Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FREEBIE! Pre- K Autumn Time Concepts



HELLO AND WELCOME TO TWIN SPEECH, LANGUAGE & LITERACY LLC!

It's pumpkin time again and that is why we revised our Autumn Time Concepts Packet. It is filled with fun fall-themed clip art and a whole lot of fun worksheets to do with your Pre-K students!

Here is a list of  the type of some of the worksheets that you will find inside this FREE download:


1) What’s Different? 
2) What Shapes Do You See?
3) Smallest to Biggest
4) Boy or Girl?
5) Count the Pumpkins
6) Name the Letter
7) Name the Autumn Object
8) Name the Color











 

You can download it right away from our:
or our:

Just click on the link to either store today! And have a fun, jumping into a pile of leaves with shouts of glee, biting into a sweet and juicy apple, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating kind of FALL!  :) 

Sincerely,
Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

A tip for slowing down speech & a free "All About Me Worksheet"


Hi everyone,
I have a student who is a very fast talker.  He is only four and he loves cars, trains and anything boy! He needs cues to slow down his speech because when he talks super fast, he is almost impossible to understand! I tried using a pacing board with him last week, and I have also tried having him point to one syllable at a time on some multi-syllable word picture cards that I have, but those strategies did not seem to have an impact. That is when it hit me!  I decided to take out the cars that he loves so much and "park" them after we played with them a little while.  We gave them all a designated parking spot after working on his articulation goals together for the /K/ -/C/ sounds with words like:  "park" "car"and "truck" and then we turned the parked cars into a visual pacing board.  

He was asked to say one word as he tapped each parked car.  He repeated phrases about himself that we had developed from an "All About Me" poster that we had put together from one of our Twin Speech units called: "Back To School Speech & Language Unit" (see below for a free copy of that worksheet). He instantly slowed down his speech and repeated every single word in each sentence about himself with a slow and accurate rate.  It was wonderful to hear him say so much personal information about himself in such a slow and accurate way! It truly was a functional and productive therapy activity that I think may carry over into his life in a positive way.  It is so good for kids to be able to talk about themselves and have others understand what they are saying like their names, family members, grade that they are in etc.. 

The other nice thing is that I noticed that he continued to talk slow in general conversation when the task was completed.  

We had so much fun doing this and it was an activity that really seemed to help him.  I thought that I would share it to see if is something that you would like to try with your own students too.  

Best wishes, Manda, SLP
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC  

*Click HERE or on the picture below to be directed to google docs to obtain your own copy of the All About Me page.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9S4uTz4CpmQbnJyYl9vUngxUDQ/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SLP Facebook Frenzy -Don't miss it! September 7th and 8th.


https://www.facebook.com/TwinSistersSpeechandLanguageTherapy
*Click on the image to begin at the Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC Facebook Page.
OR

 1) Click on the map below which will take you to the list  of SLPs whom will all be participating in the Frenzy.
 (Or click HERE to get to the map).
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7RjOiHmjqcDLUs2QXBhMG0yYk0/edit



** Once you have opened the map up in Google docs, click on any of the squares.  It will take you to that specific Facebook page.  

***Just look at all of the fabulous participating Speech-Language Pathologist's!

3) Look for the tab on their Facebook page that looks like this:


5) When you click on the tab and LIKE the page, you will be able to download their FREEBIE.  

* This is what the picture will look like before liking our page: 

This is what is will look like after liking the page:

Here is our freebie. (The Frog Prince: Prepositions and Pronouns).

HAVE FUN COLLECTING ALL THE FREEBIES!!!!!

The frenzy begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Sunday, September 7th and will run until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Monday, September 8th.
 
 
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW (OR HERE) TO BE DIRECTED TO A GOOGLE DOC DESCRIBING THE CONTENTS OF ALL THE FREEBIES.
 
ONCE YOU COLLECT THEM ALL YOU WILL HAVE A FABULOUS AND COMPLETE BOOK COMPANION FOR ALL AGES!!!!!!
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6XMrIPIox8IazgzWTZSaUV1WHM/edit?usp=sharing
 
HERE ARE A FEW MORE TIPS TO HELP MAKE YOUR FRENZY HOP EASY PEASY:
 
 


We hope you have a great time!!!

Shanda and Manda, SLPs

Saturday, September 6, 2014

50% off!- Interactive Halloween-Themed Apraxia Exercises: VC, CV AND CVCV WORDS

Hello friends. This brand new colorful and fun interactive unit for children with limited verbalizations or apraxia will be 50% off for 24 hours. We provide this savings to everyone for all of our brand new postings.

We welcome you to enjoy the super cute and pre-K friendly Halloween world of friendly ghosts, pumpkins and smiling silly monsters by using this Halloween-themed interactive unit with your students whom need to work on their productions of VC, CV and CVCV words.

We just know that they are going to enjoy the Halloween train making using your CV, VC, and CVCV words presented with a colored picture, the Seek-n-Finds and the road racing games a ton!

You will find a large variety of interactive and age appropriate worksheets, activities and therapy cards for all to enjoy in this 55 page spooktacular packet!
Note: This packet has a great mix of both colorful and black and white worksheets in order to save you the cost of printing out in colored ink if you wish!

Please download the preview to read the contents of this unit and to see examples of the pages within the unit. We want to make sure that you know what you are buying before you do.
We sincerely hope that this unit exceeds your expectations and we welcome any and all comments and feedback here at TN or TpT or sent via email. We can be reached at: shandagaunt@gmail.com

Thank you so much for stopping by our Twin Speech, Language & Literacy blog today. We wish you all well and appreciate your support very much!
Sincerely,
Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP




SLP FACEBOOK FRENZY SNEAK PEAK!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6XMrIPIox8IazgzWTZSaUV1WHM/edit?usp=sharing


STARTS TOMORROW SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 9:00 AM EASTERN AND RUNS UNTIL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 10:00 PM EASTERN.
CLICK ON THE IMAGES OR HERE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT THE FREEBIES THAT WILL BE INCLUDED!
TRY NOT TO MISS IT- IT WILL BE A HOPPING GREAT TIME THAT WILL GET YOU A BUNCH OF SUPER NEAT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE FREEBIES FOR A VARIETY OF STUDENT AGE GROUPS!
MORE INFORMATION TO COME TOMORROW!
SINCERELY,
SHANDA AND MANDA
TWIN SPEECH, LANGUAGE & LITERACY LLC
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6XMrIPIox8IazgzWTZSaUV1WHM/edit?usp=sharing


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Favorite Therapy Item Thursday: LyndaSLP123 talks about Monster Boxes and a Muffin Tray Coin Toss Game!




Shanda and I are excited to welcome, Lynda from LyndaSLP123  to our blog today to guest post on her favorite therapy items. She is an intelligent and resourceful speech-language pathologist who has been working with a variety of students for 19+ years.  Her diverse work environments include: daycares, Head Starts, homes and schools. Currently, she is working in an elementary school and helps a variety of children from Pre-k to 5th grade advance in their speech and language skills.  Her students are lucky because she also creates her own extremely useful and creative products for them and for others to use and buy over at her Teachers Pay Teachers store. You can check out all 72 wonderful products of hers by clicking on this link to her LyndaSLP123 Teachers pay Teachers store today! 

We really appreciate Lynda's informative post today about her cute and creative Monster Boxes and also her clever Coin Toss Game.  Both ideas would be super fun to implement into any therapy room and we hope that you can bring them into yours soon!  Enjoy the post everyone! 


Sincerely,
Manda & Shanda, SLPs
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC


Hi!  I’m Lynda from LyndaSLP123.  Manda & Shanda have invited me to talk about my favorite things to use in speech & language therapy.  My go-to favorite therapy items are often DIY activities that are open-ended, allowing me to use them with any therapy group.  Today let me share my two favorite ones:  Monster Boxes and Coin Toss.


Monster Boxes are easy to make.  First find a box.  I used a tissue box for my Monster Box, but I have also made them using cereal boxes and cracker boxes.  Use an X-acto knife to cut out the mouth.  It’s easier to cut out the mouth if you draw it on the box first.  Don’t worry that you don’t cut exactly on the line.  Cover the box with duct tape.  You can make your monster box all one color or use multiple colors.  I use white fun foam to make the teeth, gluing them in with a hot glue gun.   The whites of the monster’s eyes are fun foam and you can use wiggly eyes or colored fun foam for the pupils.  Check out the photos for ideas.  My Monster Box is the green one, pictured alone.

How do I use a Monster Box in therapy?  The students earn one “chip” (Bingo chips or poker chips will work) per turn.  During the last 2 minutes of the session, the students take turns tossing their chips into the monster’s mouth.  I’ve also had artic students feed the monster their artic pictures (because monsters will eat anything).  My students find it funny when the monster throws up (I turn the box upside down and shake out all of their pictures).  The Monster Box is also a fun tool to use for targeting prepositions.  (Put the block IN the monster’s mouth.  Put the car BEHIND the monster.)


The Coin Toss game is easier to make than the Monster Box.  First, take a trip to the bakery section of your local grocery store.  Ask them if they have any empty muffin trays (I think they are actually muffin tray liners) they could give you.  Once you have an empty muffin tray, decorate the bottom of each section with small stickers.  I used glittery star stickers that I bought at the Dollar Store.  You want to vary the number of stickers in each section.  I have between 1 to 5 stickers at the bottom of each of my sections.

How do I use the Coin Toss in therapy?  The students earn one “coin” per turn.  Poker chips work really well for this game.  They are the perfect size for each section of the muffin tray and heavy enough to actually toss.  During the last 2 minutes of the session, place the Coin Toss on a chair.  Each student will stand about 4 steps away from the Coin Toss and toss their coin into the tray.  Each student tosses all of their coins, adds up the points, and removes their coins before the next student’s turn.  The number of stickers at the bottom of the section where a coin landed equals the number of points the student earned for that section.  If two coins land in the same section, then points are doubled for that section.  If three coins land in the same section, then points are tripled for that section.  If four coins land...you get the picture.  You can make up your own rules for the coins that land on the floor.  (Sometimes I let them have one re-try for each coin that lands on the floor.  Sometimes I don’t.)  The student with the most points is the winner.  My 4th and 5th grade students, especially the boys, LOVE to play this game.   I think the boys enjoy the tossing and the competition.

I hope you can use these ideas in therapy.  Come visit me on Facebook or TeachersPayTeachers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SAVE A BUNDLE ON OUR BUNDLES TODAY!!

BUNDLE TIME!!!  BUNDLE TIME!!!

We put together three awesome bundles for you today! They are such a great savings today during the BOOST sale over at TpT that we wanted to spread the word before the day ended!  Usually these bundles are already such a great deal (up to 30% off the included documents) and today you can save an additional 28% off of that!  That is 58% off!!!  Please come over and check them out.  We would love for you all to have the chance to take advantage of the savings.  

Please check out the Fall Articulation Bundle, The Back To School Bundle, and the Roll, Dot & Say Articulation Bundle's over at Teachers pay Teachers by clicking on the pictures below! 

Best Wishes,
Manda & Shanda
Twin Speech




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Linky Party and New Products!

 
http://slprunner2013.blogspot.com/2014/08/tpt-shining-stars-linky-party.html
Our SLP blogger friend, Jennifer from SLP Runner is having a linky party! Many other talented and wonderful SLPs are linky up to her blog site to show off some of their own newest and most favorite documents. (Click on the image to check  out the linky party).  We thought that we too would join in on the fun and would link up to show everyone what we have added to our TpT and TN stores lately.  We have been busy creating a lot of new materials for the new school year!   Teachers Pay Teachers is having a 1-day Back to School Boost Sale. It's on August 20th.  The Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC store will be 20% off the entire day and if you use the special code: BOOST at your checkout to receive an additional 10% off your order courtesy of TpT. 30% off will certainly be great for being able to add some shiny new materials to your therapy sessions and for getting your new school year started out just right! Here are some our newest and most shiniest products that we have just added to our store. We have had such a great time creating all of these for you and we hope they will be just what you are looking for to add to some fun to your speech, laguage and literacy sessions! Please click on the pictures and links below to be directed to Teachers Pay Teachers to learn all about each product.
  
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lucky-Ducks-Articulation-KC-G-L-Sounds-in-All-Positions-of-Words-1401369
 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Articulation-No-Prep-Quick-Print-Unit-L-S-R-open-ended-pages-1400504
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Themed-Game-boards-With-L-S-R-V-4-5-syllable-words-1401796
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Articulation-No-Prep-Quick-Print-Unit-TH-SH-V-open-ended-sheets-1388187
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FALL-THEMED-ARTICULATION-BUNDLE-FOR-COVERING-ALL-OF-YOUR-FALLTIME-ARTIC-NEEDS-1402158
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Labor-Day-Letters-Literacy-Crafts-Learn-About-Community-Workers-1341117
 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Twin-Speech-Language-And-Literacy-Llc/Order:Most-Recently-Posted
 

General & Holiday Themed Speech Therapy Door Signs & Coloring Pages FREEBIE!!!


It's August 19th, and that's our birthday friends! 

We are celebrating another happy and healthy year of life together with a fun vacation this week and we are also spreading the happiness to our speech therapist friends with a freebie!

Here it is:
It's our totally updated speech therapy door signs and speech and language therapy coloring pages just for you! They are designed for posting and use during many holidays and seasons and some are just general-themed so that you can keep them up all year long.  :)  Here are a few for you to see:




We have also included a brand new back to school poster and two back to school coloring pages that could be used right now!  They would be fun to take out during the first week of school as an easy thing for your students to do while you discuss the up-incoming school year with them.  Perhaps you could talk speech therapy goals while they color?


We hope that you enjoy this birthday gift from us to you and that you all have a great school year!

Go to this link to our Teachers pay Teachers store to download this 24 page freebie today!!

Also, you can find it at Teachers Notebook by clicking HERE too:)

Sincerely,

Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

50% off for first 24 hours: FALL ARTICULATION TH, SH, V + OPEN ENDED PAGES



INTRODUCING:  Our fall articulation, no prep, quick print (all sheets are in ink-saving black and white) unit for targeting the /TH/, /SH/, or /V/ sounds! All sounds are targeted at the consonant to word levels and we have even included open ended worksheets for targeting any sound. All you have to do is write in the word! That makes this unit perfect for anyone on your caseload this coming fall!

You will love how fun these worksheets are and we just know that you will find them useful for targeting articulation for many of your students. We have made worksheets that target the individual sound, the sound plus a vowel, and words that have the sound in the initial, medial and final position of words.

What's great about this packet of worksheets, is that you can print one out for an individual student and/or print out a whole packet in order to target a whole group of students. Of course the worksheets also make perfect homework assignments. This product is versatile and comprehensive!

Please see the detailed previews at our TpT and/or TN stores to review the contents and several actual worksheets that you will find in this large articulation unit.


Sincerely,


Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP







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