Must-Haves


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My favorite therapy game is Pop-Up Pirate.  It has 24 swords, which means up to 24 opportunities for data collection... or more if you require the child to produce his sound 5 times for each sword (or read 5 sight words, answer 5 comprehension questions, recall 5 details, etc.).  It's good for groups since there are 4 different sword colors.


Flippin' Frogs also allows for a LOT of data collection!  There are 24 frogs in 4 colors so it can also be used for groups.  After the child earns all of the frogs, we turn on the rotating tree and see how many of them stay on the tree when it flips up.

Another fun game that allows for several trials per turn is Honey Bee Tree.


An obvious must-have is a good laminator.  I like my Scotch Laminator more than the professional one at my clinic!  I buy 5mm laminating pouches rather than 3mm as they are thicker and more durable.


Real-life Angry Birds.  All of my kids love Angry Birds and with this real-life version, I make them earn each building block.  When we have built a tower (or more importantly when I have collected enough data) we use the slingshot to knock down the tower and pigs!


Everyone needs some Play-Doh, markerscrayons, twistable colored pencils (no more sharpening!), and bubbles!

I also love these 3/4" binding rings for keeping my printed flash cards together as a set!




11 comments:

  1. Great list of must-haves! We must think alike as I have all of these too!
    Leanne

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  2. Great list!! Have you heard of a product called Copy? It's similar to Dropbox, but for EACH referral, you get 5 GB FREE!!!! I know I can't live without my free GB referrals!

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    1. Haven't heard of it but I will check it out right now!!! That's quite a bit of free space!

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  3. I love your site! I am curious if you have any fresh/cute ideas for sequencing 3-5 pictures for to a story. Thank you.

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  4. Loving your silly sentences and so do my kids. Have you done anything with syntax, I have a hearing impaired child and I am always looking for eye catching activities - Sandi NC

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  5. Ms. Lane - I hope you get credit through Amazon if we purchase an item - I purchased the laminator and film and love it so much - now I can do what I need to do when I have the time to do it since I have it setup in my therapy room. NOW if I could just find a printer LOL (seems our school printer is always in the hospital) Happy Easter Sandi NC PS I am a FB friend too.

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  6. I just came across your site through pinterest. WOW!! thankyou!!! LOVE EVERYTHING!!!

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  7. Thanks for all this wonderful stuff!!!!!

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  8. Hi. Thanks for all the great materials. I had the /r/ and /th/ silly sentences but I lost them when my computer crashed. The link in your blog for them are no longer working. Can you please let me know how I can get copies? Thank you.

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    1. The links should be working now. Thanks for letting me know!

      http://slpmaterials.blogspot.com/2012/08/silly-sentences-articulation-game.html

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    2. Yes, they are working now. Thank you Lane. My students love the silly sentences!

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