Why SLPs should run to the Target Dollar Spot!

Unless you’re living totally “off the grid”, I’m going to guess you’ve been to a Target. Most people I know frequent Target; most SLPs I know adore the “Dollar Spot”.  It’s the small area near the front of the store with fun toys, accessories, decor, and office supplies for $1, $2, and $3. It’s difficult for […]

Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy

I am so happy to have Rosemarie Griffin, CCC/SLP BCBA guest blogging today. Rosemarie brings a new perspective to therapy, given her ABA background.  I hope you can use her tips! Has this happened to you before? You go to a classroom or a waiting room to get a student for therapy. The student is […]

Fireworks Craftivity FREEBIE

Today was the first day of ESY here in NY.  It’s the first time in a while that I’ve worked the day(s) before 4th of July, so I tok advantage and made a corresponding craft for the holiday! You’ve probably seen many fireworks crafts floating around Pinterest. This year, I chose to do one involving […]

Mother’s Day Mason Jar Craftivity

This year in Speech my students made this adorable craft for their mothers/special women in their lives. I printed the mason jar template on different colored paper (pink and purple, mostly).  Then I printed the oval with the words on yellow and white paper. The only thing you need for this craft, besides the free […]

Toys and Activities to Target Core Vocabulary

Core vocabulary is an evidenced-based set of words particularly useful for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. I’ve personally seen huge growth in expressive language skills of AAC users after only a few therapy sessions of instruction with core words. Core words are what make up 80% of our everyday utterances.  The power of core words lies within […]