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Birthday Giveaway Day Eighteen: Grocery Theractivity

It’s DAY 18 of my Birthday Month Giveaways and I am raffling off a giveaway by Speech2U, which is a Grocery Theractivity.  This is an awesome 48 page packet which contains 72 different food pictures and 9 different activities. It can be used with ages ranging from preschoolers through middle school and is great for goals targeting life skills.

Packet Activities:

  • Dramatic play centers
  • Inferencing
  • Categorization
  • What does not belong
  • Healthy Eating

Additional Contents:

  • Healthy Eating resource list
  • Food Plate teaching Sheets
  • Food plate mat
  • Illustrated food pictures in 2 different sizes
  • Grocery lists for Categorization and Inferencing
  • Signs for Dramatic Play Centers

You can find this product in  Speech2U TPT store by clicking HERE or you can enter my giveaway for a chance to win.
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Being Functional is APP-ealing!

apfun sampleIf you’ve been following my blog for a while ,then you know that I place a lot of emphasis on function. This is reflected in the assessments I select and the materials I choose. I want them to be practical, multifaceted, and useful for a wide variety of clients.  My caseload at the hospital and in private practice is pretty varied with diagnoses ranging from über verbal high functioning Asperger’s to non-verbal autistic clients.

It is for the latter clients that I am always in search of more materials, since it is much easier to find/adapt materials for the high functioning verbal students then for the low-functioning non-verbal ones. Especially because you want to make sure that whichever materials you select are not just educational and functional but also fun and easy to interact with.  That is why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review Teach Speech 365 APP-ealing Functional Communication Packet. Continue reading Being Functional is APP-ealing!

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Language therapy for children with severe cognitive impairments: Focus on Function!

Print, laminate and cut out all cards.  There are seven categories for sorting food pictures: DairyGrainsMeatsFruits VegetablesSweetsDrinks...Lately I’ve had a number of children on my caseload with marked cognitive limitations. While I always attempt to integrate curriculum concepts into their therapy sessions, I also focus extensively on doing functional activities with them. These are tasks that pertain to daily living such as ordering food in a restaurant, shopping in supermarket, performing household activities, or looking up information.  This is why I was very happy to come across Figuratively Speeching SLP’s activity: Bundled Supermarket Activities. Continue reading Language therapy for children with severe cognitive impairments: Focus on Function!