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A Not-So-Despicable Comparing Activity

Despicable Me Minion

Minions!!!  Thanks to the Despicable Me movies, we now think of minions as adorable, entertaining beings that easily make you smile.  So put a smile on your students’ faces while they practice comparing and contrasting! If you don’t have photos or figurines of minions, you can have your students draw their own, which may actually […]

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Reuse Holiday Cards for Speech and Language Therapy

Holiday Cards

I love getting Christmas cards during the holiday season, but don’t know what to do with them once the holidays have passed.  This year, I’m going to give them a second life in my therapy sessions! To start, select cards that have interesting pictures on the front and cut each card along the fold to […]

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Hands On Thanksgiving Activity and Word List

turkey_hand

I’ve found that the more “hands on” an activity is, the more my students participate and enjoy the work we are doing.  By putting a speech or language spin on a classic Thanksgiving activity, you can target a wide range of goals – and have some fun too! Getting Started First the students trace their […]

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Gorgeous Gourds

Gourds

I love the language boost I witness when I bring small, unusual-looking gourds into my therapy sessions this time of year.  No matter how old they are, the students’ curiosity gets the best of them and they can’t help but be engaged.  So what do I do?  I milk it for all it’s worth to […]

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Autumn Activities

Autumn Leaves

Welcome autumn!  If you’re like me, you’re ready for some cooler weather and fun, fall activities.  I love to use the changing of seasons to introduce new vocabulary, games, and activities into my sessions.  It’s also a great time to reinforce previously learned skills from a different angle.  Try some of these apple activities or […]

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Describing Dogs – A Fun Language Therapy Activity

Dog

Why work on describing? Describing with details helps a child be specific about the different attributes of an item.  This can help students with comparing and contrasting, using details in their writing, and increasing their vocabularies. Creativity disclaimer First off, I must give credit where credit is due.  This wonderful activity is used by the […]

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