EP 92 Who Knew My Students Would Love This!?

EP 92 Who Knew My Students Would Love This!?

We can overcomplicate the process when finding engaging speech therapy materials for our sessions! This Real Talk SLP episode shares what kids LOVE, and it might be something you never thought to use.

Have you ever planned an on-the-fly speech therapy lesson, thinking it would be “boring,” only to discover that your students thought it was the BEST.THING.EVER!

Or, maybe you left a game or material on your table, and your next group of fourth-graders walk-in begging to play Candyland in your session?

How To Participate in Future SLP Questions

This episode of the Real Talk SLP podcast will be sharing materials or activities SLPs used that were a surprising hit in therapy.

Many of the ideas shared today were from submissions from other SLPs that commented on my Facebook page. Come follow along to get involved with some of the questions I post weekly.

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The membership opens in July 2022. We take purchase requests and group discounts, so let your employer know you need this for a successful school year! Sign up HERE.

In This Real Talk SLP Episode You Will Learn:

 

-How to look at your therapy materials in unconventional ways

-Encouragement to take chances in your therapy and explore what can work with our students in therapy

-Therapy ideas that are cost-effective and engaging with kids

-Think outside the box, what might work for younger students could be used with your older students and vice versa

-What tools or supplies could you incorporate with your worksheets or activities to increase engagement such as using smell markers or erasable pens

-How you can use a simple object and turn it into a hands-on activity

-Our junk drawers could be our most effective therapy tool

 

See the links below to go to blog posts or find materials mentioned in this episode

Blog Posts and Resources Mentioned in This Episode

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“I Spy” sensory bin

Articulation Flipbookstry the /l/ book for FREE

Use these ultra fine dry erase markers, your kids will love them.

Smelly Markers, Smelly Pens, Dot Markers, Erasable pens

Candyland and Don’t Break the Ice – If you need toy companion cheat sheets for using these games in therapy, check out this resource in my TPT store.

Lids N’ Lizards Blog Post – Free printables are on that blog post

Beach Day by Karen Roosa Blog Post with extension activity ideas

Make a random item sensory bin by colors. Check out the color-themed sensory bin resources in my TPT store

We can overcomplicate the process when finding engaging speech therapy materials for our sessions! This Real Talk SLP episode shares what kids LOVE, and it might be something you never thought to use.

If you loved this episode, make sure to leave a review on the Real Talk SLP podcast.

Ep 91 5 Strategies to Get Buy-In With Your Older Students

Ep 91 5 Strategies to Get Buy-In With Your Older Students

When it comes to working with older speech students, it can be hard to keep them motivated in therapy. Nothing feels worse than having session after session fall flat because you can’t get your students to buy-in into the therapy process.

That’s why I invited Kristin Bowers from Kiwi Speech to come on the Real Talk SLP podcast to share 5 strategies you can use to get buy-in with your older students.

 

Sign Up for the LIVE Sensory Bin Webinar June 21st

If you are struggling with finding ways to engage your mixed groups and feel confident that you can cover all their goals in a session, I am hosting a LIVE webinar on June 21st 5pm PST/8 pm EST to share how you can use sensory bins to target your students’ speech and language goals.

Tickets are $9 and include:

-1 hour CMH units (Clinical Maintenance Hours)

-Ultimate Sensory Bin Guide – step-by-step instructions and recommendations to help you find the right bin, fillers, and materials to make your sensory bin with a visual rules poster, storage ideas, and printables to make bins

-$15 worth of sensory bin materials

-A fun learning environment that will answer all your questions about using sensory bins in speech therapy.

Strategies to Help Get Buy-In With Your Older Speech Students

In the beginning part of the interview, we discuss some of the roadblocks speech pathologists face when working with older speech students. We then dive into strategies that can help improve your therapy sessions and your relationships with your students. 

In this podcast episode, you will hear about these 5 strategies to help your older speech students:

 

– Teach a growth mindset in your sessions using the three pillars of motivation, rapport, and resilience (the research article is linked below in the blog posts and resources section)

– To use distraction in your therapy sessions

– Finding materials and activities that provide a challenge for your students

– Get your students reading in your therapy sessions

– Really get picky with their speech sounds or the skills you are working on with them in therapy

 

Blog Posts and Resources Mentioned in This Podcast Episode

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Ep. 68 Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Hey Hey Hey SLPs! Today we are talking about how to run a successful IEP meeting with the queen guru of managing your caseload, Mia McDaniel. This episode will give you tips and tricks on how to be more effective with your students and meetings.

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • 3 things SLPs can do to come to an IEP meeting more prepared
  • Tips for IEP teams that will help the IEP meetings run smoothly
  • How to prepare yourself for contentious IEP meetings or the meetings you are worried will have some tension

FREE Progress Monitor Checklist:

https://thedabblingspeechie.com/2018/10/progress-monitor-speech-goals/

 

Blog Posts and Resources Mentioned in the interview:

 

How and why take baselines: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5q09NBYWY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Explaining the reasons for IEP recommendations:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLdFVhGhNzj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

The ultimate goal of dismissal:

 https://www.instagram.com/p/CKDQnuwsK__/ 

 

Speech dismissal: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKDQnuwsK__/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

10 tips for conducting AMAZING IEP meetings that build parents’ trust:  

https://puttingwordsinyourmouth.com/2019/06/how-to-conduct-amazing-iep-meetings-that-build-parents-trust.html 

10 Professionalism Tips for your CF Experience and Beyond

https://puttingwordsinyourmouth.com/2019/08/ten-professionalism-tips-for-your-cf-experience-beyond.html 

Join the School SLP insiders group BEFORE it launches on January 2, 2022: https://www.facebook.com/groups/532590431155668 

 

Stay in touch with Mia:

Website: https://puttingwordsinyourmouth.com

Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/puttingwordsinyourmouth 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PuttingWordsInYourMouth

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/miamcd/_created/ 

TeachersPayTeachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mia-Mcdaniel 

 

 

 

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Ep. 65 Therapy Ideas for Using a Gingerbread Man Theme

Ideas for a Gingerbread Man Theme

Hey Hey Hey SLPs! So it’s the month of December tomorrow and you have another three weeks until you get a nice long two-week winter break. In today’s episode, I will be talking about fun activities you can do with a gingerbread man theme. These are great for this time of year because they are low prep, simple, and fun for your students!

 

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Books and activities to use with a gingerbread man theme

  • Games to play with a gingerbread man theme

  • A gingerbread man hunt activity 

 

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Ep. 44 How to Cover Various Goals Using Themes

Ep. 44 How to Cover Various Goals Using Themes

Hey Hey SLPs! In this week’s episode you will learn how you can use themes to cover a lot of goals. I will walk you through what is a theme, how I started doing theme therapy and you will hear examples of how you can take a theme and adapt them for all ages. If you are new to theme therapy, this episode will give you a ton of nuggets to help you feel more comfortable. You will hear how to adapt these themes even for a large caseload! You can also get a free themed therapy planning cheat sheet, so you can map out all the goals and skills you can target with whatever theme you pick.   

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What is Theme Therapy?
  • How I started doing theme therapy.
  • Tangible examples of theme therapy.

If you LOVE doing themed therapy, but are tired of spending endless hours searching Pinterest and TPT for themed activities to cover your Prek-5th grade caseload, then the Themed Therapy SLP membership is for you! Having monthly themed activities for a wide range of goals and ages will save you time, stress and money! Want to know when the membership will be ready? Get on the waitlist by clicking the pink button below.   Themed Therapy SLP Membership WaitlistGet on the waitlist to know when this helpful membership is available.

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