Update 3/30/2020:Speech/Language IEPs will still be conducted via teleconference. If you have any questions regarding your student's IEP or therapy goals, please contact me. My e-mail is email@example.com. Thanks! I hope everyone is being safe and healthy during this confusing time. McKinley misses their mariners! --Miss HerbeWelcome to McKinley Speech/Language TherapyMy name is Miss Herbe and I am one of the speech/language pathologists at McKinley Elementary School. In Speech/Language Class we work on communciation skills that include; articulation (speech sounds), language, social skills, stuttering, and voice.Keep scrolling to learn more about what happens in speech/language therapy. Also check out the bottom of the page for links to home practice/games and also netflix recommendations!
Difficulty pronouncing speech sounds
Students need to practice these sounds (phonemes) in words and then phrases and then sentences and work
their way up to conversation. For students at the conversation level, you can work out a reminder system to let
them know if their speech sound was good or not. For example touch your glasses if the speech sound was good.
Disruptions in the smooth flow of speech (e.g., hesitations, repetitions)
Give these students plenty of time to talk. Model slow easy speech and give them advanced notice when they
will be called upon or work out a cueing system.
The social use of language (e.g. facial expressions, body language, manners)
The classroom and other social settings (e.g., lunchroom, gym, after school activities) are perfect places to
encourage skills such as appropriate eye gaze, greetings, conversations, body language, facial expressions,
turn taking, and personal space.
Systematic, rule-driven communication, including grammar and vocabulary
Receptive Language – understanding language (i.e., following directions, understanding word meanings, etc.)
Expressive Language – using language (i.e., giving directions, using correct grammar)
Language is all around us. You use it to communicate what you want for breakfast, the answers to the
Science quiz, and everything in between. You model great language skills when you teach. For students with language difficulties, try giving multiple examples, visual aids to support what you say, and directions broken down into smaller steps. Teachers and SLPs can also brainstorm ways to incorporate specific classroom lessons into speech therapy or specific speech goals into classroom work.
Links for Language Practice
Online interactive skills
A lot of great speech/language materials
Free Resources on Teacher Pay Teachers
- Natalie Snyders and Nicole Allison have lots of free materials
- Free material - search for “Outer Space-Themed Speech & Language Homework Calendar”
All areas of speech/language therapy google doc
Check this out for access to great resouces
Amazing Educational Resources
All areas of speech/language therapy
Speaking of Speech
All areas of language and articulation
Check out her site!
Videos for Pragmatic Language
Free Right now, only
Social Learning Videos
Download for a free trial
Practice Langauge at Home!
Basic Concepts Scavenger Hunt
Fun game to play to practice basic concepts
Highlights for Kids
Following directions and sequencing
Online Language Games
Practice Language by playing games!
Practice inferencing and vocabulary skills
Vooks is an online animated stories site with lesson plans available to read books and answer questions: Vooks is a great resource to use in the home with your children. Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks, trusted by teachers and enjoyed by millions of children around the world every week. It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading. You can sign up for Vooks and use the take-home resources to help keep your children reading 20 minutes a day during these extraordinary times.
Handouts for Parents with a child Who Stutters
Preschool Handouts, but could benefit school aged children as well.
Themed Parent Handouts
Handouts for parents to help with vocabulary and language practice at home
Links for Speech Sound Practice and Stuttering
The Stuttering Foundation
Has great resources
Downaload to practice speech sounds
Distance Learning Resource. Download on TPT
YouTube Speech Sounds
Please scroll down and watch videos to practice your sounds
At Home Practice
Practice at Home
Practice speech sounds
Free Articulation Worksheets
Minimal Pair practice
Practice speech sounds by using minimal pairs
Practice your speech sounds by playing games
Home Speech Home
practice your sounds!
123 Homeschool 4 Me
Over 200,000+ free homeschool printables on all school subjects for FREE
What It Is: This comprehensive program covers a wide variety of subjects for students aged 2-8 (Pre-K through second grade). It offers more than 850 self-guided lessons across 10 levels. A companion program focuses on teaching English as a second language for this age group.
- What They’re Offering: ABCmouse for Teachers and ABCmouse for Schools are always free for all schools and teachers in the U.S. In another country? Contact them here to see what they offer if you’re closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus.
What It Is: BrainPop offers in-depth learning on topics across the curriculum for upper elementary and middle school students. Each topic includes videos, quizzes, related reading, and even coding activities. Teachers have access to planning and tracking resources too. They also offer BrainPop Jr., specially designed for younger kids.
- What They’re Offering: All schools get free access to their COVID-19/coronavirus online learning resources for talking to students about the topic. Any school closed due to the outbreak can receive free unlimited use of BrainPOP during their closure. Contact them here.
What It Is: These online learning resources for younger students are easily differentiated for students of different ability levels.
- What They’re Offering: Adaptive math and ELA courses are always available for free for teachers and students. Sign up here.
What It Is: ReadingIQ is a comprehensive digital library offering books, magazines, comics, and more for kids from ages 2-12. It’s a smart replacement for library time right now and makes it possible for teachers to monitor what and how much their students are reading.
- What They’re Offering: Age of Learning is offering ReadingIQ free to schools closed due to the outbreak
What It Is: Missing storytime already? Vooks is a kid-safe online streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.
What They’re Offering: Vooks is offering a free one-year membership to all teachers
What It Is: Scholastic created the Scholastic Learn at Home website to provide students with approximately 20 days worth of learning journeys that span various content areas. Students get approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects based on articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more.
- What They’re Offering: This service is free and limits printing materials for those who don’t have adequate access. Learn more here.
Google Doc with Reading Resources for Kids
Access the Google Doc
Free Reading Websites for Kids
Blog with reading websites for kids
30 Great Educational Netflix Shows for K-5
What are the best educational Netflix shows? We’ve gathered the top 30! Whether you’re showcasing these to students or using them as part of a distance learning curriculum, these are the best options currently streaming.
Best educational Netflix shows for Elementary School
The Magic School Bus
When a science concept just isn’t clicking for your students … Ms. Frizzle to the rescue! Stream episodes on the human body, gardening, weather, and more.
If you teach about the ocean, chances are there’s an Octonauts episode related to your unit.
This science-based show answers all sorts of questions kids tend to ask.
Ask the Storybots
The only thing more curious than the bots are kids. Celebrity appearances and a music video at the end of each episode only add to the fun.
The Who Was? Show
Based on the popular book series, this live-action sketch-comedy show brings important historical figures, like King Tut, Marie Antoinette, and Pablo Picasso, to life in an entertaining and hilarious way.
Top scientists examine fossils found in Canada while looking for an elusive, new species!
If I Were an Animal
Observe different animals as they age from babies to adults.
Disney Nature: Oceans
This documentary explores the ocean depths and the creatures who live within.
Have students compare the film version to the classic novel of the same name.
Growing Up Wild
Five baby animals in different parts of the world grow up learning to survive the wild.
This compelling documentary showcases some of the world’s biggest engineering achievements.