Language therapy through the use of teletherapy can feel overwhelming...until today!
It has taken some practice but now I have found my groove. With this speech teletherapy language guide, you can create effective and engaging sessions easily.
Learn here how I use only conversation and 4 websites to effortlessly create awesome therapy sessions that kids love!
If you have read my teletherapy articulation guide, this page will be similar. If you haven't read it, please check it out!
The first thing I do with clients is to engage in small talk at the beginning of each session.
Creating a strong relationship is a must in order to have a successful therapy program. Working on communication can make a person feel vulnerable so it is imperative that he/she feels comfortable.
More importantly, I want to see how a client is progressing on his/her goals. So, during small talk, I will take data on vocabulary usage, grammar, ability to answer WH questions, etc....
* 5 minutes
Now, this is not just another 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:
*10 minutes. We are at 15 minutes
During almost EVERY language therapy session, I read a book. I can't help it. It is such an engaging and functional way to target almost any goal.
For teletherapy, I either
Either while reading or after reading the book, I go back to my website. I pull up a story companion if applicable or the cue cards for:
*10-15 minutes. We are at 25-30 minutes
After getting through our work, we move on to games! I use less games for language practice than articulation practice since they aren't as functional. However, we all need fun in our lives, right?
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.
On this site, I search pre-made materials that match my client's goal. I click on those materials and then let the child pick the game.
If you want to check out Pink Cat Games, click here.
* 10-15 minutes. We are now at 35-45 minutes.
ABCYA is an awesome site! It is free and full of fun games! I don't use this site and PinkCat games in the same session. There isn't enough time. I use this site for vocabulary reinforcement, grammar practice, or a simple 3-5 minute reward for working hard.
Below, I have some practice ideas for how to use this site during language therapy.
They all beg to play these games so check them out. They are a HIT.
* 5-10 minutes. 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 HONESTLY AFFORDABLE!
I will even take requests! If there is something that you need, please let me know.