Monday, September 10, 2012

Speech Chic---Week In Review!! Whew

Hello out there!!!

I survived the first few weeks of school!! I have spent this time getting to know my new and helping my old studnets remember all of the skills that they learned last year. 

No compliants so far!!

Some pictures what we've been doing..

I love using "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" in the beginning of the year to (re)introduce letters/sounds.  I also used these great minibooks from "More Story Making".

                                 My little bees working hard!
It's always nice to get a red box of goodies!!
I'm off to bed early tonight.  Open House tomorrow = 12 hour day Ugh...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I hit the lotto.. Sort of...

So I think I've blogged before about how much I love my language master/card master.  Well on Friday one of my co-workers was cleaning out an old closet and found all of THIS!!!

  • 5 Headphones
  • Headset Jackbox
  • about 900 Blank Soundcards (multiple sizes)
  • Language Master (now I have 3)

She immediately brought them to me because she knew I would be in HEAVEN!! I was so happy I immediately snapped a picture.  These items are pretty pricey and I could never afford all of this with my yearly budget. 

I know to some of you these probably look OLD SCHOOL.  Especially in the world of laptops, netbooks, iPods, iPads etc.  But I find them to continue to be pretty useful. 

So you're  probably wondering how I work these items into therapy.  Well I already had a about 100 pre-printed cards with various objects and actions on them and I use them with my students who are at the emerging stage of vocabulary development...

The brown strip on the bottom is magnetic and recordable.  So in the beginning stages I just have students listen to the recording of each word.  Once they start to make progress they can record themselves saying each word.  Each strip has about 15 seconds of record time so I also use them for 'I see / It's a/an" sentences. 

Since I now have so many blank cards now I plan to print some articulation sounds onto them and add the language master to the listening center in my ARtIC Lab. 

I also now have some of the larger cards so I am hoping there is enough record time on them for 3 step sequence pictures. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful and restful Labor Day Weekend!