Friday, September 13, 2013

This Week in Therapy

I finally got to see my students on a Monday!  Between Labor Day and Kindergarten Screenings, it had been a few weeks before I got to see all of them twice/week.  We started our "5-minute Days" on Monday.
I use my "Jumbo Articulation Book" from Super Duper for the stimuli.  The box you see in the top right corner has a dice in it (Thank you, Pinterest!).  The student rolls the die, then he says the word/sentence that many times. The students touch each flower as they say a word/sentence so they know how many times they said it.  I use my trusty "clicker" to keep track of the total number of words/sentences, and just make a talley on their data label for each incorrect response.

I used "Articulate It" by Smarty Ears for my "Listening Station".  The students touch the screen 3 times and listen for their "good sound" and also listen for where their sound is in the word/sentence (depending on what level they're on).  After they hear the stimuli 3 times, they scroll to the next picture.
Monday was the first time the students used my SmartBoard.  I downloaded some "Loaded Scenes" from Adventures in Speech Pathology, and  put it on my board.   The student circled the 10 words that had their sound in it, then said each word 3 times.  Unfortunately, I don't have a Smartboard at my other school, so I just used a listening station when the student wasn't with me doing his/her 5 minute "kill & drill".  I don't have more than 2 artic students at a time, so that worked out for me.
For the students that I see individually, I used "dog dice" from "Gamewright".
On Tuesday with my language groups, we worked on describing skills with  Busy Bee Speech's "Back to School Vocab & Worksheet Freebie".
 Wednesday & Thursday, we played "Best in the Class".  I got it from Dean Trout's Little Shop of SLP on TpT.  And it was FREE!!!
When we played it on Wednesday, it took my intern quite a bit of time to play it; I don't think anybody finished it during their speech time.  I wised up on Thursday:  I made a die with just a 1 and a 2 with the "Make Dice" app on the iPad.  The students said their targets, rolled the die, moved, then picked a card and did what it told them to do.  The game went much faster!

How did your week go?  Did you try any new activities this week?

I'm participating in Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday!  Hop over and see what went on in classrooms this week!

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