer a variety of speech and language targets in the process. Today I’m going to focus on […]

Gardening in Speech

Spring is approaching and I’m itching to get out all of the cute garden-themed stuff I’ve been collecting. ***This post contains affiliate links.*** A couple years ago I found this cute felt “garden” basket in the 90% off bins at Joann’s Fabrics. The next year I found an identical one, plus a larger version. I […]

Valentine’s Day in My Speech Room

For the past few years, I’ve made this fun card/craft with my students. This year, I added a fun, simple book to the plan. It lends itself well to this craft and both are relatively quick (depending on the student/number of students) so they can be done in the same session. ***This post contains affiliate […]

Books for Targeting Core Vocabulary

Core vocabulary has proven to be a very useful tool in my therapy room for my low/non-verbal students. It allows them to expand utterances in a way that other AAC methods simply fall short. In typical language therapy with my preschoolers, I love using books. It’s age-appropriate, motivating, language-rich, and enjoyable. Why should my minimally […]

4 SLP Essentials (You Never Knew About)

There are certain toys and tools you hear about in grad school and run out to get them. You just HAVE to have them in order to be a fun and effective therapist. Then there are some things you learn about as you practice and wonder how you ever got by before them! Generally, the toys and […]