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Do you work in Early Intervention? Preschool?
With children who have complex communication needs?
I needed resources I could leave with families, not just talk to them about. So I made them.
Are you looking for:
Evidence-based therapy ideas for a natural setting
Handouts in parent-friendly language
Printable play materials to leave with families for carryover
Ideas for using everyday items in therapy
Improving support in daily routines
Rubrics for tracking progress
Full color, low color and black and white options
These Activity Packets are an expansion of the ideas on my (free) monthly calendars for families (www.speechandlanguageathome.com).
This popular product has gotten an upgrade. Here’s what’s new:
Bundle now includes Home Education Plan handouts
Open-Ended Games (big games, mini games, color me games boards)
AAC updated with easy to flip tabs
Additional pages in Visuals for Daily Routines and Schedules.
25 Speech and Language Strategies for (26 pages, 1 overview + 25 half sheets)
Self Talk, Parallel Talk, Repetition, Increase Opportunities, Simplify, Add 1 Word, Model, Imitation, Visuals, Sign Language, 1 at a Time, Give 2 Choices, Sabotage, Out of Reach, Be Forgetful, Be Silly, Follow Their Lead, That's New!, Verbal Routines, Sing, Wait, Make Comments, Open-Ended Questions, Pacing Boards, Say it Back
36 Everyday Items for developing language at home (12 pages)
mirror, photo album, foam brushes, paper tube, plastic bowl, old electronics, straws, bubble wrap, flashlight, junk mail, paper plates, tape, banana, yogurt, carrot, avocado, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, corn, apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, spaghetti, rocks, snow, feather, wind, flowers, grass, water, shells, sand, leaves, sticks, pinecones
40 Early Signs:
Pictures to support carryover of signs at home (19 pages)
hi, bye, more, done, please, thank you, sorry, apple, ball, book, bubbles, cat, cookie, cow, dog, fish, juice, milk, water, eat, go, help, hurt, jump, open, play, run, stop, walk, in, on, up, down, hot, big, mom, dad, me, you, baby
(not sold separately, see 50 First Words for more sign language handouts)
Early Play Handouts for Speech and Language:
-12 Classic Toy activity ideas (6 pages of half sheets)
dress-up, play figures, blankets, ball, vehicles, dolls/puppets, balloons, bubbles, blocks, play dough, play food and kitchen, box or basket
-12 DIY Toy ideas (6 pages of half sheets)
book, construction set, instruments, ball drop toy, play mat, container play, straw rocket, sensory blocks, no-bake play dough, edible paint, stacking cups
- 12 Early Game ideas (6 pages of half sheets)
tickle, I'm gonna get ya, where's bear, wave bye-bye, blow kisses, wanna dance?, so big, look! high five, peek-a-boo, yay! night night
-12 Movement Game ideas (6 pages of half sheets)
jump over a rope, obstacle course, hide and seek, what's missing, hokey pokey, duck duck goose, parachute, follow the leader, ring around the Rosie, scavenger hunt, walking walking, relay race
Early Song Visuals and Rubrics:
- 12 Song Rubric for early songs (6 pages of half sheets)
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Pat-A-Cake, 5 Little Monkeys, Open Shut Them, I'm a Little Teapot, Row Row Row Your Boat, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, The Wheels on the Bus, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, If You're Happy and You Know it, Happy Birthday
- Visual pages for the songs listed above (12 color/12 black and white)
Life Skills for Early Communicators:
-12 Self Care skills rubrics (6 pages of half sheets)
put on clothes, brush teeth, dry off with a towel, wash face, wear safety helmet, use toilet, water safe, wash hands, put on socks and shoes, brush hair, puts on jacket, ready for bed
- 12 Little Helper skills rubrics (6 pages of half sheets)
make the bed, feed pet, wipe table, trash/recycling, laundry, clean windows, water plants, wash dishes, put away shoes, sweep floor, set/clears table, cleans up toys
-12 Recipes for early kitchen skills (12 pages)
fruit and dip, oatmeal, veggies and dip, scrambled eggs, quesadilla, smoothie, grilled cheese sandwich, cinnamon popcorn, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, trail mix, French toast, cheese and crackers
- Badges for learning early life skill
Visuals for Daily Routines and Schedules:
- Morning Routines (boy and girl): school schedule, classroom, class helpers, visual directions, evening routines (boy and girl), toy storage labels (21 pages color/21 pages black and white)
- School Schedule: circle time, recess, lunch, writing, computers, library, math, science, social studies, music, art, PE
-Classroom: look, listen, be quiet, sit, read, work together, think, raise your hand, share, line up, walk, wash hands
-Class Helpers: door helper, light helper, line leader, hand sanitizer, calendar helper, board cleaner, snack helper, lunch helper, messenger, table cleaner, plant waterer, pet feeder
-Visual Directions: circle, cross out, underline, check, color, fold, cut, tape, glue, highlight, draw, write, write your name, trace, write, spell, ABC order, 123 order, stack, sort, match, count, measure, clean up
-Evening Routines (boy & girl): put backpack away, have a snack, have fun, do homework, eat dinner, go to the bathroom, wash hands, take a bath, put on pajamas, brush teeth, read, go to sleep
- Pacing boards
- Toy labels
Let's Play Printables
paper dolls, emotion dolls for paper tubes, scavenger hunts, play scenes and mat, morning and evening daily routine visuals, toy storage labels, simple puzzles, play dough mats, pretend play menus,
AAC Communication book and boards
-Communication book with low color or full colored core board
-Fringe vocabulary: prepositions, pronouns, descriptions, questions, clothes, accessories, emotions, jobs, places, weather, nature, actions, school actions, interests, tools, body parts, health, animals, home, food, toys
Home Plans for Speech Therapy Early Intervention
Pre-Verbal: Joint attention, Participation and increase attention, Taking turns, Gestures, Pointing, Shaking head or saying “No”, Early sign language
Understanding (receptive language): Understanding the word “No”, Responding to their name, Following 1-step directions in daily routines, Finding familiar objects, Pointing to body parts, Following 2-step related directions in daily routines, Following unrelated 2 step directions, Responding to simple questions, Answering yes/no questions, Understands basic concepts, Identifying parts of objects
Speaking (expressive language): Making sounds and babbling, Imitating sounds and noises, Imitating words, Saying words on their own, Naming things, Asking “What’s that?”, Asking for help, Saying social words, Saying location words, Saying pronouns, Saying action words, Saying describing words, Using plurals, Using 2-3 word phrases, Talking in 3-5 word sentences
Mini Games (1" x 2") include:
The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Scuba Diver, Ice Cream Cone, Raking Leaves, Pirate's Treasure, Build a Snowman, To the Moon.
Big Games (8.5" x 11") include:
Ice Cream Sundae, Decorate Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, Make a Snowman, Collect the Eggs.
Color Me Game Boards (8.5" x 11") include:
truck, dinosaur, pony, pirate, snowman, girl with hearts, boy with heart, leprechaun, boy and girl with shamrocks, boy and girl with Easter baskets, boy in puddle, kids gardening, girl with flowers, boy with ice cream, girl in pool, kids in tent, kids looking at bugs, ocean creatures, farmer, girl with apples, scarecrow, kids in costumes, kids playing dreidel, Christmas tree, Santa Claus, reindeer and sleigh.