Happy Friday Everyone! The thought for the day is above. If you have not noticed yet on the blog page to the far right, I post a "quote of the week" and a "student success tip of the week."
This post is about my favorite Ziplock bags. A lot of times, especially after you build your therapy closet of games, sometimes the boxes begin to fall apart. This leads us to the solution of ...Ziplock bags! Ziplock bags are great because they come in all different sizes and if the box is already falling apart you can cut the name of the game, place it in the ziplock bag, so that you can differentiate between multiple games. Also you can put the cards or playing pieces in smaller zip lock bags.
Ziplock bags are good for keeping activities together for each group that you see throughout the day. Examples of how I use ziplock bags are below.
How do you rescue your board games that are falling apart?
I have more than one school this year, so I have been on the road in my car travelling and providing speech and language Therapy to different students at different schools. This post is one of my latest additions to my therapy bin, which may become a tradition for the holidays.
"Bulletin Boards on the Go". In this post I added pictures of all of the different items that I included on the board. All of the items were purchased at the Dollar Store including the foam poster board.
Above are the foam shapes (8 in a pack) that I put on the board using tape. Included in the pack were fall items (i.e. pumpkins, leaves, acorns). I wrote the letters F-A-L-L for Fall on each foam shape.
Next, I added a few Fall stickers, the remaining stickers I put in a box and allowed the students to pick their fall sticker at the end of the session. There are 200 stickers in a pack.
Then, I added the Window Cling leaves to the board. There were a few of these in a pack as well.
Last I added the Gourds and pumpkin (three came in a pack) and the big tall scarecrow.
This bulletin board targets so many different goals.
So after adding all of
the additions to the Fall board. Here is the final product.....
All of the students really enjoyed viewing the board and talking about what they saw.
Now, they think I spend all my free time making fall boards too lol.
The Fall vocabulary list is on the back of the board.
I spent $6 and some change (for tax) to create this Fall Bulletin Board. Happy Thanksgiving!
What are some Fall activities that you have created?
The Vision Board is a great visual for anyone when setting goals. It is a great way to outline the goals that you are working towards in an organized manner and with pictures to support your goals. Below are some pictures of the vision board that I created with one of my older clients. This really helped for organizing, planning, problem solving and other skills. We created the outline and the categories (i.e. School and Career, Finances) and then it was filled up with goals and pictures. In the middle is a ladder with road signs, at the bottom rung of the ladder I have "Wrong Way," next is "Caution", in the middle is "No U-Turn." At the top of the ladder it says "Success Next Exit" and " "Welcome to Success." As the client gets closer to goal, the popsicle tick with his/her picture can be moved up the ladder towards success. There are many different ways that you can create your vision board. We used a big piece of poster board and had 4 different categories in each corner. If you create a vision board, I would love to see pictures and how you organized yours. Let me know how it turns out!
Thank you David for sharing this resource https://www.designwizard.com/blog/how-to-create-an-inspiring-online-vision-board/
Lisa M. Geary is a Speech Language Pathologist and the founder of LiveSpeakLove.com and she has a wonderful Speech Language blog that is connected to her website. We also want to take the time to congratulate Lisa on her new position as the Clinical Assistant Professor at Towson University in their department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies.
Some of my favorite posts from the LiveSpeakLove blog are:
Top Five Ways to Encourage Spontaneous Language
Summer Speech Language Activities
Top 10 Must Dos for SLPs
Visual Supports for Behavior
Making the Most of Summer Fun Language Based Activities for Children and Their Families
All of the handouts below are concise and provide valuable information.
Click here for some of the handouts that Lisa created for Better Hearing and Speech Month are as follows:
The LiveSpeakLove Speech-Language Blog offers a wealth of resources, so be sure to stop by and visit!