Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Final Post on Speech Centers!

Ahhh one more day of school left!! This year is bittersweet for me because I will not be returning to my school next year. Instead, I will be diving more into the worlds of private therapy and stay at home mommy life. I am pretty excited about the change!

Over the year, many of you have expressed interest in the speech centers I have implemented into my therapy sessions, so I thought I would share my Inquiry presentation on the blog. Each year, I participate in Inquiry. An Inquiry project is like a classroom experiment. You choose something about your classroom that you want to learn more about or try something new. Then, you get to share all about it at an end of the year showcase with other teachers all over the county. 













Have a wonderful Tuesday!!


10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your centers info.! It's very interesting! I tried a modified version this year after reading about your experiences (you inspired me!). My kids liked using the Tubaloo's to practice their words in one center and searching for words with their sounds in homemade I-Spy jars, but I think I need to be more organized about it. I like your idea of having the kids chart their own progress to make them more responsible. I hope that you'll continue to share any additional hints and tips from your experiences with Speech centers!

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  2. Very interesting. I did a lot of theme therapy this year but may have to incorporate some of this next year. I do like the kids doing the progress monitoring.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Also, what graphing program did you use for your data on this. I am searching for the easiest and one that can have lots options. Any suggestions.

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    1. I used this site: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
      It's actually for kids so it was easy enough for me to figure out! :)

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  3. How much prep time does it take? Also, how many students do you fit in a group? This looks like it could be really effective! Thanks for sharing!! Felice (thedabblingspeechie)

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    1. Not too much prep time. I just figure out what activities I am going to use for the week and keep them the same all week. I had no more than 4 kids per group. This would work with bigger groups if you paired the kids up (they could read to each other, etc).

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  4. Ever since you first mentioned these, I've been excited to learn more about it. With your breakdown, it looks easy to implement! I love the idea of students working more independently and progress monitoring. I would also love to know where you downloaded your graphs. Thanks!
    Allison's Speech Peeps

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    1. It took a while to get the kids into the routine and independent, but by the end it was very smooth and very effective. I used this site for the graphs: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

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  5. Very cool idea! I am definitely sharing this on my FB page for more SLPs to read about! Well done!

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  6. Hi Kristin! I love this idea of doing centers for articulation therapy! Can you please post the names of the programs/cds/i-pad apps that you use for the oral motor exercises and auditory bombardment? Also can we purchase the data sheets that the students use to track their own progress on teachers pay teachers?

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    1. Hi! Here is what I use:
      Oral motor app (it's FREE) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smalltalk-oral-motor-exercises/id337145605
      The data sheet is also FREE in my TpT store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Student-Friendly-Data-Sheet-490082
      I also have the power points for each sound that I have created in my TpT store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Simply-Speech/Search:power%20point

      Hope this helps! If you are interested in downloading my power points, my ASHA sale is running through today. You can get them for 20% off :)

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