Monday, February 23, 2015

Speech Therapy at Home


The best-case scenario with blog link-ups is that you might find new friends--like-minded friends who understand you. Another possibility is that you'll find an invaluable resource you didn't even know you needed.

Today I enjoyed the latter via the Homeschool Mother's Journal link-up. I'm excited to have found free speech resources on Gypsy Road. Click here to see her full list.

What most blessed me is finding this site: Teachers Pay Teachers. I signed up for free and then typed speech therapy in the search bar. There are many free resources, and others that cost a few dollars. I downloaded several colorful, engaging games for practicing the /th/ sound in the initial, medial, and final positions.

Speech articulation practice can be dry and boring, leading to missed days of practice and a loss of momentum. With fresh material coming in, parents and children stay motivated and have some fun together. Language is fun!

You can use Teachers Pay Teachers to search for all kinds of lesson plans and ideas. It's not primarily special-needs-oriented. The site is invaluable for teachers wanting to freelance and make some money, or for teachers and parents who need fresh ideas at home or in the traditional classroom. You don't need to be an educator to join, and you can join for free (paid options are available as well, with more perks).

Let me know if you find something helpful.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Thank you for shedding light on those speech sites! We will be using those for sure!! With all our moving around, we haven't had the opportunity to have a long term speech therapist. This may be the ticket!