The Smalltown Speechie

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United States - Michigan - East Tawas
The Smalltown Speechie
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"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." -Rumi
 
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This introduction letter is short and sweet, providing key details for the beginning of the school year. I use neon folders to send homework home and I state this in the letter. I have taken out personal information and left blank underlined
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The Spanish version is here! This handout consists of tips for building language skills at home. I recommend sending it home once or twice a year, or when a child is struggling with communication and the parent and/or caregiver is asking for
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When working with children who are nonverbal, I've found Mr. Potato Head is one of my very first go-to's alongside bubbles, water play, and play dough. Sometimes verbal language is not something the child is able to do currently, therefore we begin
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This is a great routine to teach for children who are struggling with bathing and a great tool to send home to parents. Laminating and hanging this in the bathroom is beneficial as well. It is an activity that not only accomplishes teaching a
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This activity provides an outline for reading "Miss Nelson is Missing" in a small- or large-group activity. The outline is best used over a period of three different lessons anywhere from 20-25 minutes. In the packet you will find target
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This story retell activity includes an organizing tool created specifically for an entire story and has an additional worksheet that can be filled out for each chapter. The activity focuses on identifying the title of the story, chapter, author,
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Simple activity to print, cut, laminate and use for learning and assessing basic problem-solving skills. For instance, what do we do when we have dirty hands? Wash them! 16 cards total, or 8 matching pairs.
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This handout consists of tips for building language skills at home. I recommend sending it home once or twice a year, or when a child is struggling with communication and the parent and/or caregiver is asking for suggestions. These examples
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Recently I have been working with students who are reading chapter books, and realized I needed a visual organizer that accommodated for several chapters. This story retell activity includes an organizing tool created specifically for an entire
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This resource is good for using as simple visuals, sequencing or recalling tasks or as a visual schedule for establishing a handwashing routine. My advice would be to print on cardstock, use laminate or contact paper to protect. If using as a
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This visual organizer provides students with visuals for identifying characters, setting, and problem. It can be paired with my guided reading lesson plans. Questions? Please e-mail me at mstaubin.slp@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!
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This introduction letter is short and sweet, providing key details for the beginning of the school year for Spanish-speaking families. I use neon folders to send homework home and I state this in the letter. I have taken out personal information and
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Use this visual tool as a prompt for children who have difficulty working independently. It allows them a guide for looking for key words in the question, their notes/book, and then finally raising their hand if they still have not found the
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Can be used as a packet to give to parents/guardians OR separately at different times of the year. Building vocabulary and language is essential for a child's success in education. This activity provides parents with suggestions for building
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After working in the schools, especially schools where I was serving lower-income families, I would often have a difficult time getting parent input forms back. There were many times when sending a digital form seemed easier not only for the
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More Classroom Visuals!!! These pictures provide visuals for students including where in the classroom they should be seated/standing, the level of conversation acceptable, as well as stop and go cards that can be used back-to-back as a flip card
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There are NEVER too many jobs to dish out while working with children. They are ALWAYS looking to help in some fashion. This packet not only allows for another classroom position, but also gives those students in our classroom who may be interested
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Social stories have come in handy many times when working with children, especially when teaching them routines. This Social Story is all about the process of washing our hands. The story includes visuals as well as a worksheet for checking your
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This bundle includes two visual schedules for daily routines including hand washing and showering. They both give a step-by-step outline of how these routines typically go. It's also a great tool for using to discuss sequencing and following
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This chore chart with visuals is a great resource for parents who are looking to give some responsibilities away and develop work ethic in their children. Chores and responsibilities are a great way for kids to feel like they're helping out and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Working in the schools has always been a passion of mine. I have experience working with children ages PreK-12th and have worked with low-income children and families for over five years. I began college as an elementary education major with a focus in math education. During my second year of school, I found myself working for an after school program with low-income, "at-risk" middle school students. It was this experience that led me to what you may call a "tipping point," where I found myself hooked on learning, the classroom, and the challenges we face in our education system today. During my time with the after school program I worked in three different schools with three different populations. Since then I have gained experience working with special populations of children who have autism, Downs syndrome, Fragile X, ADD/ADHD, and a variety of other disabilities. I currently work in two urban schools where resources are limited and obstacles are abundant. Each of these adventures has shaped me into the professional I am today. I am looking forward to participating in the TPT community where my therapy "toolbox" can expand by receiving and sharing learning strategies from classrooms and therapy rooms around the globe.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a strong advocate for a collaborative classroom/workplace. I have personally experienced the greatest amount of growth when working with other professionals and find that students benefit most when they are surrounded by a team of professionals working together to help them succeed.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Grand Valley State University Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2014 "I am Grand Valley" Nominee 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Grand Valley State University- Speech-Language Pathology, M.A.; Allied Health Science, B.A.

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