I'm back with more teletherapy lesson plans for you!
(Did you read PART ONE yet?? Check it out HERE)
Why Themes in Teletherapy???
Last week, I used a farming theme for the week, especially with my littles. Why?? This helped SO MUCH because I was able to give parents tons of ideas to use while they played with theme related toys all week (farming theme = toy suggestions such as farm animals, barn sets, and tractors). It helped the parent feel confident walking away from our sessions with 2-3 opportunities they could use in the week to help with speech and language goals.
Click here to grab some super simple handouts that you could share with parents for more play-based therapy ideas!
This week's theme...
(Have you grabbed my Speech Rules poster yet? Use this if you're just starting out with teletherapy to talk about how our rules are a little different right now!).
We'll start out our sessions this week with a Spring-related show and tell. I've already told all of my students and parents to arrive to therapy with something makes them think of Spring. I myself will be showing up to each session in big goofy sunglasses, because Springtime in Georgia means that that sun is SHINING! (It'll also receive a lot of good silly reactions to get our session started on the right foot).
I'll be using this incredible freebie from Panda Speech so that we can extend our show-and-tell activity! This freebie will give my students tons of opportunities for describing, and relating the item (no matter what it is!) to speech goals. I'll simply screen share this document and annotate as we go through each part.
After that, I've split my lesson depending on the grade/skill level.
For all grade levels, I'll be using my Spring Themed Unit because it covers SO MANY goals!
PreK, Kinder, Self-Contained:
Book: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog (YouTube Read Aloud)
Activity One for Vocabulary and WH Questions:
Old Lady Story Map for coloring (included in my thematic spring unit!). I'll simply screen share the coloring sheet and student's can annotate/color right on the screen. If the student doesn't have that capability, I'll have them tell me what to color and with what color. We can also make sentences using the sentence visual as we color!
Activity Two for expanding MLU, following directions, vocabulary, and spatial concepts:
"In the Garden" Picture Scene (included in the Spring unit). I'll be using this "scene" to find some objects from our story. Then, we can give each other directions, work on describing, and so much more! (I'll be using the annotate feature to draw, circle, and stamp).
Activity Three for pronouns, expanding utterances, and verbs:
Springtime Verbs (included in the Spring unit) are great for creating sentences related to springtime. I'll give the student control using annotate so that they can color the pictures as we talk about each verb. For my students who can't take over control, they'll give ME the direction for coloring!
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