Articulation therapy through the use of teletherapy can be effective, engaging, and easy to implement with my speech teletherapy articulation guide. Learn here how I use only conversation and 3 websites to effortlessly create awesome therapy sessions that kids love!
I have actually grown to appreciate teletherapy, and over the past 6 months, I have perfected my therapy programs for articulation clients. Below, I outline how I do it!
First things first, chat. No joke.
I first attempt to engage the child in conversation to create rapport. Creating a bond is KEY for a successful speech therapy program.
More importantly, I also observe how the child is producing sounds in connected speech. I check for any progress and/or generalization.
* 5 minutes
Now, this is not just a self-promotion (I promise). I actually use the membership site I created EVERY.SINGLE.SESSION.
Quick background - I started the membership website a few years ago by "accident." When I started my private practice, I needed all my own materials. This is an expensive and daunting task. I made a list of my wants:
I couldn't find these things. So, I started making my own materials and putting them on my website so I could find them. As my materials grew, I thought....maybe other SLPs and parents could benefit from these? So, for a nominal fee, I started the membership website (only $7)!!!
However, I digress. Back to the topic at hand.
I use my site to:
*15-20 minutes. We are at 20-25 minutes.
After getting through our work, we move on to games!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pink Cat Games. It is also a paid site but relatively inexpensive! Kids from 2.5 to 11 years old so far are enjoying it! I am not an affiliate for them, and this is not an ad or promotion. I just LOVE it!
On this site, I search pre-made materials that match my target goal (i.e., initial CH). I click on those materials and then let the child pick the game.
Most games are very engaging and the child is still getting focused practice with a slight distraction of a game. The child has to remember to say his/her sound correctly while being distracted by a fun game.
If you want to check out Pink Cat Games, click here.
* 15 minutes. We are now at 35-40 minutes.
ABCYA is an awesome site! It is free and full of fun games!
I use this site as the ultimate reward and play it at the end. This is how I play it for EVERY.CLIENT and they love it.
They all beg to play these games so check them out. They are a HIT.
* 5 minutes (though you can make this longer). Total time 40-45 minutes.
If you have an active client, here are some of my favorite ideas:
If you are interested in becoming a member of Speech Therapy Talk Services, check it out here. You have access to ALL my current materials and any new materials that I make. It is only $7 per month, seriously!
I will even take requests! If there is something that you need, please let me know.