My little ones don't want worksheets, they want to play, play, play! Meeting them with motivating toys and games that allow me to target the goals I've set is a win-win, plus it's super low prep and lots of fun! I usually have a few kiddos with phonological processing disorder that are working on /s/ clusters (and a bunch more traditional artic kids working on /s/ blends), I've compiled all of the tried and true play activities that I've used with great success in my room so I can access them on those days I need to grab and go. Each target (SK, ... continue reading...
I want to provide an environment where students who struggle have success. Where they have so much fun, they ask to come back for more. Where lessons transfer so seamlessly from the therapy room to the classroom and home, parents and teachers both say, “why didn’t I think of that?”
I work with small, incremental changes in academic performance that will transform students from struggling to keep up to eager to raise a hand. I also love helping students who have been known to zone out or act up in class become the ones bringing home glowing conference and progress reports. I’m so passionate about helping my students succeed, that I’ll fiddle as long as I need to for an activity to fit “just right.” This frequently means creating several different approaches to target the same skill, accommodating baby steps when increasing difficulty and providing visually clean materials to decrease distractions.
When families see their child eager to learn and lessons begin to “click,” they’re as excited as I am! This enthusiasm and understanding translates to more consistent practice at home, the cornerstone to a successful therapy experience.
If your kiddos are challenging you and you’re ready to collaborate, stick around. We’re gonna have fun!