Monday, March 25, 2013

I know it's Monday, but I have exciting news to share!

So today is yet another Monday...for those of you NOT on Spring Break (myself included - I work in a hospital outpatient clinic), here is some news I am hoping will brighten your day.  I am VERY excited to share my newest activity with you!

What's Your Number - Auditory Memory Practice (Forward and Reversed) is an activity designed to provide your students with opportunities to practice their immediate and working memory/recall skills with series of numbers.  This 32-page packet includes 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 digit sequences on cute calculator clip art from The Enlightened Elephant!

To make data collection easier, I have also included record sheets with space to record two trials for both numbers forward and numbers reversed!

Throughout my SLP travels, I have come across some excellent activities for word and sentence recall, but have had a difficult time finding activities for number recall.  Hope this fills a gap for you as well!

You can find What's Your Number here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Egg Hunt Compare and Contrast

Egg hunt anyone?  I have several clients on my caseload who struggle with word relationships. Egg Hunt Compare and Contrast is designed to give your students multiple opportunities to think about those relationships.  

This unit includes the following:

List of all pairs included in activity
Questions to consider when comparing/contrasting
48 Compare/Contrast Pairs

An open-ended game board is also included for game play

Find Egg Hunt Compare and Contrast here

Sunday, March 17, 2013

SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop

  Welcome to the SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop!!


You will get the chance to win prizes and get freebies by touring 12 fantastic blogs. Here is the lineup:

12. SLP for Me – guest posting on Figuratively Speeching SLP

12 winners will receive a goodie basket of one Spring-themed activity from each participating blog owner/page owner in the blog hop.

Here is a sneak peek into the activity I created for the giveaway.  

A grand prize winner will receive the following in addition to the activities:
Codes for 3 
Hamaguchi Apps (see Figuratively Speeching SLP’s reviews)
A code for a 
Mobile Education Store App
4 songs from 
Music Therapy Tunes
Big Grips iPad 2 case

Now, on to a little bit about the freebie I created....

Prepositions are often a difficult concept to grasp without visuals or objects. This 9-page unit allows children to see and use a variety of pictures depicting one of ten different prepositions. It includes:
- 10 labeled picture cards for teaching preposition concepts (behind, beside, between, on, in, above, under, next to, in front of, below)
- 10 picture cards for assessing mastery of preposition concepts (behind, beside, between, on, in, above, under, next to, in front of, below)
- 10 preposition word cards
- 2 fill-in-the-blank sentence strips


Grab your copy of A Boy and a Box: Practice with Prepositions here.  You can also keep up with Straight Up Speech on my facebook page.

Be sure to look for a little green frog and his very special message in the download! If you previously downloaded, please download again to find the next clue! Just look for the little green frog!

The rules of the contest are simple: You must decode a secret message. In order to complete this task, you will need to visit each of the 12 blogs and download a freebie. The freebie will contain a word that is part of the code. When you enter through Giveaway Tools on Figuratively Speeching SLP's blog, you will be asked to type in the secret code. Have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us! The contest will run from March 17th to March 23rd.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Freebie Anyone??

So the sweet s-blends activity is still under construction!  Life for me has been so crazy lately! Guess that par for the course when you are a speech-language pathologist by day and a wife and mom/show choir mom by night (and weekends)!  In the meantime, here is a freebie for you!  A Boy and a Box:  Practice with Prepositions targets those lovely spatial concepts/prepositions that we all love so much!

I just couldn't resist these super cute graphics by Lita Lita!  This activity targets the following concepts:  behind, beside, between, on, in, above, under, next to, in front of, and below and is designed for both receptive and expressive language practice. 

Grab my freebie here:  
Hope you enjoy this activity and thank you so much for stopping by Straight Up Speech!