Website of the Week: https://www.jc-schools.net/?DivisionID=15672&DepartmentID=16520&SubDepartmentID=7612
These PowerPoint games are FUN, be prepared to become addicted to trying to find a way to incorporate these PowerPoint games into your therapy sessions or even in your spare time :) Some of the games included on this site, just to name a few are: Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Twenty Questions, and many more...Hope you all enjoy this website!
**Stay tuned: I will be blogging about how I incorporated some of these PowerPoint games into therapy sessions in my next blog under: Ideas and Techniques for Therapy Sessions!
Special Thanks to Jefferson County Schools for compiling all these great PowerPoint Games!
Did you incorporate a PowerPoint game into your therapy session, let me know which one?
This is a good phonetics website because it organizes all the consonants and vowels in the phonetic alphabet by manner, place and voicing. For each phoneme there are three words that are provided with a model of the production of each phoneme and the corresponding words. In addition, an animation and a step by step description of how you produce each phoneme is described as well. I highly recommend this especially for your phonetics class and for future reference.
Special thanks to The University of Iowa
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a wonderful book for children. Below there is a pdf document from Linguisystems.com that has different activities targeting receptive and expressive language skills with corresponding objectives/goals.
LinguiSystems, Inc. (2007). Speech and language activities for young learners: The very hungry caterpillar.
Carle, E. (1994).The very hungry caterpillar. Penguin Group.
Create Your Own Resource Box
From the beginning of undergraduate school I kept all my papers, handouts, worksheets, etc. that professors provided for me in one big box. Before entering graduate school I organized all the loose papers into categories in a big box so that everything was easy to find. Even when I entered graduate school, I always made one extra copy of activities, handouts, and any resources that I used throughout therapy sessions and grad school classes. I highly recommend keeping everything in notebooks, filing cabinet, boxes, etc, whatever is easiest for you. Start to organize everything from the beginning or at least try, I know it sounds very tedious and I know you have a lot on your plate, but it is definitely worth it in the end. When you start working in your career it is nice to have easy access to all of that great information that you have accumulated over the years. Your professors will give you a lot of great information and you will accumulate a lot of papers over the years, keep it, and file it away in your own "resource box," so that you will always have it. Try not to reuse notebooks if you do not have to, that is half the battle, because it is easier if you just buy a new notebook for a new subject so that you can keep all your papers together.
Also you can organize your documents by uploading them and storing them on an external hard drive.
I provided the pictures above to give you an idea of what my resource box looks like on the outside and then what is on the inside. To the left you can see I put a label on the outside of the box with all the topics that can be found on the inside. To the right is the format that I used on each folder, all the folders are in order by the number.