Thursday, March 8, 2018

How to Plan a Fun Speech Therapy Graduation Party


Who doesn’t love a good party? I know I’ll find any excuse possible to celebrate big and small victories. “Graduating” from speech therapy is a big deal to a lot of students. It shows them that all of their hard work has paid off! In order to acknowledge and celebrate this big moment, my students and I like to have speech therapy graduation parties! A hidden bonus to these parties is the fact that it really motivates the other students in the group to work extra hard so one day they could have a party dedicated to them as well. These parties are EXTRA special for some students who may have never had a party thrown just for them. :’(   We make our graduating student feel extra special and all of the other attendees love joining in the fun. Now if only we didn’t dismiss one student and pick up 5 more...but we won’t let that spoil our fun! Here are some tips for throwing a fun and meaningful speech therapy graduation party.

Plan the celebration with your students before you have the party. You can tie in a TON of goals during this session. Have them vote on the things they want, compare and contrast options, list ideas, and discuss group members’ suggestions. There may be some things that you want to keep a surprise. I usually only discuss the music, games, snacks, and/or decorations.

What you will need:
  • Soft music! Pandora Disney? Radio for Kids? Kidz Bop? Ask your students what type of music they’re into so you can find an appropriate option. (There are commercials/advertisements with the online radio options listed above. All songs and advertisements that I’ve heard have been appropriate.)
  • Do you want snacks? Plan the snacks/treats. Cookies, fruit, candy, crackers, popcorn, brownies? Juice, lemon water? *Be sure to check with teachers or admin regarding the food policy in your school. Also be sure to check that your students don’t have any food allergies.*
  • Graduation Certificate (Grab some free ones here!)
  • Graduation cap craft for group members and SLP to sign (See below for instructions on how to make the graduation cap)
    • A lot of students take pride in their achievement and they want to wear their graduation cap all day. Be sure to check with the teacher to see if this would be acceptable or explain to the student that they may have to put it away until it is time to go home.
    • Do you want to use any additional craft materials to decorate the cap? Stickers? Glitter Glue Sticks? Markers? Wouldn’t it be fun to attach a piece of ribbon to the top for a tassel?
  • Games that still target other members’ speech-language goals: HedBanz, Heads Up App (just for kids or animals gone wild categories), Charades, BINGO, Pop the Pig, Scavenger Hunt, Simon Says, Go Fish, Memory, Hangman, etc. Pick a few games ahead of time and let your group or graduating student decide.
  • Do you want decorations? You could hang a few streamers, make a sign, display the student’s previous work, or inflate a few balloons to scatter in the room. You can be extra fun and fancy by using a disposable tablecloth from the dollar store (grab some cheap party supplies at the beginning of the year and keep them stashed in a closet). Involve your students in the decorating (because ain’t nobody got time for doing all of that on your own). Have them cut streamers and make signs ahead of time. This whole process should really only take a few minutes.
Fun Extras
  • Graduating student gets to sit in the SLP’s chair
  • Graduating student gets to “be the teacher” for the session. They can be the BINGO caller, direct the scavenger hunt, pick a game, explain how they want to play a game with the group.
  • Do you see your student individually? Try asking the teacher, and getting permission from parents, to see if the graduating student could bring a friend or two to their speech therapy graduation party. If allowed, you and your student can make invitations.
  • With permission, you could take some photos during the party and print them with a nice note or card to send home. I’ve done this in the past (time permitting, it doesn’t always get done the same day) and the parents and teachers really loved it! I took a few photos of the graduating student wearing the graduation cap, sitting in my chair, and/or playing a game. I printed the photos on the school printer and I attached a note explaining the party and wrote a nice parting message to the student and family. I just recently starting doing this and I really love it!
  • Let other teachers know that the student is graduating from speech therapy and encourage them to congratulate the student if they see him or her around school. You could tell anyone on the student’s IEP team - special teachers, co-teachers, related service providers, the principal, or vice principal.

      • *Know your students!* Some students love the attention, while other students would really just like to quietly exit the speech room and never look back. So far, all of my students have LOVED doing the parties, but I would definitely do things differently if it were some of my more quiet/shy students at the center of all the attention. You could have a more laid back “party” and maybe just let the student pick the music and a game. Gauge your students and plan ahead so everyone is comfortable and enjoys themselves.

How to make the graduation cap

1.    Cut a square from construction paper.
2.    Write a message on the top of graduation cap.
3.    Use the remaining section of construction paper to make the bottom of the hat. Cut long, rectangular strips a few inches wide. Tape or staple three pieces of these strips together. *DO NOT ATTACH THESE TO THE HAT YET*
4.    Write a nice message to your student on a middle section of the strip.
5.    When your student is in your speech room, wrap the bottom section around his/her head to measure and cut excess length. (Do this BEFORE other group members write their messages so nothing gets overlapped)
6.    Have other group members, friends, and/or the student’s teacher write a nice, positive congratulatory message.
7.    Connect the bottom portion with tape or staples
8.    Flip the square top over and try to center the bottom portion in the middle of the top portion.
9.    Tape the bottom portion to attach it to the top. I tape multiple spots on the inside of the hat so it doesn’t show on the outside.
10.  Now your student is ready to proudly wear his/her speech therapy graduation cap!

I’d love to hear how you guys party in your speech room! :)   Comment with any ideas or suggestions and be sure to let me know if you plan a speech therapy graduation party anytime soon!

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Make a Good Impression at a New School

As an itinerant SLP, I’ve been the new kid on the block at 14 different schools in just two years, and next year I will have a different caseload and 5 more new schools to add to the list! I’m not going to lie, it can be draining to constantly change settings, BUT I’m going to share some valuable tips and tricks to make your life easier and help you make a great impression at your new school(s).

Here are some lessons I’ve learned firsthand and things I’ve observed as others joined our schools.

  1. Know the secretaries’ and principal’s names and faces!! - The secretaries will be invaluable to you. They help keep the ship afloat and they somehow know everything...EVERYTHING! It is important to know them by name, simply saying “Thank you so much, Barbara” or “I appreciate your help, Mrs. Smith” goes a long way and makes people feel special knowing that you know their name. Find out how they prefer to be addressed. I always go with the formal Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc. until they say, “Ohh, call me Mary.” Taking this respectful and professional measure will help you make a good impression.
  2. Find your “team” - These are the people who will help you along the way and answer any questions you may have. Your team captain should be your mentor, I believe most schools have to assign you a mentor if you are new to their district. The rest of your team may consist of the secretaries, principal, vice principal, director or supervisor of special education, a staff member who has been at the school for years, a helpful teacher’s aide, school psych, a behavioral interventionist, and the list can go on. Your team will be specific to your setting and your needs. You don’t want to go to your boss with every little question you have. Try to find the easiest and most practical person to ask for help.
  3. Always Smile - This may seem silly or unimportant, but when you’re new people don’t have much to judge you on...but they will. I can’t tell you the number of people who have commented on the fact that I am always smiling. Give them the impression that you LOVE your new job and you are killing it, even if you just had to call a BI after being hit and spit on, while your principal was observing you. Your coworkers don't need to know that having a rough day, show them that YOU CAN DO THIS! Smiling is contagious and people will pick up on your positive energy.
  4. Don’t Fall Into the Negativity Trap - You will come across people at your new placement who have been there a lot longer than you. Some of these people may be burnt out and aren’t afraid to share their negative thoughts. You may be talking to a few teachers when one says, “The principal is such an idiot; I can do his job in my sleep, not that he ever actually does anything though!” Teacher #2 responds, “Don’t even get me started! This week he came into my classroom and made a comment about my messy desk and didn’t even acknowledge the excellent lesson I prepared!” then they look at you to chime in...DON’T! You want to be a part of the group and you want to feel accepted, but this is not the way to go about it. Try to stay neutral, avoid these situations, or just be there for support. Respond with something generic or neutral like, “Well I’m sure your students loved your lesson”. You may feel like you’re in a safe place to air your grievances, but don’t do it. When you’re engaging in negativity, even if it’s welcomed, it’s not a look that you’re going for. Coming from an observer standpoint, you’re too new, you shouldn’t even have complaints yet (even if you’ve been there for months). When you think new, think fresh! You want to be a breath of fresh air for people. I’m not saying to respond to that situation with, “Oh, I love him. We spoke for hours about his years of experience and all of the great programs he’s started here, I can’t believe you don’t like him!” You want to always be positive, but not obnoxious.
  5. Check out the school’s webpage - Some schools have really informative websites. You can learn so much before you even start and people will be impressed with how prepared you are. You may find pictures and names of staff (or at least administration), student handbooks (which are great to flip through so you know their policies/expectations), calendars, special programs, news, board meeting minutes, clubs, or contact information. Learning some ins and outs of the school before you even start will help calm your nerves a bit.
  6. Inform the parents - One year I got so overwhelmed that I never sent out the parent letters that I prepared that informed the parents that a new SLP would be providing services for their child, OOPS! Don’t do that, I felt horrible. Introduce yourself to the parents with either a quick phone call, letter, or in person, depending on when your school’s Back to School night is. The last SLP may have worked with their child for YEARS and the parents grew to trust him/her. Could you imagine the confusion when you send your first progress report home and that’s when the parents realize you aren’t the SLP they know and trust. It’s important to establish a good relationship with parents and keep them up to date on therapy/progress. Make a good first impression right out of the gate. You can find great parent letters that are already made for you on or you could make a simple one yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy, just introduce yourself and provide your contact info for the parents.
  7. Use my free checklist - Use my FREE checklist that I’ve made specifically for SLPs starting at a new school. It has a ton of suggestions to help you get started at your new setting. It’s filled with questions to ask and things that you should do to help you get the ball rolling at your new school(s). You can download it from my TPT store by clicking this link CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE CHECKLIST!

There are so many overwhelming aspects that come into play when you start at a new school. This is even harder when you’re an itinerant SLP and you have anywhere from 2-10 new schools! Use these tips to make a great impression that will help foster a positive relationship for the remainder of your time at those schools. A little effort goes a long way! Good luck with your new adventure!

Do you have any other suggestions for how to make a good impression at a new school? I'd love to hear your ideas! Comment below with any tips you may have or feel free to share any real life experience. We've all been the new kid on the block at least once, let's help each other make things as stress-free as possible.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TPT Cyber Monday Sale 2016

What's better than skipping the department store lines and shopping from the comfort of your own comfy couch? Having NO SCHOOL every Cyber Monday!! Even though Cyber Monday isn't a nationally observed holiday, the first day of firearm season for deer almost is (in this area)! So, no school the first Monday after Thanksgiving every year! No Sunday scarries here!

The sale that I am looking forward to the MOST is the TPT Cyber Sale! Using the promo code: Cyber2016, you can save 28% on TONS of amazing products!

Below are some of my favorite activities, and other ones that I am looking forward to purchasing during the sale! Click the images to check them out!

Activities from other wonderful sellers!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to Target 15+ Different Speech-Language Therapy Goals with ONE Engaging Activity!

Do you struggle with mixed groups? We all know it can be challenging sometimes to find easy activities that incorporate many different goals in order to meet each student's individual needs.

That's why I want to show you a fun and simple activity that can target 15+ different speech-language therapy goals!

Story cubes & articulation cubes are the way to go for mixed groups! You can target SO MANY different goals! I have put together some great printable resources to make targeting different goals with these activity cubes even easier.  :)   Check out some of the suggestions below to see how EASY targeting multiple goals can be!

(Materials included specifically target - Prevocalic R, Vocalic R, R- Blends, S/Z, S- Blends, L, L- Blends, CH, SH, TH, F/V, & K/G)

There are multiple resources included to help you target articulation at many different levels. First, there are Articulation Word Lists for each of the above mentioned sounds. These word lists provide you with target words that can be found on the story and articulation cubes. In addition to these word suggestions, there are articulation word lists for adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. These are great to help your students utilize rich vocabulary in their stories while loading them with their target sound.

Your students can use the Articulation Worksheet included to organize all of the words they would like to use in their story. Articulation cubes for each sound mentioned above have also been included! There are 3 articulation cubes for each sound/set of sounds (e.g.,  1 cube for Prevocalic R, 1 cube for Vocalic R, 1 cube for R- Blends, 1 cube for S- Blends, 2 cubes for S/Z, 3 cubes for CH, 3 cubes for F/V etc.). This helps LOAD the stories with target sounds.

Summarizing & Sequencing
There are 2 worksheets included for summarizing and sequencing, however, you can target these skills in multiple ways using the various story maps. The visuals themselves on the story cubes also act as a great prompt to aid in summarizing and sequencing. 

Figurative Language
There is 1 definition/example page for figurative language and 1 worksheet for the students to use during the activity. The definitions/examples page is great for review before beginning the activity and it also acts as a great prompt/resource for the students to reference during the activity. These visuals can help the students incorporate various types of figurative language aspects into their stories 

Listening for Details
The students can use this worksheet to help them jot down details while listening to a story or they can fill it out after listening to a story, while trying to remember as many details as possible.

This worksheet can help your students create rich descriptions of story characters, events, conflicts, etc. while organizing their thoughts on a visual. The Articulation Word Lists also come in handy here to help the students form detailed descriptions with a variety of words.

This worksheet is great to go over before beginning the activity so the student can review various fluency strategies and practice before he/she starts the activity. The student can then use the worksheet to reflect on how the strategies either did or did not help.

Social Turn-Taking & Working Together
This worksheet is an excellent self-assessment tool for students. The questions are geared towards reflecting on the individual student, the overall group dynamic and cooperation throughout the group/activity.

Grammar can easily be targeted throughout the entire activity as students begin putting their ideas together. The Grammar Worksheet is included for students who wish to write their story. This can help you and the student assess and correct his/her written work.

Sentence Structure
The sentence structure visual helps create an interactive component to the activity, using the visual and the story/articulation cubes. A Subject-Verb-Object & Subject-Verb-Object-Manner-Place-Time visual has been included, in which the student can place different story/articulation cubes on the space for each sentence component. Not all spaces have to be used, you can customize this section to target the particular sentence structure that you wish.

Story Grammar & Narrative Organization
There are a variety of graphic organizers and visuals included so your student can choose one that targets exactly what he/she is working on. Each student can fill out a visual as they begin organizing their ideas or as they tell their story. These visuals can be used in many different ways to target a multitude of different goals.

Narrative Generation  & Articulation
There are 10 story grammar cubes and 24 articulation cubes for the sounds previously mentioned. These activity cubes are loaded with visuals that promote excellent story telling (e.g., characters, settings, problems, etc.). You can use anywhere from 3-10 cubes in order to create a story. I typically have my students use 6 story/articulation cubes. The number will vary based on ability levels and goals.

*There are more visuals and materials than what have been pictured here. 
There are 70 total usable pages included in the activity pack*

Additional Conveniences
- Table of Contents: This allows you to quickly access and print exactly what you need.
- Instructional Cue Cards: These are great visuals to help the students understand what is expected of them and help them participate throughout the activity. I suggest giving each student an instructional cue card for the goal they will be targeting and reviewing each quickly before the activity begins.
- Blank Instructional Cue Cards: There are 3 blank instruction cards so you can incorporate any other goals you see fit and have the instructions on hand, ready to print each time.
- Perfect Size for Printing 2 Per Page: I typically print all of these materials 2 per page. All of the text and visuals are still easily legible. There is also enough room for students to fill in each section of the worksheets when printed this way.
- Once the Activity Cubes are Constructed, the Rest is Print & Go: This is especially useful for days when you need therapy ideas on the fly. You only need to construct the activity cubes once (I've used card stock and I've also laminated them before, both worked great). Once you have your activity cubes, you can conveniently print exactly what you need each time using the table of contents! Each activity visual is also black & white/low ink.
- Ability to be Used with Other Story Cubes: There are currently other story cubes out there on the market that you can use with these resources. No other story cube activities (that I have found) target articulation and all of these other goals though. These cubes can, however, be used in conjunction with the materials provided to help target a variety of speech-language goals.
- Flexibility to Target Even More Goals: Due to the variability in materials and activity cubes, you have the ability to structure the activity in any way that you'd like. In addition to the goals mentioned above, you can target WH- questions, specific social language concepts, yes/no questions, verbs, S-V agreement, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. The possibilities are endless!

You can check out these Story Cube Activities for Speech-Language Therapy by clicking the visual below. 
Think of all the possibilities and goals that you can target with just this one, simple activity!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!
I'd love to hear how you plan on using these with your students :)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

"What's in Your Cart?" Linky for TpT's Back to School Sale 2016

Guess what, it's already time for TPT's back to school sale! Woo Hoo! Who doesn't love a good SALE?!

But wait...where did the summer go? 

No need to worry. There will be TONS of great products offered at DEEP DISCOUNTS August 1st and 2nd using the promo code "BestYear". 

Check out a few of my favorite products and some that I already have in my cart.

1. Back to School Speech and Language Bundle - This bundle has a lot of great Low/No Prep options for Articulation, Following Directions, Compare/Contrast, and Categorization. Each activity is school themed and great for a variety of ages and diagnoses. 

2. Fall Themed Speech and Language Bundle - This bundle is PACKED with favorites. One of the most unique features of this bundle is the No Prep Interactive Fall Themed Activities. These Tablet/Smart Board/Computer activities target concepts such as Articulation, Following Directions, Grammar, and WH- questions. In addition to these No Prep activities, there are worksheets, printable activities, articulation board games, and PLENTY of activities to get you through the entire fall season.

3. NO PREP Following Directions Interactive Tablet Activity + Printable Worksheets -  This activity pack is FULL of Following Direction Activities in a Variety of Formats! One of the most unique features of this activity pack is the fact that there is auditory biofeedback tied into the interactive activity. The PowerPoint version includes SOUND EFFECTS so the student is provided with a consistent sound if the answer is incorrect (and the slide WILL NOT advance) and then a different sound effect (and slide advancement) if the student selects the correct response! This is SO HELPFUL and keeps students engaged. There is also a PDF version WITHOUT sound effects included for those student who are easily distracted. There are 2 different versions of 10 worksheets to complement the interactive activity. Each section is organized by concept and very convenient for progress monitoring and collecting baselines!

4. Minute to Win it: Articulation - I am super excited about these Minute to Win it Articulation Activities! The thing that really appealed to me is that the only materials that you need are common household items like straws, plastic cups, and paper plates. There are 11 different challenges and I think they will be GREAT for groups or last minute therapy ideas! Check this product out from Jenna Rayburn!

5. Ten Weeks Communicating with 40 Core Words - This is EXACTLY what I need! This will help keep me organized and help me figure out what words I should target. The visuals look great and there are plenty of words to get you started off on the right foot this school year. I'm looking forward to using these. Check out the full product from Susan Berkowitz! 

6. Grab n' Go WH- Questions - These will be super helpful and great to grab in a pinch. I already have a few other Grab n' Go products from Kristine Lamb at Live Love Speech, so I KNOW how convenient these products can be! This pack looks really thorough and I love a good hands-on activity. I'm excited to bust these out this year!

7. Pizza Early Language Targets - Did you read the first word in that title, "Pizza"! Do I even need to say more? I really value activities that require a little prep work, but result in highly motivating and hands-on activities. This product looks GREAT and I think that I will be able to use it in multiple ways with lots of mixed groups! My students (and I) are really going to enjoy these activities! Check them out from The Speech Summit.

Alright everyone. Thanks for stopping by and checking out these wonderful resources. Now go fill your cart and don't forget to use the promo code "BestYear" on Aug. 1st and 2nd!

Check out Jenna Rayburn's original Linky post at her Speech Room News blog for even MORE great resources!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Eight Articulation Activities That Require NO MATERIALS and Incorporate Other Goals

As a traveling/itinerant SLP, lugging around tons of materials is not something that I am very fond of. There are plenty of times that I try to get creative and leave the materials behind. I also found that with crazy (and always unexpectedly changing) schedules, it is important to think outside the box and give the students the service time they deserve. Listed below are some of my favorite activities that require no planning, set up, OR MATERIALS! (These activities also come in handy when you finish up a few minutes early and want to fill the time with a MEANINGFUL and FUN activity.)

1. Scavenger Hunt - My students have always LOVED this (especially when we use fake glasses)! We walk around the school trying to find items or ideas that have the target sound. For example, if you're looking for /l/ sounds, you can say "locker", "lunch", "pencil", or "pool". My students liked to use the glasses from Jeepers Peepers to "help them see" more ideas :) For mixed groups, have students describe the item they found using well-constructed sentences or describe its location to another group member to find.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, describing, grammar, listening for details, spatial terms, and following directions.

2. Building Sentences - This is fun to do in groups and it also targets other expressive language goals quite nicely. One students starts by saying a word (usually a noun) that has the target sound. The game continues as each student adds to the sentence, only using words that contain the target sound. Depending on what sounds/levels/positions you're working on, you could let students use words that have the sound in any word position. For example, if the target sound was /s/, the students would take turns adding to a sentence like this - "Suzy, Suzy sits, Suzy sits silently, Suzy sits silently beside, Suzy sits silently beside stinky, Suzy sits silently beside stinky socks." The sentences usually end up being pretty silly but you'll get plenty of repetitions and goals covered!
Goals Targeted: Articulation, sentence construction, grammar, vocabulary, short term memory, social skills, turn-taking, critical thinking, problem solving, planning and organization.

3. Building Words - This one is very similar to the game mentioned above, except you're now building at the word level and really working together. To start you decide what position you want your sound to be in (initial is the easiest for this and final position isn't TOO hard). The first student will start by just saying a sound. Let's say we're doing /s/ again - Student one: "s", Student 2: "si", Student three: "sit" - the round could end there unless the next student can continue adding to the word. This requires the students to work together, improvise, and really use their brains. You can also target phonological awareness skills by not repeating any previous sounds. Each student would just say the sound they are contributing and they would all be required to piece those sounds together in their head in order to form/figure out the word. This would require them to both segment and blend mentally in order to complete the task.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, turn-taking, listening, problem solving, planning, organizing, segmenting, blending, word construction, and morphology.

4. Categories - This is a fun one that works on vocabulary as well. Pick a specific topic or category and have your students name as many things as they can that contain their target sound within that category . For example, if you're working on /l/ in all word positions, you could make the category "Characters (from movies, shows, books, etc.)" - Elsa, Elmo, Charlie Brown, Bumblebee...
Some other suggested categories: food/drinks, toys, school items, places, games (video/board/card), songs/musicians/singers/bands, people in general...there are lots of options that can be geared toward many age levels/interests!
Goals Targeted: Articulation, vocabulary/categorization

5. Simon Says - This is great if you're working on /s/ at the sentence level. Let the students take turns being Simon. Have them try to use as many /s/ words as possible. For example, "Simon says stick out your tongue. Simon says switch places, Simon says make silly faces, Simon says swing your arms from side to side." There are plenty of options and the students are likely to use common sounds such as R or S without even realizing it.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, following directions, listening for details, grammar, sentence construction, turn-taking, social language, and role-playing.

6. I Spy - This is another great game that you can use to get up and get moving. You can play this in the hall, on the playground, in your therapy room, walking around the school, in the cafeteria, anywhere really. Have the student try to find items that contain their target sound and then describe it to you or the group until someone guesses it.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, describing, sentence construction, grammar, listening, critical thinking, and social language.

7. Acting Out Actions - This is kind of like charades. Have the students think of an action that contains their target word that they can act out. The other students will practice saying the target sounds as they guess what the action is. For example, if the target sound is /r/, the students might want to act out running, rowing, racing, rocking, exercising, surfing, marching, pouring, etc. The other students will know what sound the word has to have so they can only guess actions that contain their target sound.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, critical thinking, attention to details, short term memory, turn-taking, and social language.

8. Make your own version of "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot" - If you're working on "SH" - you can play "Shoes, Ocean, Fish, Shoot" and establish rules. Shoes beat fish, loses to ocean. Ocean beats shoe, loses to fish. Fish beats ocean, loses to shoes. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it but once the rules are learned, you can play this again and again if you have an extra minute or two at the end of a session. Try to also have the students explain their logic behind the rules. For example, the ocean cannot beat the fish because fish live in oceans. This will get the students thinking creatively and help create a more concrete understanding of the rules.
Goals Targeted: Articulation, critical thinking, short term memory, problem solving, planning, social language, and abstract thinking,

What are some of your favorite activities that use little or no materials? Comment below and share your creative ideas :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

What to Expect with My Newest Following Directions Interactive Activity & Worksheets

Hello everyone!

I am SUPER excited to FINALLY be able to share my newest following directions activity pack with you!

This product includes a 90 stimulus item interactive activity for a tablet, computer, Smart Board, or phone AND 10 worksheets (100 additional stimulus items) that come in 2 different formats (stay tuned).

Let's look at each one:

Interactive Tablet/Computer/Smart Board/Cell Phone Activity

Here you can see the Home Page where you can click around to the different sections of the product.  

Each section has 10 stimulus items, except the Mixed Directions section has 20 stimulus items. At the end of each section, the student will see a little "Congrats, you completed Section #1-8" page. 

Two of my favorite features are the sound effects and slide advancements! If a student selects an incorrect answer, a consistent sound effect will play and the slide will not advance. When the student selects the correct response, a different sound will play and the slide will advance! This makes the activity super interactive!

*Two versions of the interactive product are included. One is a PowerPoint that includes sound effects and a PDF version that DOES NOT include sound effects! They are the exact same product with the only difference being sound effects. This alternate version is great for students who are highly distractable or need a more simplified activity.*

You can open the PowerPoint version on a computer, tablet, Smart Board, or phone. You must have the PowerPoint program/app in order to utilize the interactive features. 

You can open the PDF version using any PDF viewer you prefer. I suggest opening in iBooks on the iPad to take advantage of the interactive features. 
Also included:
PDF - 10 page Following Directions Worksheets
PDF – 10 Page Dabber Following Directions Worksheets
*These files are exactly the same except the Dabber Worksheets replace all of the action directives (circle, underline, color, etc.) with “dab”. *


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest product!

Let me know what you think in the comments :)