It’s hard to believe that spring break is coming to an end and I will not be returning back to work in the traditional sense. Instead, I will be becoming a digital distance learning speech-language pathologist also known as a teletherapist completely overnight. I will now need to provide speech therapy digital materials to all of my students.
For those of you like me who love the day to day face to face interactions with your students, this might be a difficult transition for you.
Not only am I going to miss my kiddos I am feeling stressed with now having to figure out how to do distance digital learning for speech therapy.
In addition, I am now a full-time mama to my 14-month-old twins and trying to teach. I know so many other SLPs, special education teachers, counselors, and parents are in the exact same boat.
I wanted to help ease the stress and craziness of this time for my fellow teachers and parents so I have put together a list of resources.
In 1991, Social StoriesTM were first created by Carol Gray. Social stories are a simple description of how to behave and what to expect in a particular situation or activity. They provide very specific guidance about a situation and directions for how to respond and behave in various social situations. A social story is meant to help explain expected social behaviors in a given situation. Social stories may use words or images or both to help present the expected circumstances in a situation for the individual student.
Do you have students who get upset and struggle to self regulate independently to return to a happy state again? Using a zones of regulation poster can help teach your students to first identify which zone they are in and then to identify which strategies they can use to get back to the green “happy” zone.
The zones of regulation poster is a cognitive behavior approach to teach students to identify which of the 4 color-coded zones they are in. In addition, to identifying the zone they are in they also learn strategies to stay or move out of a particular zone.
Students will learn to use calming techniques, cognitive tools, and sensory strategies to move between zones.
Do you have students who struggle to pronounce certain sounds by making substitutions? The stopping phonological process is when a child produces a stop consonant /p, b, t, d, k, or g/ in place of a fricative /f, v, th, s, z, sh, ch/ or an affricate sound /j/.
Stopping is considered a normal phonological process that is typically eliminated between of ages of 3-5 years old.
According to Kindy News the average child asks about 288 questions a day. That’s A LOT of questions. Kids ask questions to learn about their world and how things work. The typical question begins with a wh question word (who, what, when, where, why, and how). Grab your wh questions worksheets to start practicing today.
Most kids begin asking what questions around the age of two in order to learn about an object, action, or idea.