Today I’m linking up with Speech Room News to talk about one of my favorite therapy topics ever:
You know them and probably have plenty on your caseload. The little “Jimmys” that are so transparent because they blurt out everything that pops into their adorable heads, that you never even have to guess what they’re thinking. The adolescent “Maxs” that are not afraid to get within one inch of your face because they have no spacial awareness. And how could we forget the little “Samanthas” who doesn’t understand why it’s not okay to pick your nose and eat it in class?
I love these kids. They are perhaps my favorite on my caseload and I look forward to our social groups every week. This post is going to focus on three products I love that are geared toward the older kiddos on your caseload.
1. 9th Planet Autism Social Skills Videos.These videos follow the interplanetary explorer Tad Shy, from the 9th planet, as he became stranded on the 3rd planet. In order to survive, he must learn to assimilate with the native Typicals. My middle and high school boys looooove these videos! It reminds them of Star Wars so they are good to go!
I own both the elementary and adolescent version because they are just soooo good! I love that they have clear pictures on the front and questions on the back-makes planning social group simple! Go to the link above and download a few of the sample pages to see what I mean!
My high school social groups have been extremely easy to plan this year thanks to this product I created. With real-life pictures and topics for the entire year, your students will gain valuable skills, even in the areas of Facebook and job-applying!
Hopefully, you were able to get some fresh ideas for those older students on your caseload. Check out Speech Room News for more!
This bundle now includes K-3rd grade and I’m currently working on the 4th grade Toolkit hoping to get it finished before baby 😬. I love hearing how so many of you are using it to collect those baselines and for Response to Intervention. . If you don’t own it, here’s how it works: 1. Administer Screening 2. Score it. 3. Deeper Assess areas of need 4. Present REALLY good data
I can struggle with this. Sometimes it’s hard to find the joy in mundane tasks such as washing the dishes, changing diapers, or writing progress reports. But when I really step back and think about it, it really IS about all the little moments and my attitude while doing them that make up the bigger picture. Little eyes are watching. If we’re faithful with the little things, we’ll be trusted with the big things. So tomorrow, even though it’s Monday, take joy in those tiny moments 💗 . . . . #Slpeeps #instaslp #slpbloggers #speechtherapy #schoolslp #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #teacherspayteachers #ashaigers #allisonspeech ... See MoreSee Less