Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Apraxia On The Go

Hello! Wow, can you believe that it's almost time to go back to school?! Eeeek! I have professional development the first week of August and still need to get my room organized. You can imagine how fast my to-do list is growing. Luckily, I have managed to wrap up my Articulation Game Boards series this summer and I'm sooo close to finishing up my A Dab of Speech and Language series, so I thought it would be a great time to reveal my newest series - Apraxia On The Go
I received a few requests to make some materials for apraxia and I was more than happy to oblige! I'm in dire need of apraxia materials myself, so these Apraxia On The Go packets were the first thing I created this summer! I'm super excited about these materials. They're fun, engaging, interactive.. and if you're familiar with my materials then this is also no surprise - they're NO PREP! Okay, well.. you will need crayons, glue, scissors, paper clips, and paint! 

Each month, the packets will include six activities for eight different syllable patterns: CV, VC, CVC, CVCV, CVCVC, CVCVCV, CCVC, and CVCC. 

Here's a peek into the August packet! 
Each month, you will receive at least one brand new activity that is exclusive to that month. Many of the other activities will stay the same, but the theme will change to accommodate the new month. August's exclusive activities are dice drills! In fact, I fell in love with these pages so I'm currently knee deep in an entire packet of dice drills for articulation. I hope to have those finished before August. We will see!
Also, how cute are these foam dice? I snagged them in June from the Target dollar spot! My boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy when he saw that I bought them. haha.. Doesn't he know, if an SLP sees jumbo foam dice, she/he must buy them!
Each month, I also want to incorporate paint in some way! I want to add novelty to my therapy sessions, so I'm busting out watercolors and paint! FYI: You can easily substitute paint with crayons/markers/etc if you're not a fan of paint. Also, found some cute buckets to store my paintbrushes in! Gotta love that dollar spot, yo! 

I also created a game called Spin-Go! I'm always brainstorming new activities and love how this turned out! Students spin the spinner with a paperclip and pencil (another fun way I've added novelty to my speech room! I love paperclip spinners!). Then students practice and color the word that they land on and if they color five in a row, they get spin-go! I've also fallen in love with these activities too and hope to find a way to make them for all speech sounds too! 

The September packet contains a pirate theme! Love the little spinner girl with a pirate hat! :)

Of course, I love using crayons in therapy. My K-2 crowd just loves coloring. So, I also made some color, cut, and glue activities and color by word sheets! I adore color, cut, and glue activities and have made them for all seasons and occasions (you can find a MEGA bundle HERE if you want to stock up for a new school year!).... so I needed to add some apraxia ones to my collection! These packets will also include some apraxia game boards! Check them out below:

The September packet also contains a back to school theme AND a pirate theme! Talk like a pirate day is September 19th! I usually do a one to two week pirate theme around that time! 
In September, the new activity featured is practice puzzlers! My students are going to love those puzzles! I know many youngsters haven't quite mastered their fine motor skills by September, so they may need a little help cutting them out! haha... Or store them away until November/December. :) I've always done a TON of cutting in my speech room and I no longer fear the August/September cutting skills! I'm prepared to say "thumbs up!" quite a bit (to remind my students that it's so much easier to cut when their thumbs are facing up). In my next life, I may be an OT. haha

Since I am going to make these packets each month I decided to go ahead and offer a "growing bundle." It works just a like a subscription or club! On the 20th of each month, you will visit your purchases page on TPT and re-download the bundle to get your new packet!  Currently, the bundle only contains the August and September packets. The growing bundle is currently marked down 50% off and is a great opportunity to save BIG! The price of this bundle will increase gradually throughout the year as new packets are added. Check out the year long bundle HERE

These fun activities are also suitable for students with phonological disorders.. I always have a number of kindergarten students who are exhibiting final consonant deletion, initial consonant deletion, and cluster reduction! They will benefit greatly from most of these pages, especially the activities targeting CV, VC, CVC, CVCVC, CCVC, and CVCC! So, although I designed these packets with childhood apraxia of speech in mind I will certainly be double dipping into this packet for my phono kids too! 

I hope this new series is something that will add value to your therapy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

1 comment:

  1. I love your creativity and products. I wish I could buy them all!!! Good luck going back to school!