Behavior, Problem Solving, Social Skills February 2, 2020

How to Write a Social Story + 13 Editable Stories

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.

Echolalia, Expressive Language, Secondary Life Skills, Social Skills January 12, 2020

Best Echolalia Definition for Children with Autism

echolalia [ ek-oh-ley-lee-uh ] definition

Echolalia Definition: What is Echolalia?

  • “The uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person (echolalia, 2002).”
  • “The tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person (echolalia, 2002).”
  • “The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism (echolalia, 2002).”
Organization January 5, 2020

54 Top SLP Blogs & Websites in 2020

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Behavior, Social Skills December 8, 2019

Zones of Regulation Poster Freebie [Editable]

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.

Phonological Awareness, Stopping Phonological Process December 1, 2019

Stopping Phonological Process: What is it? [Free Worksheets]

What is stopping in speech?

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.

Answering Questions, Receptive Language November 17, 2019

108 Free Wh Questions Worksheets Printable

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.

Phonological Awareness, Phonological Chart November 10, 2019

The Best Handout for Phonological Processing Disorder Therapy

Do you have a student with multiple sound errors? Are you unsure of where to start because there are so many sound errors and you have a difficult time understanding their speech? If you said yes to any of the above your student may be experiencing a phonological processing disorder.

Your student may have more than a simple articulation delay, such as struggling to produce the /r/ or /l/ sound.

They may actually have a phonological disorder which is when a student has not learned the rules for how sounds fit together in order to make words and in turn uses certain processes to simplify words.

Listening, Problem Solving, Secondary Life Skills November 3, 2019

5 Steps to Self-Advocacy in the Community [Life Skills]

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak up for yourself or on the behalf of someone else or for a cause. It is also the ability to know your rights and responsibilities and to reach out to others when you need help or support. When you self-advocate you have the ability to be assertive as well as negotiate for one’s self, others, or for a cause.

Teaching our students to self-advocate during community outings is an important skill to get their needs met.