Friday, September 12, 2014

Speechie Freebies Link Up!

Once again, it is time for Speechie Freebies and I have a goody for you! This simple one-page download will have your pirate-loving kiddos jumping for joy...or at least having fun while they practice their TH sounds.

Here is a game board I created to make practicing those TH sounds more fun. See below. It is just one page, so not a lot of ink is used. Just print it out. I would suggest you laminate it for durability.

Use game pieces from one of your board games (I KNOW you have many), and you are ready to play!

And you know, matey, Talk-Like-A-Pirate day is COMING----September 19th!!

Now, go to the Speechie FreeBEES page to get the rest of the freebies my colleagues have made for you!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Articulation in Conversation FREEBIE!!!

Does an idea ever just come to you in a flash? Sometimes that happens to me. This is one of THOSE!

We ALL must take data and we ALL have students working on sounds at the conversational level…or at least I hope you have students at the conversational level! Since there are no tests out there for conversational speech, we are often stuck transcribing, tallying, etc. I’ve come up with a way to simplify the tallying process AND give you hard data that you can use in your progress reports. I've titled my brainstorm: Articulation in Conversation.

The concept is simple: You decide what sound you are going to focus on, print out my freebie form and have your student ready to chat! There is a blank at the top to note the start and end times, which of course, is optional, but many of us write goals for a specific number of minutes at the conversational level (e.g. "Johnny will correctly produce /r/ in all positions of words with 80% accuracy, during 3 minutes of spontaneous conversational speech").

Let's look at a specific example-say you want to chart progress for the R sound. Notice the columns on the form and you will see that you are going to write ALL R words CORRECTLY produced on the left hand side and ALL R words INCORRECTLY produced on the right side. This means you are ONLY writing words that contain the /r/ phoneme. You do NOT have to write any other words!

Once the conversation is finished, note the end time at the top of the form. Tally the columns and add those together for a total. 

Then simply divide the correct number of words by the overall total and you will get the percentage of accuracy. You can note that percentage and the total time in your progress report. I typically want to see the average over a number of sessions (at least 4-5 sessions). You will have more accurate measure of the accuracy level with more sessions.

Now, where is this FREEBIE?  Just click on the picture below and you will be taken to my TeachersPayTeachers store where you can download this forever FREEBIE! If you try the form and like it, please leave me some feedback on TpT!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Final Frenzy?

A group of 18 SLPs began this over the summer, but postponed it due to the TpT sale--which happened earlier this year. We already had our fangates installed, so we are able to bring you one last frenzy---and it is all about one specific topic---The Frog Prince! All of the items you will receive are tied to the basic Frog Prince tale (available in many forms/formats) and a newer parody of the familiar titled "The Frog Prince-Continued," by Jon Scieszka. It is hilarious and you will love the materials we have created for you to accompany that book! We tackle every major area of need for speech and language kids-from pre-K to high school. Come and check it out!

Here is the frenzy map. Click on the image below and it will take you to a Google Doc which you can download. All of the images on the map are clickable. Simply click on one and you will be taken to that SLPs Facebook page.

Look for the SLP Frenzy Tab-pictured here. If you click on the tab I have pictured below, you will be taken to my Facebook page to begin the frenzy.

Have fun grabbing all of the wonderful items!

On a sad note, Facebook has changed the rules of the game--again. To those of you who are familiar with the SLP Frenzies--where you "like" a page and then gain access to a fabulous freebie--they are soon to be a thing of the past. Facebook has disallowed any promotion which requires a user to "like" a page. It is too bad. It was a great way to spread free materials. You can bet that if the powers-that-be change their minds about the use of Facebook for frenzies, we will be back with more!

Kindly leave us some feedback on our Facebook pages....we put a LOT of time into these items and would appreciate it. Go and visit our TpT stores! Click on the flower below to go to my store!!

You can bet that if the powers-that-be change their minds about the use of Facebook for frenzies, we will be back with more!  :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Speech Therapy Gems!

Hello Everyone!

Most of us have either started back to school, or will be going back tomorrow. My year began a few weeks ago. It seems like the summer gets shorter and shorter every year!

To help you get your year off to a great start, 10 SLPs have coordinated efforts to put together some GREAT FREEBIES for you!

Go to my TpT (TeachersPayTeachers) store by clicking on the image below. The link will take you directly to the item in my store that contains the links to a total of TEN FREE items!

In addition to all of the FREEBIES, you will find links to each seller's favorite product. Here is mine. Remember, you have to go to the link given with the above image to get ALL 10 of the freebies!

Finally, each seller's best selling item is also listed. Here is my all-time best-seller! Clicking on the image below will take you directly to my best-seller -- my book companion for Corduroy.

We hope all of you enjoy the FREEBIES and that these items help you get the school year off to a good start. Please take a look at the "favorite" items shown. Those are designed to make your job easier and more efficient!

Happy Back-to-School and have  a great year!