I view my therapy room as my “home away from home” so I try to make it warm and inviting. Students need to feel accepted and safe and that’s what I want my room to portray. I hope you’ll look around and maybe get some ideas for your space! There are many times I wish I could just discuss speech therapy over a warm a chai tea latte with my readers. Since that’s a little hard, the next best thing is to welcome you into my speech room. So grab a warm drink, come on in, and take a look around!
Hello! Here is the view as you walk in. It’s not a huge space but I feel so blessed to have storage and (gasp!) even a sink to call my own. 🙂 My walls are grey-blue and then I bring in pinks, teals, and yellows to brighten it up.
My favorite part of my room is my Communication Tree Bulletin Board. I wanted it functional and colorful. There are hundreds of words on this board and I use it daily to practice articulation, language and even fluency!
Here’s a close up view of the words:
It was actually pretty easy to make!
- I printed up lots of articulation words grouped together by sound and printed them on clear labels.
- Next, I printed out my labels and attached them to circles (I invested in a circle punch so the time flew!)
- Then, I ordered a wall decal (the branches) from Amazon. Click HERE for the one I ordered. I simply changed “The Loving Tree” to “The Communication Tree” 🙂
- I downloaded these super-cute subway art signs from All Y’all Need.
- And….then I arranged it on my bulletin board.
I changed my bulletin board this year to make it more useable for my students. I created a bulletin board using Fry Sight words to help both with articulation and spelling. You can view this product HERE.
On the counter sit my Common Core Cans. Students know that in order to receive a sticker at the end of a session, they must answer a question out of their Common Core Can. These were made of coffee cans and scrapbook paper. You can find a post on these cuties HERE.
I am sooo blessed with tons of storage. Below my bulletin board sit two sets of cabinets. On one side are my Superhero I Can/I Will Common Core Statements. Students know to come in and grab the standard they are working on off of the ribbon.
Next to my canvas rules sign is my DIY School Supply Holder. I made this little guy last summer so supplies would be easily accessible to my kiddos. I love the way it turned out! To see how I did it, check out this post!
Here’s one more picture of the entire wall (can you tell I love this part of my room?) 🙂
Now I’m heading to the place where all the fun learning goes on. This year I decided I was tired of them getting distracted by all the fun games and materials in my cabinet and so I attached a curtain. I also looove my new lamp. It makes it easy to see student work. I grabbed both of these finds at Target.
Behind my curtain are all my wonderful therapy treasures. I completely revamped my organization and bought stackable drawers. I then used my Editable Classroom Labels to label everything. And I mean everything. Warning-there are a lot of pictures coming your way. I’m just so happy to finally feel somewhat organized!
Traveling to the other side of my room is where all the not-so-fun stuff happens-paperwork. I wanted to make this space happy so you’ll see lots of pictures of my sweet little family :).
I found these adorable boards at Marshall’s (which is similar to TJ Maxx).
I have my friend Natalie Snyders to thank for my fun mouse pad!
Finally, on the other side of my desk are my certifications. I found these fun document frames at Ikea for $1.99. That’s right-$1.99! I bought up all five of their colors :).
I hope you found some fresh ideas! Shine this year!