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As a busy Speech Pathologist running my own practice, I am always looking for innovative ways to keep my therapy engaging and effective. I started Speech Concepts as a way to share the resources I was developing. Our range of practical resources have all been tested in the real world, and could be just the thing you have been looking for.

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Have you seen this hilarious headline card game? You are given cards with words on them, each with a point value. When it's your turn, construct the headline or a story to earn points!  i love to use this game to target sentence construction.  It's open-ended but with some structure so that all can succeed.  If you want a harder challenge I add in conjunctions.
Book Share Tuesday⁣
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Commotion in the Ocean is a great book for working on :⁣
Articulation – sh fish shark shell ocean commotion⁣
Vocabulary – ocean animals⁣
Rhyming
Snail and Whale by Julia Donaldsen ⁣
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This book is great for working on:⁣
adjectives⁣
describing narrative ⁣
sequencing⁣
narrative ⁣
Vocabulary ocean animals⁣
rhyming⁣
speech sounds - /l/ word-final positions -snail, whale, sail school pool cool. TrailS⁣
Speech sounds - /s/ blends snail, whale, sail school pool cool. Vocabulary ocean animals⁣
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Pig the Fibber is a great read. All the pig books have lots of humour. this one explores with children about what might happen when we tell lies. The rhyming text and great illustrations keep children engaged  This story can be used to target simple predicting - what might happen next?) and inferencing .  there are lots of great vocabulary (tier 2) to explore as well as many language concepts.
📌 🧲 🔲 Get creative with Melissa and Doug magnetic pieces! 🧲 🔲 Grab a magnetic board and magnetic pieces for a 💪🏼 flexible resource to support many goals 🤔 Buy two of everything and you have a 🛡 barrier game ready to go 🤩⁣
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Here I have paired the magnets with some target cards.  We produced our target before using the piece to make a scene.
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas is a fun and cheeky rhyming book.  I love the vocabulary and rhyme in this book; it will surely engage everyone. This is a great book to target vocabulary - body parts, talking about ⁣
differences and similarities and making inferences. If working on articulation - there are a range bilabial words to target.
Are you looking for an efficient way to create circles for your Speech sessions? Look no further! Buy a scrapbooking cutter ( I have two different sizes), and you can quickly and easily punch out circles.
The planning is done for you! ⁣
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Blanks questions are one way to encourage oral language development. In a play-based curriculum such as in preschool or kindergarten, Blanks questions help encourage rich oral language experiences (role play, imaginative play). These “levels of questioning” were developed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The questions move from concrete to abstract. Understanding the complexity of questions can help in simplifying the language or challenge language skills. Children need to understand and respond to all these levels of questions to function easily when they move to more formal learning within a school setting. Blanks questions are a fantastic way to build and develop both expressive and receptive language skills. They are great for mixed ability groups, as the same resource can be used with different levelled questions targeted according to ability. This resource contains 18 scenes with questions⁣
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Diary of a Wombat is a great book. It’s brief, simple text and hilarious illustrations encourage children to make inferences about the story. Children enjoy comparing Mothball’s point of view with what the humans probably thought about all of Mothball’s antics. Diary of a Wombat is written in past tense and contains repetition of irregular past tense verbs, such as ate, slept and dug.⁣
It is a great book for working on tense markers and inference.
Real photos!! This resource provides a visual structure to produce awesome sentences. ⁣
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Word Order supports the development of 15 different sentence structures. 282 cards with specifically chosen photos complete with sentence prompts to guide your student’s development. The work has been done for you. The resource provides a printable and no print option. If printing I suggest you laminate and ring bind for ease of use and longevity.If using the no print option load or save on to your device. An answer key is provided as a starting point. Be creative there are loads of sentences to be created.⁣
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This is a book I often buy friends 1 year children.  I love the story line, the adjectives and the pictures. ⁣
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Check it out.
I don't know anyone who doesn't love Pig the Pug - his view on life provides lots of discussion topics. ⁣
We have a set of Blanks questions to pair with the book. ⁣
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Grab it from Teachers pay teacher or from the website
Have you seen this hilarious headline card game? You are given cards with words on them, each with a point value. When it's your turn, construct the headline or a story to earn points!  i love to use this game to target sentence construction.  It's open-ended but with some structure so that all can succeed.  If you want a harder challenge I add in conjunctions.
Book Share Tuesday⁣
Love this book from Lauren Child⁣
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It's a lift the flap book.  Great for sentences, And who doesn't love Lola.⁣
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Articulation – s/z Sizzles⁣
Questions – what are you?⁣
Prepositions in, over, under, behind⁣
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This is one of my favourite resources - it works a treat! ⁣
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Word Order supports the development of 15 different sentence structures. 282 cards with specifically chosen photos complete with sentence prompts to guide your student’s development. The work has been done for you. The resource provides a printable and no print option. If printing I suggest you laminate and ring bind for ease of use and longevity.If using the no print option load or save on to your device. An answer key is provided as a starting point. Be creative there are loads of sentences to be created.⁣
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#speechtherapy #slp #speechconcepts #speechlanguagepathology #slpeeps #speechpathology  #speechdelay #speechies  #slp2be  #slpbloggers #sentencesstructure #realphotos #speechdelay