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2017

5 New Things to Try in the New Year

By | SLP Tips And Tools

Another year has come and gone. It’s time to recharge and start fresh. I always enjoy seeing the end of year recaps and how everyone celebrates the new year. From end of the year count downs, to top social media posts from the previous year…and all the goals and resolutions for the new year.

I’ve never been good at setting (or keeping) new year’s goals or resolutions. I usually start out with good intentions, but somehow fall back into my same old routine sometime before January ends. 
This year, instead of making a new year’s resolution, I wanted to share 5 things that I plan to try in my speech room. You may already do some (or all) of these things, or you may not. Either way, I hope you will read and share your thoughts with me. Maybe you have some expert tips for me as I try these new things, or maybe you want to try them, too. Let me know!
1. Sensory bins
I know many SLPs are already sensory bin experts. I, unfortunately, am not. I tried using a sensory bin one time before Christmas Break and it went okay, but did not end well. The bin of rice ended up spilling in the back of my car.  I may or may not still need to vacuum up the dry rice mess.  This year, I want to give using sensory bins my full effort. I want to try using bins of different materials with all my speech groups. I know The Dabbling Speechie and Ms Gardenia’s Speech Room both have a ton of sensory bin activities to help me get started!

2. Monthly speech newsletter
When I was a teacher, I often sent home a monthly newsletter to parents. The newsletter included a recap of what we worked on the previous month and plans for the upcoming month. I also included tips and information to help parents work with their children at home. I want to improve the home-school connection by sending home a monthly speech newsletter. I think it will be a great way to keep the lines of communication open and offer tips and ideas for working on speech and skills at home. There are several editable newsletter resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, including some from Nicole Allison and Speechy Musings
3. Growth Mindset Teaching
I have seen posts and info about Growth Mindset all over the place, but I have never really looked into it with any amount of depth. This year, I want to learn more about developing a Growth Mindset and teaching my students about it, too. Badger State Speechy and Speech to the Core both have great Growth Mindset resources, and I am ordering the book (Amazon affiliate link for your convenience).


4. Literacy Based Therapy Plans
Confession time…I have had this as a goal for a while. I just have not given it my full commitment. I love the idea of literacy based therapy, and I have a ton of resources to help me get started…I just need to commit and dive in. I actually have a full membership to SLP Now that I don’t even use. Why? The SLP Now site is full of great literacy and theme based resources to help make this type of therapy easy. In the new year I plan to really dig in to all the resources I have and give this a go!

5. Step Out of My Comfort Zone
This is really one of those things that we hear often. Why is it so hard? This year, I know there will be changes in my professional life. I plan to step out of my comfort zone and explore all options available to me. It’s time to be confident and not hold back. This is necessary for me to really try items 1-4 in my list. Anything new is often uncomfortable and scary. I will not hold back. Go big or go home, right?

There you have it…5 things you must try in the new year. Are you already an expert in any of these areas? Share some tips or words encouragement with me in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!  Or, let me know if you plan to join me in trying something new in your professional life. Let’s go for it together!

Happy New Year!

SLP on a Mission…Working with Students in Honduras

By | SLP On A Mission

This is a recount of my time spent in Honduras working with students at a local school.
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The following is a recap of my experience at the Abundant Life Christian School in Gracias, Honduras. My friend, Kristi, is a missionary in Gracias, and kindergarten teacher and counselor at ALCS. Her school is a bilingual private school that serves students from K-4 through 12th grade. They do not have regular access to a speech-language pathologist, diagnostician, or special education team. Kristi has a background in special education and has noticed some needs in some of her students. For the past year, we have been communicating about the students and the need she saw for speech-language evaluations. After a year of unsuccessfully trying to connect her with a bilingual SLP who might be willing to travel to Honduras to help out, I finally decided that I would go myself.
After informing the school that I was coming, Kristi and the school administrators were able to arrange for 8 students to meet with me. I packed a bag full of Spanish and English articulation and language screeners, activities, and other resources and got set up in Kristi’s classroom. (Special thank you to Sarah Wu from Speech is Beautiful for her generous donation of resources from her TPT store)

I met with each student and their parent(s) for approximately 45 minutes. The students ranged in age from 3 years old to middle school age. Concerns ranged from articulation to severe language delay.

Through each visit, I was able to hear the concerns from the parent, interact with the student, administer screenings, and provide some tips and tools to help the students going forward. The biggest challenge I faced was knowing that almost every one of the students I met with really needed regular speech therapy services, but would be unable to receive regular services. Luckily, Kristi was eager to learn how she could help each student herself. She took detailed notes and plans to help train the classroom teachers on how to support the needs of each student.

Out of the 8 families I met with, two in particular made a lasting impact on me.

One of the boys I met was a 5 year old with Downs Syndrome. His mother brought him to the school to enroll him in kindergarten. This was unique in itself because children with disabilities are not usually accepted at this school. However, I could immediately tell that this child was more high functioning than many students with Downs Syndrome that I have worked with. His mother shared with us that she had taken him to a town 45 minutes away for PT and OT when he was younger. He made great progress and was dismissed by age 2 or 3. He never received speech therapy, but she had worked with him a lot herself at home. He had quite a few words, but could definitely still benefit from speech therapy.

I was able to give Kristi and the mother some tips and tools to help further his speech and language development. I could tell that this little boy was going to make great progress in school, especially with such a fabulous mother at home working with him. She talked to Kristi and I about how hard it was, but what a blessing her little boy was to her, and I reassured her that she was doing an AMAZING job caring for him, teaching him, and loving him. I truly feel that God chose her to be his mom because she has done everything she can to ensure he has what he needs to thrive in life. I don’t think I can fully explain what meeting this mother and son meant to me. The best thing is that he will be in Kristi’s kinder class this  year, so I will be able to see how he does throughout the school year.

The other family that stands out to me included two young children, ages 6 and 3. The 6 year old daughter was in Kristi’s class last year and really had some unique language and behavior challenges. This little girl is incredibly smart, but struggled to communicate and used a lot of echolalia. Kristi and I both suspected Autism, but in Honduras, Autism is not a diagnosis that would help a child in any way, as children with disabilities are often kept home and not enrolled in school at all, so that was not even discussed. Having Kristi as a teacher last year, this little girl really made great progress in school, but still could have benefited from speech therapy to help build her language skills. I was able to provide Kristi with some information on language development and communication to help her over the next year.

When the parents brought her to meet me, they also brought her 3 year old brother, who was going to be enrolling in the K-4 class this year. He was such a cute boy, but had almost no words at all. You can probably imagine how his behaviors were challenging due to his lack of ability to communicate. We also suspected he may have Autism, but again, did not mention that to the parents. I felt so bad talking to the parents because I could see their exhaustion and frustration. They wanted answers and I felt like I was letting them down because I could not give them any magic “fix” to help their son in that moment. With no access to speech therapy, the best I could do was give them a brief training on how they can support his language development, provide training to Kristi, and leave some resources and information on how to work with him in the school setting. I am thrilled that he will get the chance to enroll in school. I think being with peers in a structured setting will be great for him, as it was for his sister. Meeting this family was heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. I could not magically make their life any easier, but I could give them hope and tools to take home.

High school classroom at ALCS

The other students I met had needs ranging from mild articulation and language delays, to stuttering, to tongue thrust. I did what I could to train Kristi on how to support these students, and left some materials and information for her. I know these students will be in good hands, but I sure wish they could have a regular speech-language pathologist to work with.

Seeing the school and meeting these students was a great experience. Kristi and her school truly care for these students. I feel honored that God allowed me to meet them and work with them, and I will continue to pray for the students, teachers, and staff at the school.

Kristi and the other teachers will need continued support working with these students in the future. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can help Kristi and the students at her school, please email me at kristin@talkinwithtwang.com.

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SLP on a Mission...

SLP on a Mission…Meeting Elsi

By | SLP On A Mission

This is a recount of my time in Honduras with Elsi, a little girl with a cleft palate.
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In this post I am sharing about a little girl I met in the village of Santa Elena, Honduras named Elsi.

The mission team of 61 Isaiah Ministries first met Elsi about 3 years ago. She lives in a remote village up in the mountains in Honduras. She was born with a severe cleft palate and lip. The mission team was able to to arrange for her to have surgery to have her cleft palate repaired. Due to malnutrition, in Elsi’s first surgery, doctor’s were only able to repair her lip and nose. Her family was provided with a special bottle and formula, to help her gain weight and a second surgery was scheduled.
The second surgery was initially successful. However, the parents did not follow post op feeding and care guidelines, and Elsi’s stitches ripped open. A third surgery was scheduled. The third surgery had the same results. Elsi’s parents continued to allow her to eat tortillas and chips and things, and a portion of her palate reopened.

Elsi is now 5 years old, and I had the opportunity to meet her on my visit to Santa Elena.  I already knew about Elsi when I arrived in the village, but I did not know how well she could eat or talk. When I first came across Elsi, she was happy and friendly, though very shy. She played with me a while and even opened her mouth so I could see that she does still have a hole about the size of a quarter in soft palate.

I watched Elsi eat with no trouble. I saw that, though she is small, she appears to be healthy and happy. The big thing I noticed was how little she spoke. She did have some words, though I felt that she could be speaking more at this point.

I met with Elsi’s parents in their home. They told me about Elsi’s history and even mentioned that they had another surgery scheduled for this past January, but did not make it. They said they were pleased with her progress since she is now able to eat and is beginning to speak more. The challenge I faced was trying to encourage this family to try and get her to another surgery and to follow the post-op guidelines. I explained that she would be able to speak more clearly and would be better off in the long run if they could get her palate fully repaired.

I also tried to give them some training and tips on how to work with her to build her vocabulary even now. However, in the remote villages of Honduras, school is not the same as in the bigger towns. There are no books. No television. They have limited electricity and limited running water. Elsi will attend school, but most likely only until 6th grade. There will be no speech therapy.

Before we left the village that day, some of the teenage girls from my mission team were able to spend more time with Elsi. They practiced words with her and sang with her. Elsi loves music. They also found a 9 year old cousin of Eli’s and told her to work with Elsi and teach her words.

I don’t know what Elsi’s future holds. I don’t know if she will have another surgery or not. I don’t know if her parents, cousin, or teacher will work with her. What I do know is that I did my best to give the parents some information on how to work with Elsi, and hopefully inspired them to help her as much as they can. I can also continue to pray for Elsi. Would you also pray for Elsi and the other children in world like her?

If you would like more information on Elsi or have any questions, please feel free to email me at kristin@talkinwithtwang.com.

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SLP on a Mission…More About 61 Isaiah Ministries

By | SLP On A Mission

This post is more information about 61 Isaiah Ministries, the team I worked with on my mission trip to Honduras.
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About 6 years ago our friends, Shannon and Kristi, decided to move to Honduras to be become missionaries. They formed 61 Isaiah Ministries, packed some of their belongings, and moved with their 2 young children to Gracias, Honduras.

 

Shannon was previously a youth minister and Kristi was a special education teacher. Over the past 6 years, they have been able to use those skills in their ministry in Honduras. Shannon works in remote villages surrounding Gracias to help train local pastors, spread the Word, and encourage other. He also runs a Christian radio station and hunger farm where locals can come help work the farm and earn food for their family’s. Kristi is a kindergarten teacher at a bilingual school, where she also counsels students and teaches a high school class as well. Kristi has a heart for all of her students and has been a great advocate for them and their needs.

 61 Isaiah Ministries partners with churches all over Texas and the United States. Church groups travel to Gracias for days/weeks to work with Shanon, Kristi, and their team, travel to local villages and share the love of Christ with the locals. Kristi also works very hard to bring groups to help at her school. I helped provide speech and language training to her on my recent trip. She also has a group of teachers coming in October to help provide teacher training to the teachers at her school.

There are many ways to get involved with 61 Isaiah Ministries and the work they are doing in Honduras. Click HERE to visit their website and learn more.

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SLP on a Mission…How You Can Get Involved

By | SLP On A Mission

The more I have talked to other SLPs about my trip to Honduras, the more I realize that many others want to use their skills abroad, as well. There are many different ways to use your SLP skills internationally. In this post, I will share a few that I know about. Please feel free to comment below if you know of any other opportunities.
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61 Isaiah Ministries
Kristi and 61 Isaiah Ministries would love to have more SLPs, diagnosticians, teachers, and other therapists visit them in Gracias, Honduras. Krisi has a group of teachers coming in October to help train the local teachers at her school and offer classroom support. If you are interested in joining this group, or making a visit with your own group (or on your own), Kristi would love to have you. Contact me at kristin@talkinwithtwang.com for more information on how you can get involved with 61 Isaiah Ministries.

Operation Smile
Operation Smile is a group that works internationally to provide cleft palate repair to children. You can find out more about becoming a volunteer on one of their medical teams by clicking HERE.

Autism on the Seas
Autism on the Seas is a group that provides support staff on cruises for adults and families living with disabilites. Volunteers provide activities, supervision, and assistance to families who want to experience the excitement of cruising. You can find out more about volunteering by clicking HERE.

Local Churches and Universities
You can also check with local churches and universities to see if they have any groups planning to travel abroad for mission type work. Some do not think about having SLPs join their teams, but we can offer valuable support to schools and families with children and adults with disabilities.

What other SLP volunteer opportunities do you know about? Comment below!

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SLP on a Mission…A Look at my Trip to Honduras

By | SLP On A Mission

Life is full of adventures and experiences that we often do not expect. This summer, I had one such experience when I decided to join my church on a week long mission trip to Honduras. This was definitely not something I planned to do, or even really wanted to do at first…but I finally stopped resisting God’s call and decided to go. The following is a recount of my experience during the week, and how I used my unique skills as a speech-language pathologist to serve in Honduras. I hope by sharing, other SLPs and educators will be inspired to find ways they can volunteer their skills around the world.


My week in Honduras was packed full of experiences. I want to share all of them, but I understand that it would be a VERY long blog post…
To help organize my thoughts and allow readers to navigate the information easier, I have written separate posts for different parts of the trip. Click on each picture to navigate to that particular post.

This experience had a huge impact on my life personally, and as an SLP. My hope is that you will find joy in reading it, and maybe be inspired to find a way you can take your skills abroad.  Enjoy!

https://www.talkinwithtwang.com/2017/08/slp-on-missionworking-with-students-in.html
https://www.talkinwithtwang.com/2017/08/slp-on-missionmeeting-elsi.html


http://61isaiah.com/
Click here to read more about SLP volunteer opportunities abroad.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my trip to Honduras. If you have any questions, or want to know more about the trip, please feel free to leave a comment below. You can also follow me on Facebook where I plan to do a Facebook Live and discuss the trip in more detail. 

Busy SLP? 5 Tips to Make Your Life Easier and Less Stressful

By | SLP Tips And Tools

Welcome to post #3 in my series, Tips and Tools to Make Your Life Easier and Less Stressful. I’m sharing tips and tools that help busy SLPs on a day-to-day basis. You can read about tool #1: SLP Toolkit HERE.

Today I’m sharing some tips from my SLP life that will hopefully help you in your busy SLP life. I work for a rural special ed co-op and serve 3 different school districts. Most days I travel to at least 2, if not all 3 of my schools. I have to manage my caseloads at each of the districts, juggle meetings, conferences, RTI, therapy, testing, and all that other fun SLP stuff with limited time on each campus. That means I need to be on top of things and stay as organized as I can. If I slack even a little, all of the plates I have spinning come crashing down and it is exhausting trying to get things back in order.
So here are my top 5 tips to make your busy SLP life easier and less stressful:
#1: I know this may seems impossible, but I do my very best to never take work home with me. Taking work home means you are also bringing the stress home with you. I always try to keep work at work so I can focus on my family and recharge for the next work day. Think about all those times you have brought work home and then you don’t get to it. Do you feel guilty for letting it sit? Do you forget about it and have to lug it back the next day still unfinished? Or maybe you actually get it done, but end up staying up late to do so…On days when I feel swamped and think I need to take my work home, I fight the urge and leave it. I think it’s better to go in early, stay a bit late, and work through lunch if necessary. You need time to escape the chaos of work and recharge. Keep the work at work. 🙂

#2: Find a planner or calendar that works for you and USE IT! Everybody has different ways of keeping track of important dates and deadlines. Are you a phone person? Does Siri remind you of your deadlines? Or maybe you are like me and love a good paper planner. Whatever it may be, find a way to keep track of deadlines and stick to it so it becomes a habit. I love my Happy Planner from Michael’s. I got it on sale and used my educator discount, so it wasn’t very expensive at all. I love that it has 3 rows for me to track my life. I use the top row for work related events, the middle row for family/life events, and the bottom row to help me track  my TPT Store and blog. This is the best way for me to stay on track and not forget meetings and deadlines. I look at my planner every morning so I know where I need to be that day…especially since it’s always different! If you need some help finding the perfect planner, you can check out this SLP Planner Roundup post.

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 #3: Build reminders into your calendar. Yes, I write down meetings and deadlines, but I also write myself reminders into my calendar. If progress reports are due on March 24, I will write a reminder to myself on March 20 that I need to make sure I have good data for each student. If I have a meeting on April 17, I will write a reminder to myself in the margin of the week prior so it doesn’t sneak up on me. IEP meetings due in May? I’ll make a list in the margin of April to remind myself that I need to schedule and prep the meetings. These little reminders help me to stay on top of my schedule rather than being overwhelmed by it. 

#4: Take 5 minutes of your day to breathe and recharge. Use this time to do something that helps you to take your mind off your busy day…breathe, take a long restroom break, sip your coffee, check social media, read a page of a magazine or book, or just sit and enjoy the silence or a good song. Just make sure you set a timer so you don’t go over your time and end up more stressed. I like to sit in my car for 5 minutes before I get out at each school. I gather my thoughts and go over the game plan in my head before I go in. This time helps me to focus and prepare because once I get out of my car, it’s fast paced and go go go until I get back in my car. 
#5: Try using no print or no prep materials with your students. I have to admit, I am a speech therapy materials junkie. I love interactive books and cute themed games and activities…but I also have 3 schools I have to carry my materials to/from and very little time to laminate and prep. This year, I have developed a love for no print and print-and-go types of resources. With no print activities, all I need is my iPad and I’m ready to go. I use articulation apps in place of artic cards. I download no print resources from Teachers Pay Teachers into iBooks and have them on hand at all times. Print-and-go activities are great because it takes less than 5 minutes for me to access the file on my computer, print it, and set it down on the table ready to go. There are so many great no print and print-and-go resources on Teachers Pay Teachers and many are free! Just add NO PRINT or NO PREP to your search when you are looking for resources. I have several FREE print-and-go resources in my TPT Store, including activity booklets for /th/, activity booklets for /f,v/ (temporary freebie), articulation sudoku, a spring themed compound sentences packet, prefix & suffix worksheets, and a comprehension and sequencing freebie. Click on the links or the images at the end of this post to get these FREE NO PREP resources.
These are just a few things that I do to help me manage my busy SLP life, making it easier and less stressful. Do you have any tips to share? I’d love to hear from you. Share in the comments or feel free to send me an email. 🙂
Links to my FREE NO PREP resources on TPT. Click each image to be taken to the file. 
 FREE /th/ Activity Booklets

/f,v/ Activity Booklets

 FREE Articulation Sudoku

 FREE Comprehension & Sequencing Practice

 FREE Compound Sentence Packet
 FREE Prefix & Suffix Worksheets

Busy SLP? Tool #1 to Make Your Life Easier

By | SLP Tips And Tools

We’ve all been there…a long list of students to test, reports to write, IEPs to prepare, and progress reports…oh the never ending progress reports. Springtime paperwork seems especially never ending and overwhelming. Unfortunately, the paperwork will always be there, but there are ways to make it easier and more manageable.

Today, I want to share one tool I have been using to help streamline my paperwork. It’s seriously one of the best tools for busy SLPs, and I can’t recommend it enough. SLP Toolkit!

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SLP Toolkit is a web-based service designed to help SLPs be more efficient with their time and management of all that paperwork. It helps with data collection and documentation, progress tracking, writing present levels, IEPs and more!

I have been using SLP Toolkit regularly since right before Christmas Break.  It has reduced my stress level immensely. I want to share a few of my favorite features of SLP Toolkit and how it can help make your busy SLP life easier.

Present Level Assesments
My absolute favorite feature of the Toolkit is the Present Level Assessment library. I use these with every new evaluation or re-evaluation, when I get new transfer students, and before every annual IEP meeting. There are a variety of assessments available to help assess student strengths and areas of need. (Just a few are shown in the picture below. There are many more.)

Each assessment features questions and activities that thoroughly assess a child’s skills. I use the elementary and fluency assessments the most, but there are so many different ones available.

A few weeks ago, I needed to prep pretty quickly for an annual IEP meeting for a pretty tough student. I stressed about it for about a day before I remembered SLP Toolkit has some great functional communication assessments, too. I ended up with a very good list of the student’s strengths and weaknesses and was able to fully justify my new IEP goals with good solid data.

After you select and administer an assessment to your student, you can save the results in the Toolkit and print a summary. This is the fastest way to get a good picture of a students strengths and needs, and it’s paperless!!!

The Toolkit also gives you a list of suggested targets for goals based on the student’s needs.

You can then select areas to work on and a progress monitoring test will be created and linked to that student’s digital file instantly! It’s like magic!

Progress Monitoring
I use the progress monitoring tests to track student progress on specific goals. The Toolkit tests make it quick and easy to collect data and track progress. It even provides beautiful charts and graphs that you can print or snip and insert into your IEPs!

This is a great way to show growth and progress over time. It’s also a great visual for you to see improvement.

Strategies
A third feature that I love in the Toolkit is the strategies library. In all of our IEPs and evaluation reports, we are required to provide strategies teachers/parents can use with the student. The strategies library in the Toolkit helps make that so much easier. All you have to do is select the area the student has needs in and a list will pop up with strategies that can be used for that particular skill.

There are many, many more features in SLP Toolkit, such as goal writing, printable data collection sheets, and more!I could go on and on about the features and tools. If you are interested in learning more, I suggest looking through their Facebook page or blog. You can also try it for free with up to 5 students.

Be sure to check back next week for more tips and tools to make your busy SLP life easier and less stressful. 

Busy SLP? Tips and Tools to Make Your SLP Life Easier and Less Stressful

By | SLP Tips And Tools

Busy? I am the queen of busy. Between my full-time job as an SLP in the schools, PRN work, my daughter’s gymnastics schedule, my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and all the miscellaneous things that go along with being a wife/mom, I always have something going on. Can you relate? Because I am so busy, I have to manage my time well or things get chaotic fast.

Part of my time management plan is making sure I don’t bring work (paperwork, planning, etc.) home with me. I have enough to do at home as it is (and that is where all the TPT magic happens), so I can’t allow myself to spend evenings and weekends doing paperwork, progress reports, etc. I keep it at school and that’s just how it is. Now, I’d be lying if I said I was always successful at that. There have been times when a deadline had to be met and the work had to come home, but I try to avoid that if at all possible.

So, how do I do this? How can a busy SLP get it all done at work? Therapy, RTI, teacher consults, IEPs, evaluations, report writing, progress reports, observations, and all that other stuff we do…how is there time for it all?

I have some “tricks” up my sleeve…okay, not really tricks, but they are pretty awesome tools I use to make my life as a busy SLP more manageable. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some of these tools with you.  These are some great resources available specifically for busy SLPs who just need help getting it all done, and getting it done well. It’s not just about meeting deadlines and getting the work done…we also have to be able to stand behind our work and ensure that it is our best.

So, stay tuned. The first post will be coming up Thursday. I’ll be sharing how I use a great web-based app to help me collect and organize data and write killer IEPs.  Can you guess what it is??? Check back Thursday to find out…

In the meantime, comment below with your biggest challenge as a busy SLP. Completing paperwork? Planning therapy? Data collection? Time management? What gives you the most stress at work?

SLPs Sharing Kindness (with a Freebie)

By | Freebies

Do you love freebies? The Frenzied SLPs sure do, and we have a special treat for you! In the spirit of spreading love and kindness throughout our lives, we have linked up to share a variety of kindness themed resources for you to use with your students. To gather all of your goodies, just use the link below to hop to the next blog. Each blog has a kindness themed resource for you to download for FREE. You could have the next few weeks of therapy covered with all of the fabulous materials you gather!  How amazing is that?!

One of the ways I think people can demonstrate kindness is by helping in their communities. No matter where you live…big city or small town…there is always work to be done. Our communities thrive when we take care of each other and our towns. From helping neighbors with yard work to picking up trash, there is something for everyone to do to pitch in.

My free resource focuses on this idea of being a community helper. Your students will love reading about how Martha spent a day showering her community with extra kindness. Your download will include a short narrative with sequencing, context clues, and comprehension activities. This 2-page no prep product is great for older students to work on reading for details, sequencing, vocabulary and more. 

You can download this special freebie in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE.

For your next freebie, click on the image below to hop to the next blog, All Y’all Need.

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