In our experience, effective organization has become a key component to being a successful clinician/instructor (or caregiver for that matter). Our ‘Best of’ for July highlights some of the ways we stay organized and links to some of our favorite products.
Speech Therapy Ideas
AAC group therapy serves as a great way to promote a variety of communication modalities with multiple individuals at once. Group programming encourages natural, social exchanges and members can also benefit from observing others who are using different forms of AAC.
Wordless videos and animated shorts are great for eliciting speech, language, and communication. They are entertaining for individuals of all ages, and are perfect activities for both speech therapy sessions and at home.
Sequencing Cards were our Best of therapy tool for the month of April! Not only are they easy visuals to make, but they are also customizable to the individual you are working with. We discuss why sequencing is important and relevant to our day-to-day life.
Communication boards are considered a form of low tech AAC. They can be used in conjunction with other AAC systems (like high tech) or in isolation. We discuss tools that you can use to make communication boards yourself, further considerations, and additional free premade options.
Best board games for speech therapy? We can all agree that there is no point to reinvent the wheel when there are so many great tangible resources out there. Check out our list and ways we use board games to target speech and language skills in therapy and at home (links also included).
Books are great resources because they can be used to target many skills - from receptive language to expressive language to literacy skills to social communication.