In this episode of the Real Talk SLP, Felice interviews Whitney Smith from Let’s Talk With Whitney SLP. Whitney is a school based SLP who works with children from preschool to 5th grade.
During this interview, Whitney shares about why she uses curriculum based materials and themes in her therapy. Plus, she tells SLPs how she stays organized and tips on how to start using themes in therapy.
It was interesting to hear about how Whitney started using themes in therapy and how she plans her themes throughout the year.
We both share some therapy ideas and books to use with a winter theme. Whitney shared her favorite books and activities for winter. Felice shared a few ideas for winter themes to use with your middle school students.
Blog posts mentioned in this podcast episode:
Whitney shared how you can make themed boxes that she likes to refer to as “Therapy In A Box”. These themed boxes were how she first started using themes in her therapy room.
Whitney shared about her favorite theme using the ocean and beach with her students. Check out her book companions for this theme HERE.
If you need winter therapy ideas, Whitney shared about some favorite books and activities she likes to do.
Books Whitney mentioned:
Felice shared some ideas for using a penguin sensory bin that you can read more about HERE (links in the blog post for where to get penguins).
Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World by Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Gerald R. Uhlich
Here are more of her winter themed resources from her TPT store.
Winter themed activities for your upper elementary and middle school students using winter America’s Funniest Home Videos.