Address: 106 North Magnolia, Crescent, OK 73028 | Phone: 405-969-2227 | Fax: 405-969-2003
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Welcome to my Speech Therapy Page!
 
We are all trying to navigate this virtual world of learning.  I have GOOD NEWS! I am a head of the game with my speech therapy visits this year! I have already seen most of my kiddos the number of visits listed on their IEPs. I will be in touch with the kids who I lack a few visits with to schedule meetings.  I have sent out emails with links and resources for speech therapy activities. To set up a meeting with me, simply email me at [email protected] ok.com and we can work out a good time for us both.  
 
I will be creating a Facebook page that will have a lot of good links and videos for your kids related to speech and language.  I will update that information here once it is set up.  Anyone will have access to the Facebook page  so there will be no violation of FERPA.
 
I also have a few IEP meetings that will be due in the next few months. I will be in contact with you to set up a virtual IEP meeting. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]
 
Monica Williams, MS CCC-SLP 

I went to....

A sneaky way to work on speech and language!

I Went To...
Recite a long list of items and then add one, alphabetically, for the next player to remember.

"I went to the zoo and I saw an anteater, a bear, a crocodile, a deer, an elephant and ... a ferret!"

To focus on vocabulary, do the reciting yourself and just have your child add a word each time.
To focus on memory, have the child recite the long string of items while you provide the next selection.
To focus on phonics, have the destination and every one of the items endlessly added all start with the same sound: "I went to Kansas and I brought candy, Christmas cards, kittens, catalogs ..."
To focus on articulation, pick a sound to target and then make the destination and every one of the items endlessly added all start with that sound: "I went to the supermarket, and I bought soda, celery, sandwiches, steak, strawberries ..."
To focus on alphabet, change the destination each round and come up with a place and three items that start with the same letter; next player has to come up with the same for the next letter: "I went to Alaska and brought an ax, an atlas, and an anteater." "I went to Boston and I brought books, bottles, and band-aids." "I went to Cancun and I brought carrots, cupcakes, and cola."

Paper Ball Basketball
 Write each practice word on a piece of paper. Then crumple each piece into a ball. Have your child choose a ball, open it up, read it aloud practicing their target sound, crumple it up, and shoot it into a trash can or sack. Have fun and don't forget to keep score.
Flashlight Hide and Seek 
My kids LOVE playing hide and seek with flashlights in the house. Tape your practice words around the house then turn off the lights. Hand your child a flashlight and then go find the words. Have them say each word as they find them.
Snuggle Time with Books
Choose a book that is interesting to your kids and help them find pictures or words that start with the sounds they are working on. You may have them just listen as you say the words clearly for them to hear, or you may have them try saying the words as well. 

GAME of BOO!

Materials needed:

  • copies of articulation cards (could use vocabulary cards, descriptive/what is silly pictures, phrases, sentences, questions...). Prepare 20-25 cards.
  • 3-5 cards that say "Boo"—must be the same size and be made from the same material as the other cards

To play the game:

Place the cards in a plastic Halloween jack-o-lantern or bag.
Participants take turns choosing a card from the container without looking into the bucket. Depending on the student’s goal, you can have them say the sound, the word, a phrase, a sentence with the word they picked, describe the picture, answer the question, use a voice or fluency modification technique, tell why the sentence is absurd, act out the 2-step direction using the embedded concept words, etc.
Anyone who gets a "Boo" card has to throw all of his/her cards back into the container and start collecting cards again on his next turn.
Player who gets 5 cards first is the winner.

Frozen Bubbles

If your kids like bubbles this adds an exciting twist!  Bubbles are not  just for summer time.  You can use regular bubble solution and bubble  wands to blow bubbles outside on a cold day.  The cold weather will turn  everyday bubbles into icy spheres!  This is a great activity for  children who need to practice oral motor skills and work on lip  rounding.  Have your child try to round their lips while blowing  bubbles.  You can work on bilabial sounds /b/, /p/ and /m/ by having  your child say these words during bubble play “up”, “more”, “pop”,  “bubble” and “me”.   You can also work on turn taking as well as the  concepts high and low (blow the bubbles up high, blow them down low) and  many, few, some and just one.  Enjoy!

Word Lists

If your kiddo has articulation goals for speech sounds they do not have mastered, here is a website with word lists.  Always start with the sound at the beginning of the word first!


Mad Libs for Articulation

Mad Libs are a fun way to target speech sounds.  Help your child fill out the form and have them some up with words that include their target sound!

Halloween Concepts

Ball Toss


Need to get out of the house? Try tossing a ball back and forth. Every time you toss it name a word with your child's target sound (for R words - rain, roof, run, racket) or name items in a category (animals - dog, cat, horse, pig).  It's a fun way to practice sounds and vocabulary while moving around!
For each craft, you will need:
1 fat pink heart
1 medium-sized pink heart
1 skinny red heart
1 tiny red heart
6 small scales (half circles)
Write words on the scales while they are assembling their fish using their target sounds. 
Assemble your adorable fish and draw on the eyes. 
Soon, you will have an entire school of Valentine!

Valentines Day Fun Facts

*handwriting and processing activity* (to complete this with younger kids, give them a few choices of words)
Have your child number their paper 1-10 and give a response for each. 
1. Color
2. Plural noun
3. Part of the body
4. Plural noun
5. Year
6. Number 
7. Animal
8. Animals 
9. Plural noun 
10. Food 
Fill in the blanks with their answers for a funny Valentine’s Day facts mad lib. 
Make sure they write between the lines, small letters small, tall letters tall, and holding their pencil with the correct grasp. 

Water marbles

We couldn't resist passing this fun activity on to you - the children will love it! In wintry temperatures, fill balloons with water and food coloring. When the water has frozen, remove the balloon and you have giant marbles! (from homesteadsurvival.com)
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