Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Coloring and Language Skills-Plurals

I told you about my vocabulary book, right? Well, now I made a plurals book to use in speech. Many of us have to group our kids because of large caseloads and you know how you always have that one kid who wants to answer ALL the time...this is a great opportunity to have that guy color while it's someone else's turn. I love it when we can keep those little hands and minds busy :)

It is so easy for prep too, just print and the kids cut it out, staple and print themselves...(with a little help, maybe!)

It contains s, z, ez endings as well as irregular plurals. You can target specific areas that the student is having trouble with or all of them! Easy, peasy!!

Enjoy, it won't be cheap long!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Telepractice Ideas

Here we are in October (already!!) and I know many of you are using telepractice or thinking of using it. I do use it occasionally and I've found a few sites that make my life a little easier.

Here they are:

***ABCya! Great website for reinforcement and games! It has stories and a lot of phonics games to help those struggling readers!

***Need a brain break? The kids do... a lot! I find go Noodle helps get the sillies out to promote attention.

***YouTube has some cute stories that you can use for comprehension or other language goals.

I love using this story for my Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Activity!

A Week with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

If you comment below on what your favourite thing to use for telepractice is and leave me your email address, I will give you a free copy of my Goldilocks Activity that contains a weeks worth of activities to use in speech therapy! 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend my fellow Canadians! I am grateful for my friends, family and my wonderful job!!


Friday, 30 September 2016

Beginning Sounds

Beginning Sounds Train

I bought this beginning sounds train that you can use in language class to target phonological awareness - beginning sounds.  The kids love the hands on activity and the cute, bright pictures. 

 This fun-to-use sorting mats make it easy for kids to identify beginning sounds! Children just select an activity mat, then find 3 picture tiles that match the sound on the train’s engine. Plus, each tile is double-sided, with a picture on one side and both a picture and word on the other—so kids can sort at just the right level! Set includes 20 activity mats and 60 chipboard tiles.

For articulation, you can use this activity to target words or phrases. For F, you could say "I found a foot on the train, etc." It is just a different way to make artic. just a little more fun!
You can buy it here for $16.99~


Monday, 26 September 2016


I always get this question from teachers and spec. ed coordinators- what apps are good to use for speech and language. I thought I would make a list of some I use often.

For articulation I always use Articulation Station- it's easy to use and the kids love it!

My other favourite is Preposition Remix. You can chose which concepts you want targeted and it will give you a a print out of data! Love it! So easy!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta

Therapy Assistant Week


Therapy Assistant Week is September 19 – 23 

Tell us what your site is doing to celebrate. Not sure what to do? Check out our website under “TA Week” for ideas and printable posters. Be sure to capture pictures of your activities and submit them to our Photo Contest where you could win prizes!
Make sure you check our website often for updates on Events, Employment Opportunities and other TA activities happening in the province. If you have an upcoming event, job vacancy or activity, we would be happy to post these for free as a benefit to our members. Email your information to

Don't forget to look for me at the U of A and Glenrose, Wednesday Sept 21, Presenting on why you should become a THAAA member! :) 

Thanks, Mindy

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Great Fall Ideas for Speech Therapy!

September can be a fun time! It is when we are getting back in the groove of school and meeting our new caseload. We set a precedence for speech therapy, how it can be fun, the rules and the way we like to run our gig! My motto is you don't get paid if you don't do the work- if the kids don't have a good attitude (positive) or if they aren't trying then I don't let them play the game or pick something out of my treat bag :) It works well, I rarely have any behavior concerns. Once they meet me a couple times they know what to expect and all (usually) goes smoothly. I try to make speech fun,  stay positive and always try and make my "kids" feel special!

Back to September... I wanted to give you a few ideas on how you can make September go easily without a bunch of work, you know kind of ease in to it  :)

1. A new product of mine- a no prep printing pack that you can use 1 on one or in groups to target vocabulary! All you need is a stapler and some crayons!

2. Back to School Pack- targets pronouns, beginning sounds, and more!

3. The Fall Speech Pack- targets pronouns and possessives, along with following directions.


And each of them are under $2!!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

SLP Must have!

Well I'm a day late ha ha! Anyway I am still going to post my pic for SLP Must have!
My  September pick for SLP must have is my 
articulation mats!
They are so cute, colorful and reusable!

Only $1.50 today only!!