Tamara Anderson

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By Tamara Anderson
This is a rubric that measures students' abilities to orally retell key story elements using a one to five point rating scale in the areas of: characters, setting, problem or rising action/climax, solution or falling action/conclusion. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
62
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By Tamara Anderson
Speech-language pathologists and educators know how important effective listening comprehension is for school and life success. Many children who have difficulty learning academic concepts and underlying language concepts struggle with listening
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$7.00
25
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By Tamara Anderson
PRODUCT UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015Children need to learn how to answer “wh” questions. Listening comprehension and verbal communication are critical skills for all children. Children at risk for speech-language disorders or learning disabilities often
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$6.00
74
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By Tamara Anderson
Children and adolescents with language disorders have difficulty with critical thinking skills that are essential to make effective decisions. They do not have the linguistic skills that are required for analytical thinking or expressive language
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$10.00
13
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By Tamara Anderson
Many children and adolescents with communication, language, and learning disorders struggle with listening comprehension and memory. This bundle is a discounted price. This is an essential bundle of my Listening Comprehension Progress Monitoring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$12.00
$10.00
10
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By Tamara Anderson
It's important to teach essential speech-language skills, but you also need efficient ways to elicit responses and record data! This progress monitoring tool is comprised of several criterion referenced tests that will make data collection easier
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$12.00
49
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By Tamara Anderson
Children who have difficulty with short-term auditory memory tasks most likely do not accurately hear or understand oral information despite having normal hearing (Heine 2003). These children may also have difficulty with listening comprehension
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$5.00
13
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a progress monitoring tool to be used by speech-language pathologists to informally assess children’s speech fluency and intelligibility. I made this product so that SLPs can easily collect data during a speech sample by recording the
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$4.00
21
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By Tamara Anderson
2020 RECOMMENDATION: Print the data recording pages. Then you can easily take data using this tool during telepractice or online speech speech services. Use the Level 3 pages and share the screen. Have the child point to the correct picture (if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
36
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By Tamara Anderson
Phonological awareness is an overall term that refers to the phonological or sound system that comprises oral language. It is critical for reading success and when a child’s awareness of the phonological structure is evaluated, the results can help
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$8.00
$6.00
6
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a MUST HAVE progress monitoring bundle that includes 7 products that I frequently use with kids who have speech-language disorders and/or identified concerns in the RTI process.These informal assessment tools are quick and easy to administer
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment
$44.00
$34.00
6
Bundle
By Tamara Anderson
This is an essential product that was created to improve the ease of data collection for SLPs working with children in Pre-K through 2nd grade. You may use it with older students too in a life skills class. Speech-Language Therapy Informal
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$10.00
$8.00
10
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a complimentary WH questions worksheet that accompanies the fiction book, Sneezy the Snowman. This is ideal for use as a quick comprehension check and it provides a field of 4 answer choices. There are 7 WH questions and 3 How questions.Make
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Winter, Special Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a comprehensive categorization bundle that includes activities that are perfect for differentiated instruction in speech-language therapy sessions, literacy centers, or language arts lessons. The activities are suited for students in Grades
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Minilessons
$18.00
$15.00
8
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a speech-language activities pack geared towards improving the language comprehension, vocabulary, and speech articulation skills of children in 2nd -5 th grade. This resource includes 5 extension activities to complete after an SLP read
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Winter, Special Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.00
8
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By Tamara Anderson
*Product Update February 2016* This is a semantic processing resource from BSL Speech & Language that is a great tool to quickly check a child's expressive vocabulary skills in the area of categories. Thanks for the 746 downloads between August
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
15
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a language processing bundle of activities that should be used by a speech language pathologist to teach children about labeling nouns, verbs, associations, categorization, similarities/differences, multiple meanings, and describing nouns.
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$14.00
$10.00
1
Bundle
By Tamara Anderson
This is a quick informal assessment data check packet to assess children's understanding of 40 yes & no questions. There are 4 data check forms that contain 10 basic comprehension questions each related to: 1) self/basic knowledge 2) community
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
15
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a complimentary WH questions worksheet that accompanies the fiction book, Snowmen at Night. This is ideal for use as a quick comprehension check and it provides a field of 4 answer choices.There are 8 WH questions and 2 How questions. Make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
11
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By Tamara Anderson
This is a complimentary resource for 2015 Better Hearing & Speech Month that is ideal for use by speech language pathologists or general education teachers. This progress monitoring tool can be used by the SLP or teacher to record students’
Subjects:
Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Printables
FREE
17
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a school based and private practice pediatric speech-language pathologist with 18 years experience. I have experience providing speech-language services for children in elementary school, middle school, early intervention, private clinic, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. I currently work at an elementary school and private practice in the metro-Atlanta area serving students with articulation, phonological, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language, fluency disorders, and reading disorders. Many of my students are children with specific learning disabilities, autism, and intellectual disabilities from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. I blog about best practices in speech-language therapy/education and effective instructional resources at BuildingSuccessfulLives . I also provide consultative services for SLPs and teachers who desire solutions to enhance their ability to assess and provide instruction to improve the communication, language, and literacy skills of their students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to instill a love for learning while building effective communication, language, literacy, and social skills in my students. I believe that it's critical to show kids that you care about them because that is a foundation for their success. I also believe that speech-language therapy activities should be engaging, functional, differentiated, and educationally relevant. I teach my students multi-sensory, language, and memory strategies to help them learn and be successful beyond the speech language therapy room. I use lots of visual supports, theme based, and evidence based practice in my therapy sessions. The majority of my products relate to the language underpinnings of the E/LA Common Core State Standards and critical language development skills. They include language, literacy, curriculum, and some play/routines based informal assessments and interventions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellow 2003-2004; Medical Alumni Loyalty Scholar 2003; ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program Participant 2003; NSSLHA Vice President in graduate school; Treasurer as an undergrad; Literacy Leadership Team

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- B.A. Communication Studies- Speech & Hearing Science 2002; UNC Chapel Hill M.S.- Speech & Hearing Science 2004; Georgia State University- Reading Endorsement 2011; Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Curriculum & Instruction- 2013

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Tamara Anderson is a multicultural and multilingual speech-language pathologist of school aged children who lives in Snellville, GA. She started Building Successful Lives Speech & Language Services to build successful lives of children with special needs. How? She focuses on building the communication, language, & literacy skills of kids from diverse backgrounds. Why? They will experience success beyond the therapy room. Teachers can use the language & literacy products in the classroom to develop growth of kids' skills. Stay connected online for updates on products and best practices in speech-language therapy and education so that you can also continue building successful lives of children. Website and Newsletter community: BuildingSuccessfulLives Join my Facebook community: BuildingSuccessfulLivesFacebook Follow my Pinterest boards for resource tips and inspiration: PinterestCommunity

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