My buddy Shannon over at Speechy Musings is hosting a "Speech Room Staples" linky party! One of my goals for this school year is to get back to blogging and I figured this is the perfect opportunity for me to start up again. Check out her original post and some other link-ups HERE.
Here are a few of my go-to favorite TPT purchases:
1. Language Progress Monitoring Tool - Lower Level by Natalie Snyders
I really can't say enough about this. I've been using the overall screening portion included to gather baseline data on my language students. I love that it includes pretty much all of my most common IEP objectives as well...perfect for gathering information at progress report time!
2. Itty-Bitty Books for Articulation by Schoolhouse Talk
These are just great for a quick therapy activity when introducing a new sound or reviewing a mastered sound. If you're working in a group, you can focus on drill with one student at a time while the rest are coloring their pictures. They are perfect for home practice as well!
3. Language Dice by The Buckeye Speech Path
If you haven't noticed my theme here, most of my go-to activities are black and white. I'm splitting my time between two schools this year and I need to be highly portable! I love this language dice game for a few reasons, most notably that there are a ton of different targets. Also, I can snap a picture of a page using my iPad (or screenshot from DropBox) and open in the Doodle Buddy app. The students can mark off their items right on the iPad and I never needed to make a trip to the copy machine!
4. No Print Bundle Pack by Nicole Allison
No-print/No-prep activities are a must for traveling therapists! I love the variety of activities in this bundle and the kids love that they can "play" on the iPad!
I have a few go-to favorites from my own store as well. Here they are:
1. Seasonal & Thematic Dot Reinforcers
I like these because I have two options...I can grab dot markers or stickers and use the black and white version. Or I can print/laminate the full color sheets and use my bingo chips and magnetic wand. The kids love these activities and I can use them with any target!
2. Feed the Penguin Activities:
I know this probably looks more seasonal than most of the others and you might be thinking, "How can a seasonal item be a speech room staple?" Well, kids just love to feed things! You can print different animals for the kids to feed (like the shark I printed to go with a fish/shark book):
I actually have three different Feed the Penguin Activities in my TPT store. Here are the links:
1. Feed the Penguin: Bilabial CV, CVC, CVCV words (FREEBIE)
2. Feed the Penguin: Articulation Pack
3. Feed the Penguin: Language Pack (I also have a money saving bundle of the language and articulation packs, which can be found HERE).
I hope you find this post helpful! What are your speech room staples? I'd love to hear from you!