Ep. 45 Why I Use Themes Longer than a Week - thedabblingspeechie

 Hey Hey SLPs! Do you ever find yourself scrambling to find enough activities to cover your Prek-5th grade caseload? You might have a gigantic caseload and are having to plan for a wide-range of ages and treatment areas. If that is you…this episode is for you! Planning for a caseload can easily become scattered because of the many responsibilities we have in the job and next thing you know, you begin just grabbing books, toys, and games off the shelf to cover goals. Because I needed some structure to cover so many goals and ages, I turned to planning by themes. Today, I am going to share 3 reasons why I use a theme longer than one week.

 

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to streamline your planning – which in turn helps you have a plan quicker, and it is more cohesive
  • How using themes build deeper semantic networks, gives time to work on background knowledge and also increases engagements with the vocabulary and language concepts. There is research that shows students with language impairments need up to 36 engagements with a word to learn it. Plus, you can pick themes that align with the classroom curriculum, the student’s interests, or things that are part of the child’s environment.
  • How themes can be more cost effective when you have to plan for less themes. You aren’t always on the hunt for more toys, books, games, etc. to add to your therapy closet.

 

To grab the FREE themed therapy planning idea guide, text the number 44222 with THEMETHERAPYGUIDE (all capitals)

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