Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fluency In A Snap!

Confession. My stuttering materials are extremely outdated! I've been in dire need of fresh new stuttering materials for years now. My fluency caseload is like a roller coaster! My first year I had five students who stuttered and ever since I usually have between 1-3 fluency students. Although, they represent a small portion of my caseload, I want my fluency students to have fun and cute activities that are designed just for them! I spent a great deal of time this summer developing a new series just for NO PREP fluency materials and I'm super excited about it! It's called Fluency In a Snap!

Fluency In a Snap {A Growing Bundle}
This series is going to span across 12 months! Currently, the growing bundle only contains the August and September packet so it is 50% off. As this bundle grows, the price will increase. If you're not familiar with a "growing bundle" it works just like a subscription! On the 25th of each month, a new packet will be added to this bundle! If you purchase this growing bundle, you'll always have a new month at least five days before the month begins to ensure ample preparation time (ex. October will be released on September 25th or sooner). These are print n' go, so preparation will be easy-peasy.

Here's a small peek at the materials included:
The main strategies that are addressed are light contacts, easy onsets, and slow rate/flexible rate. I also have some pages labeled as pacing, that can be used for pausing & pacing or teaching students how to keep a steady pace while talking.

There are so many different types of activities! Each month, there will be a number of pages dedicated to each type of strategy and also activities that allow students to choose which strategies they want to use (such as.. "spin a strategy" or "roll a strategy"). Over time, students will learn that easy onsets are great for words that start with vowels or /h/ and light contacts are great for words that begin with consonants...but ultimately, they'll use the strategy they like the most. You'll find memory games, mazes, puzzles, spinner games, board games, and so much more!


As you can see, these activities are not merely worksheets! They are engaging, interactive, and fun! The above activity is a puzzle or "Pieces of Fluency." Excuse, my corniness. haha.. There's also pages entitled "Colors of Fluency." :)

Here's a peek at some pacing sticks! Just have students color them and point to each picture to pace themselves. Students can also cut these sticks out and can grow a collection over the course of the school year! You could even laminate them for your students and use a little pencil case to house their collection.

I also want to note that I was very cognizant about the word choices I selected for each strategy. For instance, I stuck with words that begin with vowels or /h/ on the easy onset pages, because I feel those are the best types of words to demonstrate how to do an easy onset. For light contacts, I selected words that were easy to demonstrate how to lightly touch you articulators together!

August Fluency In a Snap
The August packet contains a back to school theme while the September packet has an autumn theme!

September Fluency In a Snap

One thing I'm super excited about is that each month students can work with a new nursery rhyme to practice their slow rate/flexible rate.

Nursery rhymes are very singsongy (is that really a word, a red underline did not appear? haha), which naturally promote fluency. Each month, you will receive pacing sticks that go along with the nursery rhyme, board games, and more! In August, you'll see Mary Had a Little Lamb and September contains my favorite - Humpty Dumpy!

Stuttering Education is also super important. I'll never forget, a couple years ago I had a student who stuttered. His kindergarten teacher emailed me and told me about how excited the student was when they returned to class - the student was soooo proud to learn that there were 65 million people who stuttered in the world and that our vice president was a personal who stuttered! Too cute.

Each month.. I'll definitely include an age appropriate activity to tackle those pesky myths! Comb through the top secret files and figure out which ones are myths and which ones are facts!

We will also tackle types of stuttering and there will also be pages for feelings/emotions in case you have students who need them.

This series will be very comprehensive! I have a little notebook full of future ideas!

Thank you for stopping by my little blog! I hope you enjoyed peeking into my new series! Have a wonderful day!


1 comment:

  1. SOLD!!! I got it during the sale. Feedback to follow! Right now I'm catching up on the 150 blog posts I've missed!!!

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