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1/2/15 - Blog posted - Three Little Kittens Rhyme & Speech Activities
This was a fun
Winter activity to create for my little ones. There are a variety of activities to cover a multitude of IEP objectives. Children will be enjoying the activities with this rhyme and they won't
even realize they are working!
1.Story sequencing - Child can color all the pieces of the story. Tell the rhyme as the child listens and puts the pieces in order. THen the child can tell story using pictures. Ask Wh questions about the story.
2.Voice inflection, rate and prosody
4.Speech sounds - labials (p,b,m) and velars (k,g)
11/28/14- Blog posted-12 Essential Preschool Toys For Your Speech-Language Tool-Box - Your kids will have so much fun playing and learning they won’t realize they are working on their speech sounds and language concepts! Listed in this Blog are some of my students’ favorite toys. They maintain their interest and they don’t even realize they are working. Each of these toys can be used to work on language skills or articulation and especially helpful when compiling a speech-language sample. They improve their ability to produce sounds, learn to respond to Wh questions, increase mean length of utterance and/or initiate pragmatic verbal turn-taking skills, to make requests, greet, comment and label . Before the activity I write down key words or phrases to target while the child is playing so I can record data for at least 10 trials. Many of these items I carried in my store for years and I still use today! Click on the title and it will link you to Amazon.com. Connect to my TPT store and Pinterest site on this page. There are lots and lots of fabulous resources.
11/8/14 - Blog posted-13 Best Speech Games & Reinforcers - Listed are some of my students’ favorite motivational activities. They maintain their interest and they don’t even realize they are working. Each of these items can be used as a game to work on language skills or articulation. Depending on the student, I may use picture cards to collect data for minimum of 10 trials and then use game as reinforcer. I find key words or phrases to target while the child is playing. Many of these items I carried in my store for years and I still use today! Click on the title and it will link you to Amazon.com
1.Created for young children who receive speech therapy and/or special services. The following goals are frequently included on their NYS IEP Direct:
• Understand & use vocabulary related to categories, e.g. animals, food
• Understand word associations, e.g. mittens-go on hand
2. Created for teachers as it relates to the NYS Preschool Common Core and vocabulary development
Categories Pre-K Level 1 contains 36 pages of the following :
1.Preschool Category Hierarchy Screener
2.Category-association games and iPad app suggestions
3.12 Categories - Title Cards with picture & text and sorting mat
4.60 associations/go-togethers – pictures are in kit
5.Word list for Category Level 1 (pgs 12 & 13)
6.270 pictures with text in 12 categories (23 pgs) - $4.00
Separate download on TPT – Categories Pre-K Level 1 pictures
7.Categories Pre-K Level 2 for FREE!! 5 Categories - 40 Category Titles. Separate Download on TPT. Must purchase Categories Pre-K Level 1 pics
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THE CATEGORIES PRE-K PICTURES (270 pictures-26 PGS) accompanies The Categories Pre-K Level 1 (FREE) and Pre-K Level 2 (FREE). THIS DOWNLOAD ONLY CONTAINS THE PICTURES and list of words.
Click here to see Ricki's Blog - I just redesigned the images with The Hummingbird, who I genuinely admire. It can effortlessly fly in any direction (up, down, forward, backward) and hover in one spot. It can elicit so much energy and joy. With all the multi-tasking I have to do, I calm myself with occasional stares at the hand-painted illustration of hummingbirds hanging on my wall in my office. Just a reminder that no matter how busy we are..... beauty, peace and calm come with the little joys in life:)
Appraxia Kit141 VC(C)-C(C)VC Pictures Cards (12 pages) for a limited time only. Some common blends were included because of frequency of use and additional practice for vowel and consonant patterns -child approximates word at first and eventually learns to sequence the blends too, especially with the use of a pacing board. This is a valuable supplement to the CV-CVCV Apraxia Kit ($3.50)available on TPT. All cards have been laminated and mounted with velcro on plastic folders and sorted by VC and initial sound. They are hole punched and placed in a binder. These pics are included on my FREE Apraxia word list which can also be downloaded from TPT or from www.preschoolspeechie.com.
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16 Best Cause & Effect Apps 13.pdf
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18 Best Simple Sequencing apps.pdf
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The list keeps growing! Apps have been sorted into categories which may help for sorting purposes on the ipad. With a touch of creative input, apps often can be utilized for any goal and paired with a hands on activity.
Page 1 - AAC,cause-effect - VERY EASY
Page 2 - sounds, articulation, books - articulation apps can give you a list of sounds....doesn't always have to be flashcard drills...kids can enjoy "drill" during creative activities, e.g. art, books, games
Page 3 - more books, follow directions & sequence
Page 4 - more follow directions, auditory memory, games,
Page 5 - puzzles, hidden pics, songs, vocabulary-language
Page 6 - more vocabulary-language, classification-assoc,Wh quest
Page 7 - ABC, 123, phonics, reinforcement
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NEW MATERIALS AND RESOURCES JUST ADDED TO PINTEREST FREE SPEECH MATERIALS, SLP RESOURCES AND ARTICULATION,ETC.
Ricki's Printable Forms (29) Downloads)
Click here Ricki's Printables to see all downloads.
FREE: My Apraxia List has been revised. It is now 3 pages and will accompany a recent completion of the CV-CVCV Kit which includes 60 CV pics, 66 CVCV pics, 12 Rebus pics, an ABC chart, 123 chart, colors chart, shapes chart and several other resources.
The CV-CVCV Apraxia Kit $3.50 - was created for toddlers and preschoolers with apraxia of speech, speech sound sequencing concerns, and/or phonological processes. This kit is 29 pages and has pictures & suggestions for vowels, sound cues (12 pics) consonant-vowel (CV-60 pics) and consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel (CVCV-66 pics.) Every effort has been made to keep the vocabulary simple for the little ones. It is a natural flow to progress from CV to CVCV. The pictures have been thoughtfully chosen based on age level and functional use. The J, TH, ZH & R sounds are not included in this kit. My next project will be completion of CVC & VC words. The Apraxia Word List (3 pages) - FREE - accompanies this list and is a separate download. Available on TPT.
Click on Ricki's Printable Forms Free (left side of this screen) to Download all handouts
ALL APPS THAT WERE ON HOME PAGE ARE NOW NICELY SORTED IN APPS REVIEWS.....left side of this screen. All titles are connected to iTunes for your convenience.
Resource Connections for Popular Topics & Themes
GCF Learn Free.org - Visit this wonderful website today. Earn CEU credits for attending their FREE iPad and other computer workshops too! Apple's iPad and iPad mini are popular tablets that have changed the way we use computers. Learn the basics of using the iPad along with other features like iCloud, iTunes, Siri, the App Store and more. Recently updated with new videos!
FREE Phonetic Placement Videos for every sound
CHECK OUT CORE CURRICULUM-PROGRESS MONITORING TO THE LEFT OF THIS SCREEN
Resource Connections - Ricki says, " If you are resourceful, you don't have to reinvent the wheel, just improve upon it." This section includes sites which contain practical hints, hands on activities and pertinent articles. Click on Resource Connections to left of this screen (2nd category in maroon section.)
NEW: TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS!! DOWNLOAD LOADS OF FREE HANDOUTS! ADD HANDOUTS YOU HAVE CREATED AS WELL.
NEW: This hand out about Preverbal Skills (from Belinda Hill, SLP Australia) is nicely organized and can be used as a very helpful guideline for the therapist and the classroom teacher. Click here to see Belinda's other free handouts.
SpeechPathology.com - For only $99 per year you can take unlimited on-line courses in the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Some courses are text and others are recorded. You can also participate in Webinars with a live person. I have take numerous courses which have been very informative.
Ricki's Cat Book
Check out my book, "How Smart Is Your Cat?" It can be purchased on TPT for .99! When I developed this book I had 4 cats at the time. They ranged in intelligence. One of my cats was able to find a toy when hidden - she had object permanence. She figured out how to jump off the roof (about 10 feet) and land safely on the ground. At the end of the day, she would wait at the door to come in. Ariel was a tortoise...she was an amazing cat.
Catalogs & Products
Click on this link, SuperDuper, and it will take you to Pink Pig Savings that are 50% off. Special is limited time only. Looks like they are going to run a special every 2 weeks.
The Listening Program
I am a Certified Provider of the Listening Program and can answer questions, get you product information, provide the therapy and obtain product. This program should only be administered by a Certified Provider. There are suggested CD players, ipods and headphones to use with this program.
The newest addition to The Listening Program®, TLP Spectrum™, creates a healthy relationship with sound. It trains the brain with pleasing, evidence-based music which has been developed to
improve sound brain fitness, reduce sensory sensitivities and help people find comfort in their environment.
TLP Spectrum is ideal for children and adults with; autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, brain injury, and developmental delays, as well as typically developing toddlers, preschoolers, and the elderly.
Learn more http://advancedbrain.com/spectrum
Header Picture can be found in the Teacher Created Resources catalog:
It is a postcard titled "Note From Your Teacher" and was designed by Susan Winget. I have also purchased their Nursery Rhyme products, Theme books, notepads and postcards, with designs by Mary Englebright, Debra Mumm and Susan Winget.