Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Why SLPs Need TpT Linky Party!

Hi friends!  I am so excited to be linking up with Speech Time Fun for the first time EVER :) This is a great linky party discussing why all SLPs need Teachers Pay Teachers in their lives. Check out some other blogs in this linky to see why TpT is so amazing!

Just around this time last year, I stumbled across Teachers Pay Teachers while frantically searching for some new materials to use with middle school students (there are never enough activities for that age group!). Little did I know what a FABULOUS resource TpT was. I quickly realized that this was my new go-to for therapy materials. Only because there are SO MANY WONDERFUL things!

TpT has helped me to become a much better SLP all around.  For one, I have learned a ton about what other therapists do, how they address different goals, and have found so many great ideas to add to my repertoire. Two, I have built a huge collection of a variety of awesome materials to use throughout the year, without spending too much money (because, let's face it- we don't want to spend all of our HARD earned money on materials). And three, I have learned how to make my own activities to use and to be able to share with others. All in all, TpT is a fantastic resource to find materials you need quickly, created by SLPs, at a GREAT price!

Here are some wonderful SLP sellers and resources that I have found:

Curriculum Based Language Assessments by Nicole Allison

These language assessments have been so helpful!  I use these when I need to do a quick check of language abilities in preparation for a student's Annual Review.  They provide much needed information in order to update my student's goals and they give me an idea of where that student is performing in relation to the level they need to be at for their grade (which is wonderful information when working in a school).

Speech Tube- A YouTube Speech & Language Companion Packet by Jenna Rayburn

This packet has been extremely motivating for my older students (even with middle schoolers last year, who weren't a big fan of speech!). You can address a variety of goals and it's great for mixed groups- which is awesome!

Here are some of my other favorite SLP sellers and bloggers to follow (who I have purchased products from and/or plan to purchase some items from VERY soon!): Miss Speechie, Speech is Sweet, The Speech Owl, Mia McDaniel, Speechasaurus, The Pedi Speechie, Speech to the Core, The Speech Space, The Speechstress, Natalie Snyders, Gold Country SLP, Small Talk SLP, and Mrs. Jones Speech Room.  There are so many more!! I can't possibly list all the great SLP bloggers and stores- but go check out Teachers Pay Teachers and see how it will change your world! :)