Our Therapist Favorites!

Friday, May 8th, 2020

To celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month, we asked our clinicians to share some of their favorite therapy materials and activities.

Favorite Apps:

  1. Toca Boca kitchen
  2. Toca Boca Tea Party
  3. Peek-a-Boo Barn
  4. Articulation Station Pro
  5. Picture the Sentence
  6. My Play Home
  7. My Play Store
  8. Pizza/Cookie/Cake making apps
  9. Pog
  10. Bag Game

Favorite Websites:

  1. apraxiakids.org
  2. westutter.org
  3. asha.org
  4. Teacher Pay Teachers
  5. stutteringhelp.org
  6. zerotothree.org
  7. hanen.org
  8. socialthinking.org
  9. ocali.org
  10. YouTube- Pixar Short Films
  11. Pinterest
  12. MommySpeechTherapy.com
  13. Letsplaythespeechandlangaugeway.com
  14. thespeechroomnews.com

Favorite Activities To Use In Teletherapy:

  1. Boom cards
  2. Show and Tell with toys in your home.
  3. Annotation feature in Zoom
  4. ABCya.com
  5. wilbooks.com
  6. hearbuilder.com
  7. toytheater.com
  8. shutterfly.com
  9. speechtherapystore.com
  10. Choiceworks app to use as a visual schedule
  11. Peachie Speechie articulation videos

Favorite Songs to Use In Therapy:

  1. Clean Up song
  2. Hello song
  3. Baby Shark
  4. 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree
  5. Ring Around the Rosie
  6. Wheels on the Bus
  7. Old MacDonald Had A Farm
  8. 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  9. We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
  10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  11. Open Shut Them
  12. Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

Favorite Positive Reinforcements:

  1. “I love how you ___!”
  2. “Whoa, you are rocking it!- high five!
  3. “You did it!”
  4. “Beautiful!”
  5. “WOAH! You’re TOO good at this! I’m going to need to make speech harder!”
  6. “Great Work!”
  7. “You got it!”
  8. “You are awesome!”
  9. “Good idea!”
  10. “Thanks for working so hard!”

Favorite Activities and Games to Use in Therapy:

  1. Scavenger hunts
  2. Go Fish
  3. Pop up Pirate
  4. Balloon pump
  5. Bubbles
  6. Sensory play- water, rice, slime
  7. Zingo
  8. Pop the Pig
  9. Wind-up toys
  10. Critter Clinic
  11. Guess Who and Guess Where board games

Favorite Picture Books:

  1. “There was an old lady who swallowed a…” by Lucille Colandro
  2. “Brown Bear Brown Bear” by Bill Martin, Illustrated by Eric Carle
  3. ‘That’s Not My ___’ books by Fionna Watt
  4. “Pete the Cat” book series by Eric Litwin and James Dean
  5. Usborne lift the flap books
  6. “Go Away Big Green Monster” by Ed Emberley
  7. “Who’s Making that Mess?” by Jenny Tyler and Philip Hawthorn
  8. “Goodnight Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann
  9. “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister
  10. Berenstain Bears book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  11. “Snowman All Year” by Caralyn Beuhner
  12. “I Spy” by Jean Marzollo
  13. “Dear Zoo” by RodCampbell
  14. “You Choose” by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt

Favorite Snacks:

  1. Popcorn
  2. Chips and salsa or guacamole
  3. Starburst jelly beans
  4. Brown butter rice crispy treats
  5. Dried fruit
  6. Cheese-its
  7. Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
  8. TimTams
  9. Brownies
  10. Dark chocolate
  11. Cookie dough
  12. Cereal
  13. Ice cream
  14. Pineapples