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MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory for SLPs

Fereshteh Kunkel, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, San José, CA Fereshteh Kunkel earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico, with a double major in Communication Disorders and Spanish. During her undergraduate studies, she learned American Sign Language and spent a summer research internship at Gallaudet University. She received a master’s […]

How to Use Story Starters in Speech Therapy

Story starters serve as prompts to help students create a story. This activity is useful in therapy sessions with students who are working on narrative, syntax, or social skills. SLPs can take advantage of this strategy to work with bilingual students in a less biased way than traditional language therapy. Story starters will allow you […]

Pirates Arrrr All Around Us

Have you ever watched a child’s face light up when you talk about pirates? Simply mentioning a pirate to kids of all ages usually makes them get excited. Why not have a pirate party of sorts with kids during sessions to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Use the way pirates talk, […]

Fabulous Flowers in May

The month of May is often filled with flowers blooming all over the place. The winter weather is finally gone and all of the April showers have helped blossoms to brighten up the landscape. Use the gorgeous natural beauties to inspire things to do during sessions and therapy to work toward each child’s individual goals. […]

Hidden Signs of Spring

Using the outdoors is a wonderful way to change things up when the weather cooperates. Spring is the perfect time to take sessions and lessons outside to work with individuals and small groups. Look around your school at the environment to see where you could spend some time. Playgrounds, picnic tables, walking paths, and anything […]

Edible Winter Craft Fun

Baking with kids is a fun way to practice speech and language skills. especially when it’s close to the holidays! Of course, not everyone will have a kitchen that they are able to use with their classes. This means that edible winter crafts are the perfect workaround. These activities are great for small spaces and […]

Copycat Games and Creations

Being a “copycat” is fun for kids. It’s a great way to work on modeling speech and language and allows kids to practice being more independent. While working with these activities, students will be working on their individual goals. Students can also practice each activity at home with family and friends.

Flower Power Speech Activities

May is here, and all of the April showers have brought many beautiful flowers. Take time to appreciate the beauty of flowers and their power to engage kids. Mix up May flowers into speech and language sessions. Incorporate different goals and skills that need focus and add some colorful flowers for kids to take home […]