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It’s the last one of the school year, the TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale!  Don’t forget to enter the code:  Thankyou17 at checkout to save up to 28% on all social language products in my TPT store, SmartmouthSLP ! I also have a couple of AWESOME social language items on my wishlist to share with you (and please share your great finds in the comments section):

I love Speech Paths approach to social thinking materials, and this new Red Talk/Green Talk is no exception:

Green Talk vs. Red Talk

Communication Blessings has this really cool emotions product that works on reading non-verbal clues, a tricky concept for my students:

Emotions: Descriptions & Body Language Clues

Jennifer Moses has a ton of great social language products, especially for older kids, like this fabulous Taking Perspective lesson pack:

Taking Perspective: A social-cognition activity to work on

Last, but not least, I love Peachie Speechie’s I Can Have Conversations Workbook

I Can Have Conversations: No Prep Social Language Workbook

Cyber Monday Funday!

linky cybersale

What’s even better than Black Friday bargains?  The Cyber-Monday Sale on TeachersPayTeachers!  I am linking up with Jenna Rayburn for a What’s In Your Cart? linky party to highlight some holiday themed products from my store as well as some incredibly creative products from a few amazing SLPs!  Hint:  you should follow their TPT stores so that you can see the great materials they make too!!  Don’t forget to pop over to Jenna’s blog, Speech Room News,  to find TONS of SLP links for their linky recommendations too!

On Monday, November 30-December 1st, many stores will be having storewide sales on their products (including mine), BUT as a bonus gift, TPT is giving you an additional promo code to bring your discounts up to as much as 28% (use promo code: SMILE).  I feel like Oprah, YOU get a discount, and YOU get a discount!  So here are a few of my favorite things  (you sang that too, didn’t you?)  that are in my cart and my store (click on the pictures for the links):

What's In My Cup?  Inferences and Vocabulary              Untangle the Message:  Summarizing

Peppermint Point of View


My SmartmouthSLP holiday themed social language products will take you from your littles to your middles (and beyond)!  These seasonally themed activities are perfect to work on inferences, similarities/differences, point of view and Tier 2 vocabulary for summarizing

I am LOVING this whole body listening product from Daria over at Speech Paths!


How cute is this Winter themed Feelings product from my friend Meredith at the Peachie Speechie?

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Holiday themed carryover ideas for families are wonderful this time of year!  Check out this packet by Jenna Rayburn :

Learning through play handouts

Last but not least, Short and Sweet Speech has an adorable Naughty or Nice themed social skills product that I can’t wait to buy:

Santa's Social Skills: Naughty or Nice?

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!!!

Spooky Speech Treats

sid and sis trick or treat


The Holiday roller coaster is just about to start with Halloween later this week.  Luckily, it falls on a Saturday, so we get to avoid the sugar craziness and crashes this year.  I have a fun social story product about a pair of siblings, SID (socially inappropriate dude) and SIS (socially inappropriate sister), to talk about expected and unexpected behaviors on Halloween.  You can find it in my TPT store, SmartmouthSLP.   As a treat, I also found a few fun FREEBIES for speech this week on TeachersPayTeachers and wanted to share them with you!

Halloween vocab cardsThese cute vocabulary cards from Teaching Talking can be used in games and therapy this week to address prepositions, following directions, expressive language, and more!

halloween house

I LOVE this adorable paper bag puppet idea to work on spooky speech from Table Top Tales

witchs hat

Want a cute way to work on Yes/No questions with visual support? Check out this freebie from Speech Time Fun !

candy corn challenge

Looking for a yummy way to get 100 target responses in artic?  Try this tasty challenge from Peachie Speechie !

halloween exit slips

Last, but not least, I really like these Halloween themed “ticket out the door” to reinforce what we work on in therapy from Creative Speech Lab.

Happy Halloween friends!   If you have other spooktacular freebies for speech, please share your links here!

“Talk Like A Pirate Day” is Dead Ahead….

Pirate Day graphic

Gold Country SLP set up this great linky to highlight pirate themed products for “Talk Like a Pirate” Day on September 19th!  I love a good theme and this is a fun one!   A whole week of articulation, language, fluency, and social skills with a pirate punch!  If you are like me, I try to get my thematic materials together a week before (or sometimes the morning of, if I am honest) scouring my files from years before, Pinterest and TPT.  Well, we have done the work for you here!   Check out my pirate themed products from my TPT store and products from some of my favorite salty SLPs (click on the pictures to link to the products in TPT)!

This social skills packet is perfect for preK through young elementary students!

This 50 page Pirate’s Guide to Navigating the Social Seas product is packed full of activities to work on social language skills with your preK, early elementary kiddos and students with mild cognitive impairments.

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This social skills squish product, “Arrr You Using Your Words?” is a fun play doh mat activity to work on expected/unexpected choices when using or losing words with BIG emotions !

Want more pirate booty to add to your therapy treasure trove? Don’t forget to click on the linky picture at the top of the blog for more pirate activities! Check these out from my speech mateys including pirate themed articulation cards from Gold Country SLP,  pirate WH questions and stories from Peachie Speechie, and even some big kid fun with inferences and vocabulary for upper elementary and middle schoolers from SLP Runner!

pirate articwh pirate questions

pirate inferencing

Magically delicious ideas for March…


I am home from school today due to a sparkly and dangerous glaze of ice across north Atlanta!!  It’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner with temperatures in the 20s (and below!). As I sip my hot cocoa in my jammies today,  I thought I would share some packets and freebies from TeachersPayTeachers to get ready to tackle social language concepts as we March into the next month!

I created a social language packet with a St. Patrick’s Day theme   HERE   It’s more than 20 pages of figurative language, inferences, point of view and language activities that dovetail with Think Social concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner.

The Peachie Speechie has created this fun idiom activity for the popular Cariboo game HERE   Speech therapy is always more fun with a game, right?

I am loving this social conversation freebie from Nicole Ravettina  HERE  Great idea for homework!

One more freebie from the talented Jenna Rayburn is a cute leprechaun trap activity that aligns nicely with Michelle Garcia Winner’s Unthinkables and Superflex characters   HERE

Stay warm friends and with any luck, we will have springtime temperatures soon!!