With a last name like O’Brien, you can imagine that St. Patrick’s Day is an important day in my world! I’m happy to release my St. Patrick’s Day language activity packet! You can find it at my TpT store. It is 23 pages containing 5 different St. Paddy’s Day activities–enough to fill your lesson plans for the next few weeks!… Read More
Wow! The big event–the sale of the season begins tomorrow! I haven’t been this excited since Macy’s last shoe sale! I have just stepped into the TpT arena and am enjoying the experience. I love seeing what other SLPs are producing, and I am floored! This experience has reinforced my decision to become an SLP — we are providing invaluable… Read More
Every once in a while I like to immerse myself in one of the wonderful books published by prominent researchers in our field. The information fuels my imagination, and strengthens the connection between my clinical methods and efficacy. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Contextualized Language Intervention by Teresa Ukrainetz. This book is a compilation of clinical topics… Read More
Every year my friend Sharon throws a terrific Mardi Gras party! Sharon is one of those people who should be a professional party planner—everyone has a great time at this yearly event! As the annual party approaches (and my anticipation grows), it got me to thinking about the “art of throwing a successful party”. Get-togethers with friends is something most… Read More
I love Leah Kuyper’s Zones of Regulation curriculum. If you are unfamiliar with this approach, it is a way of categorizing emotions into four “zones”. The lessons developed by Ms. Kuypers include sensory integration and regulation as well as emotional awareness and executive functioning. Recently, while working with a group of 8-year-olds, one of the children described being in the… Read More
Wow! Can you believe Valentine’s Day is next week? I made this activity to target figurative language: Love Idioms: There are 21 idioms with contrasting concrete and figurative representations. Use these cards to play memory, go fish or just as a face up matching activity to work on idiom meanings. Review the activity here and Happy Valentine’s Day!