Mixing Work and Play

By: Jillian Klatt Sometimes the best way to keep students excited about learning is to incorporate lessons right into the familiar activities that they already love. With a little bit of creative thinking, speech therapy can be hidden in almost every existing game! One of the ways Mrs. O mixes learning and play is withContinue reading “Mixing Work and Play”

Learning a Second Language

By: Jillian Klatt This Thursday, Mrs. O worked with a student who is learning English as a second language. This student is not yet in elementary school, so the goal is to get her vocabulary built up large enough to keep up with her fellow classmates and teachers when the time comes next year! DuringContinue reading “Learning a Second Language”

Practicing Speech Sound Discrimination on the WonderBus

By: Jillian Klatt On this day, Mrs. O used a Lindamood-Bell program, called LiPS®, to practice speech sound discrimination with a student who struggles with reading. Speech sound discrimination allows a listener to recognize the individual sounds that make up a word, rather than the letters that may show up in text. For example, theContinue reading “Practicing Speech Sound Discrimination on the WonderBus”

The WonderBus Goes to Preschool!

By: Jillian Klatt One of the many benefits of the WonderBus is that it can go almost anywhere, allowing Mrs. O to bring her office right along with her when she visits her students for individual speech therapy sessions. Just the other day, Mrs. O parked her bus right outside a preschool and signed aContinue reading “The WonderBus Goes to Preschool!”

First Day of the Superhero Summer Camp!

By: Jillian Klatt This past Wednesday was the first ever day of the Wonderbus Superhero Summer Camp, and it was a blast! Mrs. O’s goal for the camp is to give her students an extra push on their language, expression, and social skills. The day started with a yoga circle and some breathing exercises ledContinue reading “First Day of the Superhero Summer Camp!”