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 […]

Shaving Cream Leaf Craftivity

The Fall craftivity I did with my groups had to do with leaves.  When I saw this technique I had to try it!  I needed a shallow pan, acrylic paints, a squeegee, and shaving cream.  I had the paints, but got the rest of the supplies at the dollar store.  (Regular shaving cream is not […]

Memorial Day flags

This week in Speech/OT group, we made flags.  My OT colleague found the idea, but I was unable to find the original pin where she found it.  It looked something like this, though it’s not the exact one. We started with pre-cut pieces of white paper with a blue square glued to the top left corner. […]