Some days (aka every day), a girl just needs some fresh air and sunshine. While I’m fortunate that even though my room is on the small size with no cabinets for hidden storage, I DO have two windows in my room. You win some, you lose some…Who needs more storage when you’ve got sunlight, am I right? Even if you’re… Read More
PreK Pushin: Math & Communication Goals– How do they go together?
Graph image by Creative Lessons Cafe Push-in therapy. In-class support. Co-teaching. Whatever you want to call it, going into the classroom to provide in-class support minutes to your students can definitely require some outside-of-the-box thinking if you’re not the one who has planned & is leading the lesson. I know–it’s hard sometimes as SLPs to let go of having a… Read More
Community Helpers: Project-Based Learning
This year, my school district implemented Project-Based Learning (PBL) as everyone’s professional development project for the year. If you’re not familiar with Project Based Learning, it’s a teaching approach that’s very student-driven rather than teacher-driven, and students explore a real world problem/challenge/question of their choosing while exploring possible solutions through various methods– research, collaboration, etc… An excerpt from Edutopia explains… Read More
Chicken Soup for the SLP Soul
Imagine this scenario: You’re a first year SLP—ready to take on the world after 6 years of school including 2 years of practicums behind you. You’re a little nervous about being out on your own, but confident enough to know that while you don’t know it all, you know enough to be plenty competent in order to do your job…. Read More
Potato Head Play
Mr. Potato Head is a toy that many of us SLPs have used in therapy with little ones. It’s always been toted as a “must-have” for anyone working with early intervention/prek. I love my potato heads (I scored a big tub full of heads and accessories at a yard sale last year!), but I’ll admit- there was a point in… Read More
For the Love of Speech: Valentine’s Blog Hop!
Welcome to your next (or maybe first!) stop of the “For The Love Of Speech” blog hop organized by Lyndsey over at Speech to the Core and Elizabeth over at Speech Owl! You’re in for some sweet treats! I am SO very thankful for each and every one of you who take time to read this blog, follow me on… Read More