SpeechTea Blog

  • Go-To Target Lists for Speech Therapy

    Raise your hand if you have trouble thinking of targets off the top of your head? Yup. Me too. I'll never forget my first graduate internship when ...
  • Using Manipulatives to Teach Phonological Awareness Skills

    When teaching phonological awareness skills, I like to use a multi-sensory approach. I'll use manipulatives so the student can visualize and feel a...
  • How to Use Nesting Cups In Speech Therapy

    Nesting cups are open-ended toys that foster language, imagination, critical thinking skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and more! Childr...
  • Easiest Way for SLPs to Progress Monitor

    Progress Monitoring…Screening…Quick Drill… I was that therapist who would scramble for prompts. Or I would rummage through papers trying to find d...
  • Spatial Concepts: Using What You Have

    I don't know about you but it seems like everyone on my caseload needs help in the spatial concepts department. It used to daunt me that 'oh my go...
  • Speech Therapy Crafts: Going Beyond the 10 Targets Given

    I've read the feedback before on speech therapy crafts (and always fear for the feedback on my own crafts) that say something along the lines of, ...
  • Tis the Season of Back to Work:  Ideas for Your First Week Back in January

    Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think about back to work therapy ideas for January. Odds are, your kiddos are going to still be stuck on C...
  • 5 FUN Low-Prep Sight Word Activities

    I have quite a few older kiddos on my caseload who work on sight words and they tell me over and over how boring and no fun sight words are. Trust...
  • Completing Speech Therapy Crafts When Its Hard to Sit Still

    Let's face it, not every kiddo we have is going to sit through a table activity or craft.  But, that doesn't mean we want to exclude them from hav...
  • 5 Tips for Behavior Management

    Whether you're establishing rapport or in the thick of the school year, behavior management can be a constant stuggle with some students. Read my top 5 tips on how to set up your sessions for success!
  • Why I Love Seasonal Crafts In Speech Therapy

    Tis the season of crafts! Fall and Winter are fullll of fun holiday and seasonal craft opportunties. Read why I LOVE making crafts during my speech sessions, how to keep the session effective, and tips for high trials.