Using Themes in Speech and Language Therapy


Why use themes?
Using themes in your therapy sessions can provide you with a great framework to build on and can help with carryover to real life situations.  With a little effort, therapy can become interesting and a lot of fun – for both you and your clients.

How can I use one theme for so many kids?
Themes can be applied to a variety of speech and language goals.  Use basic games with a slight twist for speech sound activities.  You can also work on vocabulary, sequencing, following directions, and writing while using a theme as your framework.

There are also quite a few early education websites that have themed ideas.  Use them as inspiration for your speech and language activities.

One Response to “Using Themes in Speech and Language Therapy”

  1. Robin Whitesell July 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm #


    I will be anxious to see your camping theme next month. I use themes with my speech therapy kids, in fact, I do a different theme every week. I have kids from 3-13 in the public school sector and find that using themes gives me a starting point or a jumping off point to making artic worksheets, language sheets, games, etc. I often use a book with the preschoolers (the book Books Are For Talking, Too is great for help in finding a book) and then do a hands on activity. The kids all seem to love it!!

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