This speech and language therapy program can be used for ALL speech/language kids within your caseload for the ENTIRE summer. It provides you with a structured program to send home with all of your speech and language kids to work on and review their goals during the summer months. The program follows the same format for every child, but is easily customizable to each individual child based on their specific needs/goals.
This program provides you with 10 different summer themed "color by number" pictures - one picture a week for the entire summer. Basically you will send home the 10 pictures with each child with customized targets written in based on the individual child's goals. This is a fun way to provide opportunities for your students to work on their therapy goals during the summer in order to help retain the skills they developed during the school year. During the summer your students will be able to practice one target a day using one color a day. Each target has anywhere between 200-250 productions, so by the end of each week the child will have practiced between 1400-1750 repetitions.
The child will verbally practice the target each time they color in the square. I usually just have the child “dot” the square with a marker (rather than color the whole square perfectly) – so that the productions can be made as fast as possible. And then they can go back later and make the coloring perfect if they want to. By the end of the week the child will have uncovered a hidden picture.
When choosing individual targets for each student, make sure to choose targets that are at each student’s level of success (you don’t want them practicing things wrong at home). So, you can choose to have them work on sounds in isolation, syllables, words, phrases, or sentences for your articulation kids. And for your language kids you can target specific vocabulary words, irregular plurals, past tense verbs, different sentence structures, question sentences, – basically whatever the child needs to work on – the possibilities are endless.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy it.
Alissa Holloway MS-CCC, SLP
Summer Speech and Language Therapy Program