Another Great Resource

My co-worker Angela (check back next week for a guest post from her), showed me this website today.  It is jaw-dropping awesome!
Not only can you make your own articulation/language/sight word cards, but it's interactive.  You can add pictures or audio to each flashcard.  Once you've made the cards, the child can say the word on the card and you determine if they said it right or wrong.  Click the thumbs up or thumbs down and then wait for keeps your data for you and makes a graph.  That's right people it does half of your job for you! I cannot wait to get this set up and use this with my articulation groups.  The graph will be such a good visual motivator!

I think you can share your note cards, so once I get them all set up you better believe I will have all the links here!

Attention Parental Units!

I've received some amazing emails from parents that use this blog.  I would like to reach out to you and find out what you wish your SLP knew.  Do you wish that we would stop using that speech pathology jargon, because I know I have to stop myself frequently (as in all the time).  There are lists from SLPs talking to parents, like this great blog post,  but I want to know what I can do to make myself a better communicator with the parents I work with. 

Hoping to receive enough to get a sort of Top 10 List. 

Email me and let me know your thoughts!


I was looking for a last minute homework sheet for one of my kids working on prepositions.  I came across this website and had to share with you all. 


Follow-up to Guest Post

We had a question about the maibox in the previous Guest Post.  Here is your answer:

"A few years ago, I had been appointed as a supervisor of a speech paraprofessional. The  "Speech Mailbox" was created as a way for me to communicate with my speech students on days I was not in the building. It was introduced through several lessons which focused on post office vocabulary, letter writing, how to use a mailbox, etc.. I would leave an office envelope addressed to :

Speech Students
123 Speech Street
(You can add your town and state)

I would leave them letters asking questions about their weekend or vacations. The students would have to use their written communication skills and write me back! I would also leave special activities and projects in the mailbox. It was another fun way to carry over functional communication skills. "

What a cute idea!

Thanks again Christie!

Guest Post

This post is courtesy of Christie Pollom. Thanks Christie for sharing your ideas!     

I use the emotions wall at the beginning of therapy. I ask the students, "Mary, how are you feeling today?". The student can choose an emotion from the faces or come up with one of their own. They respond with "I feel _______ today because ___________." It is great carryover for articulation, pragmatics, language syntax, etc. As they become more comfortable they are encouraged to ask their peers in group. This has been a successful and practical activity. It started as an activity for a social skills group but has carried over into almost all of my sessions!  It literally takes minutes and then they are ready to do "therapy" work.
The other image is a life size emotion thermometer. Purple being "Happy As A Sunny Day"....Red being "Angry Like A Tornado". The student is encourage to identify their emotion on the thermometer. If you have a student with a specific interest (bugs, animals,etc.) it is easy to modify your visuals to match.  I don't use this as often but it is great for those unique emotional situations especially for my behavioral needs students or students with ASD.

Hope this is helpful to you!

Remember to send your ideas and you could see your therapy ideas featured on Speech Lady Liz!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

" A person's a person no matter how small."
Dr. Seuss
On March 2nd we will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. I love Dr. Seuss books and the quotes are all over my classroom.  They are so whimsical yet profound.  I hope you enjoy these activities I've created as much as I've enjoyed making them!

Quantitative concepts
Use this one to talk about small, smaller, smallest and big, bigger, biggest.
Use this one to talk about more, most, how many more etc. 

Use these pictures to create one silly animal.  Cross an elephant with a chicken and have the kids decide what parts of the animals will be which body parts. 

Watch a preview of the upcoming movie The Lorax to target inferencing, feelings and humor. 

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!