Thursday, June 27, 2013

Social Story Resource List

Hello and welcome new readers! I hope everyone is enjoying summer and keeping cool wherever you may be. Here in Texas it is suppose to reach 100F with a heat index of 100F+! Now that is hot, and to beat today's heat, I've spent the morning compiling a list of social story resources sent to my by other SLP's. 

About a month ago, I asked readers for their favorite/go-to resources when writing a social story for a child, and I got a great response. The trigger for this post came from a particular student, new to my school, who was in need of social stories for many different aspects of his day. I found myself writing one in particular, and asked, "Could I be writing this better, or differently?" Thus, the reason for asking peers for the resources they use to help when writing a social story. 

Currently, the resource list can be found on my FB page, here, under the "free downloads" tab. If you have a resource that you would like to see added to the list, please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list. 

Thank you & take care,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Activity Review & Giveaway

Today's Activity review comes from Queen's Speech!
Thank you Rachel for allowing me to review such a great activity, and for offering a copy to one lucky reader! 


Now to the activity! I am reviewing one of her newest activities, Summer Sea Creatures Language Pack. 

Included in this activity:
- Following directions (with directions for each card)
-Regular and Irregular past tense cards
- Fact or Opinion cards
-Sentence Correction cards
- Who am I? (clue cards and answer cards)
- Sea Creature Game Board & Dice 

Why I love this activity! It is available for only $3.00 here, it is comprehensive in its contents, and can be used to target multiple therapy goals. 

Rachel is offering a copy to one lucky reader. Please use the rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win! 

Do you like what you see and want to be able to get up-to-date information from Queen's Speech? Take a minute to follow her blog, FB, & TPT

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Activity Review & Giveaway

 Articulation BINGO for /k/ and /g/  
By: Straight Up Speech

Straight Up Speech
Thank you Jennifer from Straight Up Speech www. for giving me the chance to review this great activity, and for offering two copies to two lucky readers!

Included in this packet:
 35 picture cards each for initial /k/ & initial /g/
35 picture cards each for medial /k/ & medial /g/
35 picture cards for final /k/ & 29 for final /g/ 
4 different picture bingo boards per word position per sound (24 total) 
  4 different picture bingo boards with all word positions represented per sound (12 total) 
**Cards can be used for traditional articulation drill and practice or to play one of the following game options: bingo, memory, or go fish.

What I like about this packet:
*The size of the picture cards are great for little fingers to manipulate

*There are BINGO boards included for both /k, g/ in all word positions

*As well as 'mixed' boards for both /k, g/

I really like this activity and its usefulness for young children. Thank you Jennifer for allowing me the chance to review! This activity can be found in Jennifer's TPT store here .

Jennifer is in the process of adding more sound packets in this "BINGO" format. In addition to this /k, g/ activity, she currently has /s, z/ in her TPT store as well. You can find it here. Stay tuned for more sound packets. She is currently working on /f, v/. 

Jennifer is offering two lucky readers a copy of this activity! Please use the rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win. Are you a fan of Straight Up Speech? If not, check out her blog for amazing ideas (blog address at the top of this post), and make sure to follow her facebook page as well!

What are your favorite articulation strategies? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below.

To see Jennifer's review of my activity "Mr. Froggie Says," visit her blog here

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