“What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?”
Themes for April:
I try to carry over what I see my students doing at preschool. In April, this is often Easter, Gardening, Bunnies, Carrots, Bugs, Rain, and other fun spring concepts.
You can download an interactive Preschool Speech Therapy Lesson Plan Here:
Organization and Personal Gear
First of all….stuff for face to face therapy…finally. Yay!!! I don’t have a designated work space and travel around…so I rely on my good ‘ol pal Bessie the cart. This one has held up really well for me. It’s durable and it keeps my things safe if it’s raining on the way in and out of buildings.
After being so comfortable in my clothes while working from home, I worked to update my t-shirt collection to be comfortable, supportive of my students, and also supporting fellow SLPs! Here are a couple of my favorites:
I especially love the one below, that celebrates Neurodiversity. This is a great reminder to move from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance (or both, as I talked about here).
Still loving all of these:
- 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.
- 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. She has cute spring themes this month. Click on “Wallpapers” to download this month and previous months.
Visuals and Handouts for Neurodiversity
This is a free handout about autism for parents, teachers, and service providers (SLPs, OT’s, etc). The handout provides general information about autism and includes citations for scholarly references.
Spring Printable Resources
My new Spring Articulation Game Set has been a big hit!
“I can’t believe how many pages are in here. I have every single sound in every single position. Each page has both placement cues and word position cues. Every game has a black and white companion that I can leave with Mom for carryover.” -TpT Buyer
This Dot Art Freebie includes spring characters and targets for /L/ Blends.
Brand New Articulation Visual Freebie
Spring Digital Resources
Spring Speech has been a hit with my students so far. It features some characters from favorite spring books, including The Old Lady, Bunny, Caterpillar, etc. There are versions for Early Sounds, Later Sounds, and Consonant Blends. You can try a free sample of this resource here.
Rainy Day Speech has just come out and it has been a lot of fun on those dreary days. It features more characters from favorite spring books, including The Old Lady, Bunny, Caterpillar, etc. You can try a free sample of this resource here.
Earth Day Freebie for Emotions or Pragmatic Language.
Here are some of my favorite books for April.
Ten Little Ladybugs by Elizabeth Hepler
Favorite Songs and Read-Alouds
There are so many great spring-themed toys and learning games to use!
This butterfly sorting toy works great! You can target colors, counting, more/less, taking turns, and a lot of other language concepts.
Freebies for Earth Day
Ausome Speech: Earth Day Emotions
Seldom Speechless: Guess the Word
Panda Speech: Earth Day Promise
Freebies for Spring
A Perfect Blend: Backgrounds for April (instagram stories), Speech Posters, etc
Thrifty Speechy: Spring Craft
Seldom Speechless: Video Modeling sample (not specific to speech, but a great resource….the whole set is amazing!)
Speech Tea: Baseball Craft
Panda Speech: Spring Listen Up!
Busy Speech Mom: Bugs and Insects
The Bright Side of Speech: Spring Things
Stacey Crouse: Teletherapy Activities for Spring
Ausome Speech: CVC Sample
Ausome Speech: Rainy Day Speech Sample
Ausome Speech: L Blend Dot Art