Pat Mervine

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By Pat Mervine
The biggest challenge in vocalic /r/ therapy is establishing position and tension. I developed this packet of materials to provide a visual of tongue position for the students to match, and also to provide a succession of syllable-based exercises
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Homework
$2.00
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By Pat Mervine
Children, and sometimes even adults, are uncomfortable and unsure about how to interact with a person who has disabilities. This was the case in the children's book, "How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)." When Katie, a girl who
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By Pat Mervine
"How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)" is now available as an e-book for iPad and Kindle. This beautifully illustrated story celebrates that which makes us all unique, but also highlights how sometimes a little help is needed to show us
Subjects:
Special Education, Character Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks
$4.00
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By Pat Mervine
Sound Hunt Stickers serve several important purposes: •Students have to find words in up to 48 categories that contain specified speech sounds, building awareness and vocabulary, •Students practice their articulation with words that are relevant to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homework
$3.00
22
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By Pat Mervine
Have you ever noticed how many popular candies have /r/ or /s/ or /l/ or /k/ in their names? Not to mention all the other target sounds your students are working on. Here’s a way you can use candy in therapy that won’t contribute to cavities or
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
16
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By Pat Mervine
Data collection form for carryover of articulation skills. For use in speech/language therapy, good for self-monitoring. Can be used with or without a hand-held tally counter (hint: kids love using the tally counter!!). Available from
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
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By Pat Mervine
This Reader's Theater version of "How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)" has 13 speaking parts. This is the story of how students learn to be friends with Katie, a new girl in school who has significant disabilities, and how Katie learns
Subjects:
Reading, Character Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Pat Mervine
There are 50 - yes, FIFTY! - Phrase Builders in this zip file, with target words and sounds that can be used with your speech/language students all throughout the school year. Use these Phrase Builders for brainstorming, building noun and adjective
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (1.37 MB)
By Pat Mervine
A communication board for SLPs when stress leaves you absolutely speechless! Created by Pat Mervine, Speaking of Speech.com Thank you for your purchase! Sales of my products help to keep SpeakingofSpeech.com online and free for all to use. Your
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters
$2.00
6
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By Pat Mervine
Students will add a word or two before or after the word HALLOWEEN to create phrases. This activity builds vocabulary of adjectives and nouns. This activity also provides articulation practice of target speech sounds at the phrase level. Students
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Halloween, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
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By Pat Mervine
A graphic organizer to help students identify the relationship between pairs of words -- a critical skill in solving analogies. You present any pair of words, in pictures, in writing, or verbally. The student will use the graphic to figure out how
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
A visual support to help students read carefully and deliberately for meaning. Text and graphics help a student to use reading comprehension strategies throughout the reading activity. Strategies include: using the title and illustrations to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Articulation and vocabulary practice for Christmas. Students use the carrier phrase, "Get the ___ and hang it on the Christmas tree." This activity can be used in speech therapy and for homework, and provides practice with most speech sounds,
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Articulation practice for one of the most commonly mispronounced words: dog! Lots of pictures are presented to create two word phrases to work on initial /d/ and final /g/.
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other
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By Pat Mervine
Colorful flashcards of fall vocabulary, all containing the /r/ sound. Use the cards for articulation at the word or sentence level. Use for building thematic vocabuary. Print two sets to use for Go Fish or Memory.
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Pairs of symbols related to Christmas and Hanukkah that can be used to describe, compare, and contrast. Good for higher level thinking and vocabulary building.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Use comic strips to support growth in language and social/pragmatic skills. There are many student-friendly tools you can use, both web-based and as apps. This list of resources is from a workshop I gave on this topic. I hope you find it helpful!
Subjects:
Special Education, Problem Solving, Speech Therapy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Many people use Boardmaker for creating visual supports. While still a robust and useful tool, there are now other symbol sets and generating platforms on the web and as apps that are worth a look. This list is a handout from a workshop I give on
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
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By Pat Mervine
Students will practice /k/ sounds while talking about pumpkins, jack o'lanterns and black cats -- describing, naming parts, and answering questions.
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
3
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By Pat Mervine
Students practice /k/ articulation in structured 4 word sentences about pumpkins, jack o'lanterns, and black cats.
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Speech/Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Consultant with 25 years' experience in working with students who have mild to profound disabilities. Creator of the popular website, www.speakingofspeech.com, and www.patmervine.com. Thank you for supporting the site through your purchase! And thank you for supporting TPT -- a great resource for all!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Motivating, functional, and drill, drill, drill! I firmly believe in setting high expectations, and the students never disappoint!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Annie Sullivan Award -- BCIU #22; Wayne Carr Award - BCIU #22; DeCarlo Award -- PSHA; Teacher of the Year -- NJ Assistive Technology Center; Busy Educators Award; SLP Site of the Month; Woman's Touch Award for Website Design; Top 100 SLP Websites Award; ACE awards from ASHA

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS and MA in Speech/Language Pathology from Trenton State College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the author of "How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)," "The Mouth With a Mind of Its Own," and "There Was a Speech Teacher Who Swallowed Some Dice," all delightfully illustrated children's books to acquaint students, teachers, and parents about various aspects of speech/language pathology. Available from PatMervine.com.

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