The Gingerbread Man Speech/Language Activity/Companion Pack

By Laura Smith|December 12, 2014|Apraxia, apraxia blog, book companion, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Therapy for apraxia|

The Gingerbread Man is a classic story that all my kid’s love.  It is a repetitive style book, and as you know, I love using repetitive books in therapy!  The first page has some pictures to cut out and use while reading the story as props.  You can even glue them onto popsicle sticks if you’re so inclined!       Next, if you’ve bought any of book companions, you

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January book of the month: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

By Laura Smith|January 17, 2014|Uncategorized|

Winter is in full swing, and there is no shortage of books that talk about winter, snow, and winter clothing vocabulary. Also, the preschool in my district has winter clothing vocabulary on as part of the curriculum, so it’s perfect! The book is a repetitive, rebus style book that is great for practicing vocabulary, early reading skills, sequencing, and as always speech! I started with some cutouts from the story

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Pete the Cat home speech/language activities

By Laura Smith|September 26, 2013|Speech/Language therapy, Therapy for apraxia|

I was introduced to Pete the Cat, by Eric Litwin last year when my daughter went to preschool. Not only does it have a catchy song the kids can sing and listen to online here:( http://www.thelearninggroove.com/song-index-contents/pete-the-cat—i-love-my-white-shoes#!pete-the-cat-i-love-my-white-shoes/c164e), but it is great for teaching a variety of things in speech/language.  I’ll start with it’s benefit for apraxia. Research has shown that books encourage speech and language development.  My mentor taught me to use

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