Thursday, May 7, 2015

Gifts for SLP Grads

Do you know an SLP student who is about to graduate? Need ideas for gifts? Here is a fun linky party that will help you choose a great gift! A big thank you to All Y'all Need for organizing this linky!

You know an SLP can't live without their cell phone! Here is the BEST car-ready phone holder that I have owned (and I have tried SEVERAL). This plugs into your car's cigarette lighter. Yes, I know most of the them do, but the difference here is that it swivels 360 degrees as well as tilts vertically. The holder is STURDY and the giant chip-clip style gripper is probably the BEST feature. A charger is built in as well as USB ports. Who doesn't need this?

Now, I know you want to know about therapy materials. You can't go wrong with these magnetic sets by Smethport. There are several themes and they are portable! Here is one of my favorites.  These are good for ALL receptive and expressive language tasks from vocabulary, following directions and answering wh-questions to labeling, morphology and syntax. These appeal to children as young as three and as old as 10. This is one of my go-to items when the lesson plan need "adjustment." Everyone should have at least one of these great sets!

Now, you know I have some products that I have made that I think would be great gifts, as well. So, here they are!

Here is my Articulation Deep Test for R. Why is it a great gift? ALL SLPs who plan to work with kids will deal with the R sound whether in the school system or private clinic. This tool tests initial R, medial R and post vocalic-R productions AND has picture stimuli. Picture stimuli is something you will NOT find on any other screener for the R sound. 

Here are some examples (above) of some of the contents. The screener tests MANY contexts: single words, sentences, reading aloud (with R-loaded passages) and conversational speech. It is all black-ink only for easy printing.

Additionally, I highly recommend book companions for new SLPs just starting out. Book companions are an excellent way to address a number of speech and language goals with an added emphasis on literacy. My companion for "Sheep in a Jeep" not only offers many targets, I have also cited the CCSS as a way to link speech and language goals to the Common Core. New SLPs will benefit by making this connection early in their careers. 

A basic grammar set is an essential for a new SLP. I have just the packet! My Just Pronouns addresses the most common grammar problem for young children-correct use of he/she/they along with the correct form of "to be."

After you read all of the posts for this link-up, you will have a comprehensive shopping list!

Happy Shopping!


  1. I am going to have to check out that car charger! And I have Sheep in a Jeep - it's great!

    All Y’all Need

    1. Yay! Hope you like the car charger as much as I do! Can't live without it.

  2. Love those magnet sets! I have a dog park one and so many students love it. Great gift ideas!

    Schoolhouse Talk

    1. I don't have that one Abby! Going to find it and buy it!!!! :)