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Summer Scavenger Hunt

Have you been looking for a fun communication-based summer activity to do with your little ones? ABA Speech has something great for you!  It is …

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Using Yoga in Speech Therapy

Episode #072: Using Yoga in Speech Therapy

Yoga is a practice tracing back thousands of years, SLPs Amy and Kim are the trained instructors of Talk Yoga who have adapted this beloved practice for speech therapy. These two friends have created modified poses called Articulation Poses, practice vocabulary and alliteration with body movement, and embed critical speech skills into their yoga practice. Their tips and ideas translate across all ages and support the engagement for students to get involved in a leisure skill that will last across the lifespan.

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Spring Speech Therapy Activities

Spring is here! Time to get those thematic lessons ready for spring! ABA Speech is here to help with some ready to use, adaptive resources …

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Self-care Tips for Educators

In today’s world, we hear the term self-care thrown around a lot. Most of us know that self-care is important, but may not be at …

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Modified Play and Social Skills Activities 

For Middle and High School Students  Leisure skills are of utmost value as we meet students with autism in older grades like middle and high …

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Play and Social Skills Activities for Preschool and Elementary Aged Students

Increasing communication is the ultimate goal when working with our autistic learners. Learning through play is a huge game changer for all preschool and elementary …

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Top 5 Life Skills Resources

Life skills are critical for everyone. One must be able to effectively communicate in vocational settings, school settings, leisure settings, and community settings. When working …

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Play Skills Development

Play is this fascinating tool that allows children to absorb information, learn, engage, socialize, and communicate. Play is vital to children’s development. Play is a …

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Episode #053: Modified Social and Leisure Skills for Middle and High School Students

Working on and perfecting skills that develop and are put to use across our students lifespan is so important. I always think about how activities used in my therapy room will transcend the classroom and impact my learners at home and in the community. Today I am talking about one of my favorite leisure skills. In this episode I share an awesome list of games and shared activities to use at home or in your therapy room. You’re getting all the details like how I modify them, some video models, and so much more.

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Episode #035: Play and Social Skills for Young Autistic Students

Many therapists, teachers, and parents are preparing to re-introduce their students to the face-to-face classroom for the first time since COVID. Students with Autism and other complex communication issues can struggle with peer-to-peer interaction in unstructured leisure time. I’m sharing how I modify popular group games to be accessible to these students to increase and facilitate shared group activity. It is my goal that with these tips you can help your students or children practice communication and leisure skills across all environments.

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