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Ms. Karlyn's Speech Corner

I am missing each and every one of you very much!!  I hope you are all staying healthy and well. I am sure you are continuing to work and maintain those skills learned in therapy! Look through your Speech folder at the homework calendars or previous homework for some activities and skills you can work on at home.  Below are several resources that will help you until we are in school again.  These are NOT mandatory, simply options if you would like to work on your speech and/or language skills.  Email is the best way to reach me at this time.  Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.  Please know that I am thinking of you all and can't wait to (hopefully) see you in August.  Have a great summer!!!!  
Ms. Karlyn

Week 8: Speech Activities

Monday: Play Tic-Tac-Toe by writing words with their sounds on the spaces. Say each word 5 times as you play the game.

Tuesday: Draw an animal that has your speech sound.  Say the word 5 times.

Wednesday: Pretend you are going on vacation.  Name 10 things you’d pack in your suitcase that have your speech sound.

Thursday: Play a game with your parents or siblings.  Practice using your speech sounds during the game.

Friday: Pretend you’re driving to your favorite restaurant/store/place.  Name 5 things with your speech sound that you’d see on the way there.


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Week 8: Level 1 Language Activities

Monday: Name 3 parts of a dresser.

Tuesday: Name 3-5 items from the group: Farm Animals

Wednesday:  Where would you find these things: Milk, hanger, book

Thursday: What group do these items belong in? Peach, Apple, Pear

Friday: Find 3 things made of wood


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Week 8: Level 2 Language Activities

To help with understanding and use of both oral and written language you can complete the following with your student

Monday: 20 questions.  Guess the answer based on the following clues.  I am a PLACE

1)  I am in America   2) I am named for a US president   3) I am a capital city   4) I am home to Capital Hill.  5) My initials stand for District of Columbia   6) I can see the Lincoln Memorial   7)  I am the only US City not in my own state   8) The Supreme Court meets in me  9) Visit the White House when you visit me.

Tuesday: Syntax- Sentence construction-

Make a sentence using the following conjunctions    1) Since    2) Although   3) Because

Wednesday: Following directions- Give your student a pencil and a blank piece of paper. Let them read the following-

Instruction- read through ALL the following steps before you begin. Read the directions carefully and do exactly what they say.

  • Number your paper 1-10
  • Write your first name in top right corner
  • Circle the second letter in your name
  • Write your age on the bottom of the page
  • Write the alphabet
  • Draw a star in the middle of the page
  • Tell someone you love them
  • Yell “I AM FINISHED”
  • Do not do any of the steps above. See how important it is to follow directions!

Thursday: Context clues-

  • Your neighbor is a police officer. How would you know?
  • I’ve heard that three times now.  I am calling 911.  When would you think this?
  • Don’t forget the luggage and your passport. What could be happening?

Friday: Social/Feelings-

  • What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Why was it hard? What could you have done to make it easier for yourself?
  • Who do you most admire and why?
  • What do you find irritating?

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Week 8: Fluency Activities

Monday: Say the following sentence using “easy/fluent” speech, then again with “bumpy/dysfluent” speech. Do you like pickles (several food items)?

TuesdayTell 5 things you would take on a picnic, using slow and easy speech.

WednesdaySay the following sentence using super slow speech then again with super-fast speech. “Did you see the firetruck?"

ThursdaySay the following sentence using 1 or more pauses. The kids had fun at the beach.

FridayPeople usually don’t stutter when they sing, whisper or talk in unison.  Give it a try!  Sing your favorite song and see if you notice any stuttering moments.


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Week 8: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 Why do I communicate? To advocate for myself

  • That’s not what I wanted
  • I need help
  • I don’t know
  • I need a break

 When do I self-advocate?

  • When I’m tired—I need a break
  • When I’m frustrated—Help please
  • When I’m confused—I don’t know

 How can you self-advocate this week?


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Week 8: Preschool Speech-Language Activities

Monday: Read the book “Jump, Frog, Jump!” with your child or watch the book online at

Tuesday: Have your child point to vocabulary of pictures in the book, such as “Point to the frog” “Point to the snake” or label the items in the book by saying “What is this?”

Wednesday: Work on spatial concepts (examples: in, on, under) by asking your child “Where is the snake?” (ex: in the grass) Where is the turtle? (ex: under the net) (Where are the kids? (ex: in the boat).

Thursday: Ask your child questions about the book such as “What did the frog do?” “What sound does a snake make?” “Where does a fish live?”

Friday: Have your child retell the story


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