Learning and Sharing




How much time do you spend planning each week?  I probably spend more than a few hours each week setting goals, organizing, planning and prioritizing for my therapy and coaching sessions and specialized reading tutoring.  The progress of my clients depends on it.  Today, I wrote reports, created rubrics, put together executive skills workbooks, and printed/laminated/cut out activities for the coming week.  These are some of the tools and activities I’ll be using:

There is always room in the multi sensory reading program for fun activities.  After all the drills, my clients enjoy these games designed to support Orton Gillingham multi sensory reading instruction.


Syllable Patterns



Short vowels

As an Executive Function Skills Coach, I find these fun, humorous sticky note pads helpful in assisting my clients with organizing, planning, prioritizing and juggling multiple tasks.



I am working with some adorable first graders.  These cool activities boost naming and rhyming skills.


Whew, that covers some of my week.  Now for the social learning plans…



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Augmenting speech/language therapy and multi-sensory reading tutoring



Hello October!  I love fall and I cannot believe it is flying by me.  Hopefully, I can get up to the mountains to see some beautiful colors later in the season.

I am always looking for ways to augment my therapy.  Yesterday, I learned about and was trained in Integrated Listening Systems.  iLs will augment the multi-sensory reading tutoring that I do as well as speech and language therapy. I think I will try it out on myself first-at 61 I can use any and all ways to improve brain function!!


Osmo Words is another tool that I use to support speech/language and reading.




My students like this wordplay game.  The language processing required to make “smart guesses” and not act on the first thought that pops into one’s head, helps with impulse control too.

If you read my last post about the props I use with students who are working on impulse control, here is something else that I found to add to my therapy sessions –


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My students identify with Hunter and his special brain.  They like the way he creates a tool to help him learn self-control skills.

Hope you find these helpful.





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