February Speech Therapy
“What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?”
So, I’m back again to share some organization tips and tricks, some free printables, and some
links to great resources for February speech therapy!
Monthly Labels: First off, I use tote boxes by season. I use these very cute Monthly Labels and have 4 boxes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. I change them out in the back of my car every 3 months and always have my evaluation box with me. I use these sterilite 80 qt gasket boxes. They have held up for many years and have a seamless design that keeps unwanted things from creeping in (eek!).
Watch Faces and Backgrounds: Did you know A Perfect Blend has free watch faces and backgrounds in her instagram stories each month? You should check those out. So cute and fun to change each month. My favorite last year was a drawing of the inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman.
Planner: I print my planner each year from Polka Dot Posie Print. I love the seasonal colors and the options to customize what I need each year. I use the discbound system and other accessories from Happy Planner. These are easy to find on amazon.
The Cozi App:
Our family uses this app to keep up with appointments and our full schedule for the 6 of us. It also allows you to make grocery lists, sync with alexa, and upload recipes for meal planning.
Visuals: I use these with children whether we are face to face or in teletherapy format. I’ve added a digital version, which has been really helpful in teletherapy. I also created a set of digital reinforcers, which has been especially helpful for my kiddos age 5+. I’ve been using lots of visuals to help keep kids on task and engaged.
This set has digital and print versions.
Task Boxes, File Folders, Worksheets, and Activities:
Adaptive Books: Ten Silly Snowmen is a fun little adaptive book perfect for teaching simple counting. This set comes with a Boom Card e-version, too! I carry this one from January through February. After all, many of us are just now getting snow…and lots of it!
Interactive Book (Counting 1-10): Ten Silly Hearts by Elizabeth Hepler (Ausome Speech)
Book Companions: There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro, Companions by Ausome Speech
Froggy Get’s Dressed by Jonathan London
5 Little Monkeys: Printable and Digital Unit
- Favorite Video for “No More Monkeys”: Super Simple Songs
- Free Boom Card Games
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGreat
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright (check out the boom deck and toys that correspond below)
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff & Felecia Bond
Llama Llama, I Love You by Anna Dewdney
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine’s Day by Alice Schertle
Ten Silly Hearts by Elizabeth Hepler (FREE)
The Old Lady Series (by Ausome Speech)
The Little Blue Truck Series (by Ausome Speech)
Lesson Plan: Download this plan for preschool speech & language filled with ideas for books, toys & games, songs, movement breaks, readalouds, and resources!
Music: I usually incorporate music, whether it’s a song for articulation (I love the Have Fun Teaching alphabet series and Jack Hartman for articulation warmups-search these on youtube).
Preschool Songs for Winter Themes (you can mute or open in a new window to avoid ads:
3 Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens
I’m a Snowman– for purchase by Rachel Arnston
Jack Hartman Penguin Dance (my son loves this one!)
Go Noodle Yes I want to Build a Snowman
Child-led play with materials that are engaging and interesting to the student will likely yield the most opportunities for both Analytic and Gestalt Language Processors. This doesn’t mean you can’t bring materials or special themed activities into your speech therapy sessions. Here are some ideas for incorporating gestalts into a Valentine’s Day Theme.
When you need a digital activity to engage students in child-led play, gestalt language development, or open ended play, this can be a great option for both face to face therapy and virtual or teletherapy. Check out the Valentine’s Day Boom Cards for Gestalt Language.
Happy February, everyone!!!