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Spotlight on Schoolhouse Talk: Using Marble Runs in Speech Therapy!

Today’s spotlight guest blog comes from the clever Abby over at Schoolhouse Talk!  If you haven’t read her blog, I’d recommend you head on over there and check it out.  She has some novel and fun speech therapy ideas and this guest blog is no exception!  Check out all of her links at the bottom […]

Pretend Play: Keeping Track of Progress!

Data Collection is probably the most difficult thing to master when participating in pretend play with our clients/students/children.  How can we PROVE that progress has been made? **Picture courtesy of** Here are a few things we need to think about first: 1.  Baseline skills:  the most imporant thing to do prior to determining appropriate […]

Pretend Play: Choosing Materials to Target Speech & Language Goals!

Pretend play is crucial for a child’s cognitive, communication and social  development.  But how can we as SLPs and parents use this activity to target specific language goals? There are a few rules to follow when using pretend play to target specific goals: 1.  Choose interesting materials:  If your child is not interested in the materials you […]

Pretend Play: Why it’s Important!

 I was at the Dollar Tree in early September and look at what I found?!!  Some great Halloween/ dress up goodies for…well you guessed it, $1 a piece!  Look at the wonderful pretend play outfits I found for a total of $6 (plus tax)!  Pretend play is sometimes overlooked in the Speech Pathology world because we are trained to “make the […]

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