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Monday
Aug122013

Letter of the Week: X

So… ‘X’. Finding a theme that fits nicely with the letter ‘x’ is… well, it’s tricky! I found a super cute craft turning an ‘x’ into a pirate. And pirates have the whole “x marks the spot” thing (not to mention those cross bones that look like an ‘x’). And who doesn’t like pirate play?

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Monday
Aug052013

Letter of the Week: B

‘B’ is a consonant. /b/ is one of the first developing speech sounds. From a speech perspective, ‘b’ is a lip popper. The lips are doing the work to make this sound. The lips are closed and then pop open as we force a burst of air out. ‘B’ is a noisy sound (we turn on our voice – vocal cords vibrate – to make this sound).

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Saturday
Aug032013

The Alphabet

Through the letter of the week project, we are highlighting one letter a week. However, we make stronger brain connections when there is a context and through meaningful activities and interactions. Learning through experience and exploration leads to better understanding and retention.

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Wednesday
Jul312013

Letter of the Week: O

We can’t have words without vowels, so why not start with one? Vowel letters have more than one sound. For the sake of our letter of the week project, we will be talking about each of the 5 vowel letters having two sounds (short and long).

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Wednesday
Jul312013

Contemplating Themes

Many kids with speech/language issues (as well as those with developmental delays) are at risk for reading difficulties. Beyond academic success, reading is a life skill with a far reaching impact. I am currently working with several kiddos who fall in this “at risk” category. I have been reading posts by other SLPs about how they incorporate themes into therapy. As I was thinking about getting more serious with my use of themes, it hit me: I could also incorporate a ‘letter of the week’.

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