SpeechTea Blog

  • Using Sensory Toys to Develop Language

    Sensory toys are perfect when we need to grab a child's attention and get them to react and respond to something. When thinking about sensory toys,...
  • Nibbles: The Book Monster-A Chomping Good Book

    Nibbles: The Book Monster By: Emma Yarlett. Looking for a book that will get your kids motivated to read? Here's your book! The title alone will ma...
  • 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...
  • New Years Speech Resolutions A SLP Needs to Follow

    It's a brand new year so you've already thought of all the resolutions you're going to make. Maybe it's to drink more water throughout the day, or ...
  • 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...
  • AAC: A Quick Guide

    October is AAC awareness month! The goal of this month is to raise awareness of AAC and to inform the public of the many different ways people com...
  • Why I Send Speech Therapy Homework Home

    This is a hot topic! SLPs are usually all about homework or think it's a big no-no. Read more to find out why I am PRO-sending home speech homework and how I make it FUNctional for my students!