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Distance Learning, Expressive Language, Problem Solving, Receptive Language, Social Skills

How to Use Interactive PDF Resources in Speech Therapy

If you’re like me and diving headfirst into teletherapy or just want to simply incorporate more digital materials and save some trees you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Learning how to use interactive PDF resources in speech therapy doesn’t have to be overwhelming though.

I’ve recently learned that there are two types of PDFs (portable document format) one is called a static PDF and the other one is called an interactive PDF.

Behavior, Problem Solving, Social Skills

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

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).”
Behavior, Social Skills

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.