This week our #slpkids practiced their #inferencing skills by guessing where each #tinytoy friend might be headed... using clues from the object in hand our #slpkids worked to make a #smartguess and explain their reasoning. We had fun using the formula: What I see + what I know = smart guess #socialcommunication #socialthinking #socialinference #slpeeps#teleslpeeps #pediatricslp #tinytoys #playbasedslp #learningthroughplay#amyoconnellslp #hamiltonslp #ancasterslp #caledoniasl
As August brings with it the classic "lazy days of summer”, AO SLP services is busy thinking ahead to September... With our children returning to (some form of) formal instruction, educators and parents alike may soon find themselves questioning why a student lags in a particular skill area such as reading, writing, social skills, listening comprehension, and/or oral expression. A crucial part of supporting a child’s learning development is understanding the nature of their d
Who doesn’t love some good old-fashioned Potato Head play? He is timeless and a well-used item in my #playbasedlearning inventory. After 17 yeas of practice, Mr. Potato Head has worked on more speech, language, and learning goals than I care to count... He is one of my "go-to" toys, so it only made sense that when it came time to work on #wholebodylistening in therapy, Mr. Potato Head was on standby. If you haven’t already discovered the amazing products offered over at www.
We LOVE birthdays @amyoconnellslpservices. A few weeks back, 5 (yes, FIVE!!) clients celebrated a birthday within the same week. If you know anything about me, I LOVE tiny toys... You may not know that I also LOVE the challenge of taking one game or activity and modifying it to meet the needs of multiple clients across a range of therapy goals. With 5 birthdays in a single week, you can bet that my mind was on "birthday theme" as I opened my #tinytoys bucket to prep for se
Today’s superfine tele therapy task saw some slp-kids travelling to outer space. We explored a spaceship and some space rocks to find tiny toys all containing the /s/ sound somewhere in the word. Once we cracked our space rock or opened up the spaceship, the rest was up to our imaginations... #teletherapy #teleslp #playbasedslp #tinytoys #useyourimagination #soundloadedstories #multiplerepetitions #interdentallisp #pediatricslp #amyoconnellslp #hamiltonslp #caledoniaslp #an
“Look for the bright spots”... “There is always a silver lining”... “Look for the rainbow”... “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”... “See this as an opportunity to better yourself”... We’ve all heard it. We’ve probably also said it. Truth is, there is growth in struggle. While we may choose to deny it at the time, if we look hard enough there is always a bright spot to be found. As our family has stumbled through the past 4 months of working from home, emergency h
This week in #teletherapy we took our #tinytoys on a trip to the beach. We had lots of fun practicing lip closure for b/p/m sounds (some of our friends went in the mmmud...), practicing different word shapes and using them in sentences (like our friends bunny, baby, and hippo...), and generating #functionalphrases while deciding where each toy would like to play. Somehow another #repetition seems more fun when a new toy comes to play :) #teleslpeeps #playbasedslp #slpeeps #
Today’s #superfun #teletherapy task involved digging for #tinytoys in kinetic sand. We achieved a truckload of repetitions for students #childhoodapraxiaofspeech working on various #wordshapes and #functionalphrases. Articulation students had fun directing the truck to dig up objects containing their #speechtargets. My #earlyliteracy students had fun guiding the truck to find various letter tiles and #sightwords. Today’s lesson for this SLP? One box of sand = endless oppo