Home practice is given on an as needed basis specifically tailored to each student's needs. Students who have speech folders can review and practice the papers they have collected in their folders. That is why I ask that all speech papers are kept in the folders for the year. They can be used to practice over the summer but they can also be used now to review and practice during this current situation. Remember to feel free to color these pages. I love to see my students' creativity.
Here is a list of web resources that you can use for review and practice as well.
11. Tumble Books & Tumble Readables - Students are able to easily access books to read or it will even read to them and track the print while it's reading! https://www.hasdk12.org/Page/2518
14. ABCmouse.com is free right now for parents of children ages 2-8! It is a wonderful for young children! Go to ABCmouse.com/redeem and enter PROMO CODE: SCHOOL7771
16. Storyline Online - is a site with dozens of books read aloud by famous celebrities. It is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19.
Home Speech Home and Mommy Speech Therapy to find drill and practice on YOUR speech sounds. Scroll past the word lists on Home Speech Home to find activites for language to make games for family fun and interaction. If you have a printer, Mommy Speech Therapy, has cut and paste and coloring activities also.
Stuttering Foundation is a wonderful resource for students who have difficulty with stuttering or "bumpy speech". The Stuttering Foundation of America has a huge array of resources including videos. Practice talking and using fluency strategies or "tools" like "slow, easy speech", "turtle talk", "easy on-set", "stretched together speech", "pausing". Remember, talking is practicing.
Autism - ASERT - PAautism.org<firstname.lastname@example.org> See this site for autism and related information and resouces
Kahn Academy - Students may know this site from having used it in other classes. There are grade level lessons in language/grammar and reading practice. This is a good site for review and practice of specific concepts.
Super Duper Publications - My "speech friends" always ask where I get the smelly stickers. I tell them at the "speech store". This is it! The Speech Calendar is a good source for any students because it has daily activities to enrich speech and language. They are short but you can use them as examples to elaborate upon. Handy Handouts cover a wide range of topics for information and practice.
Do2Learn - Is a great resource for parents and students with special needs. There are songs and games, picture cards for communication skills and more. Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills, and behavioral regulation activities and quidance, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
COVID-19 Time Capsule - Although it may not be the best of times, and it certainly is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes, it is history in the making. This link will take you an activity that may help students express what they are feeling, document the events occuring at this unprecedented time and the good things that we can take from our experiences. This activity lends itself well to working on speech and communication!
Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten - For Kindergarten and 1st grade students and for those of you who have younger brothers and sisters at home, Miss Megan is a former Kindergarten teacher with two small children of her own who decided to share her talents. She now has 88,000 followers who watch her lessons! 88,000 people can't all be wrong! When I ask, a lot of you tell me you like to watch YouTube videos anyway. Why not watch something fun and educational? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU TRIED THIS! Stay safe!
Please feel free to email me with any questions and concerns.
We are all in this together.
I want to wish my students and their families all the very best in these extraordinary times. I miss ALL MY SPEECH FRIENDS so much! I can't wait till we are all back together again! Until then, stay safe and stay well!
Mrs. Sandra Berta, Speech Therapist