Arrrrrrticulation! Theme Unit: Pirates

    July 11, 2021 No Comments


    Speech Therapy Theme: Pirates

    In my 16th year as an SLP, I used a pirate theme unit for the first time.  I had seen other SLP’s doing this, but I didn’t feel like I could use a lot of the materials because they contained weapons or violence.  So, I made some of my own!  I also found a newer game that seemed a little more G rated than the “old favorite” that has children sticking swords into a barrel until the pirate pops out (kids love it, but when I thought about the context of the game, I didn’t love it).  


    Talk Like a Pirate Day is a fun little “holiday” that takes place each year.  It’s on Sunday, September 19th 2021.  

    Books for Pirate Theme

    Kiki Looks for Perry by Elizabeth Hepler

    There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map by Lucille Colandro

    Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean 

    How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon

    Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long and David Shannon

    Pirate Boy by  Eve Bunting


    How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon

    Download this free exclusive free book companion with Boom Cards!  Click the image below.  

    Kiki Looks for Perry comes in a printable version with pieces to put into the book and in Boom Card version (you get both versions). 

    It has target words embedded for Medial R: perfect for arrrrrrticulation.  


    Toys and Games for Pirate Theme

    Pile Up Pirates seems less violent to me than the classic “barrel stabbing” version. 😉 It has
    lots of potential for different concepts: colors, counting, spatial
    positions, turn-taking, and more! 


    Learning Resources Sorting Surprise: Another great activity for language.  Each treasure chest has a hidden object and opportunities for targeting shapes, colors, core words, and more! 

     Kiki Looks for Perry Boom Cards.


    There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map Book Companion Boom Cards

     Pirate Apraxia Set of Boom Cards for Articulation Practice

    Pirate Arrrrrticulation game for Initial R, Medial R, and Final R

    Pirate Songs and Movement Breaks

    The Pirate Life by Go Noodle

    Silly Pirate Song by Jack Hartman

    Over the Deep Blue Sea by Super Simple Songs


    To access free lesson plans, printable worksheets, coloring pages, books, and games, be sure to join the Ausome Speech Club.  This will give you the password to access the Freebie Library.  

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        Prior Speaking Experiences

        -Guilford Child Development: Autism in the Early Childhood Setting
        -Cheshire Speech and Voice: Effective Tools for increasing Sensory Integration for Speech/Language Intervention; Autism
        -Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute: Autism
        -CHIPS Greensboro: Autism for Professionals
        -NCSHLA: Teletherapy (Including the Parent Perspective)
        -Telepractice Today: Podcast (Parent and SLP Perspectives)
        -UNC Chapel Hill: Guest Lecture
        -Abled Not Labeled: Presenter (Intro to Neurodiversity)
        -Rockingham County Schools (Gestalt Language Processing)
        Meet Elizabeth