Speech Therapy Subscription Box

During a break between sessions at KSHA, Melissa and I happened upon the “Speech Therapy Essentials” booth. Speech Therapy Essentials is a subscription box, akin to Stitchfix. As you may have guessed, this subscription includes therapy materials. Each box comes with at least one book, various other therapy related materials, and a supplementary sheet that gives ideas as to how to use the materials. Melissa purchased one box and we thought it would be fun to give you a list of all the items so that you can share how YOU would use them. Each idea you share in the comments will afford you one chance to win that item! You have until next Wednesday (4/17) to share your comments. If you win, we will either send you the item via or deliver it to your school!

If you are interested, you can find more information about the boxes here.

Here are the items:

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16 thoughts on “Speech Therapy Subscription Box

  1. Katie Cohen says:

    Love this idea!

    The dry erase dice could be used to address following (multi-step) directions with embedded concepts. It appears there are 4 dice, so 1 dice could have positional concepts written on each side (under, over, beside, etc), 1 dice with quantity concepts (3, 4, etc.), 1 dice with item/ manipulative (erasers, coins, tokens, letters, etc.), and 1 dice with target verbs (place, toss, slide, scoot, etc.).

    Essentially you could make the activity as challenging or as easy as you choose for each student by having him/her roll only 1 dice to work on quantity or positional concepts. Or increase the difficulty to include 2 dice, 3 dice, or all 4 dice.

  2. Holly Hamill says:

    For the “Duck on a Bike” book, the obvious thing that comes to mind is to target final /k/. There are lots of words in the book to provide practice (ex. duck, bike, cluck, look, like, etc.). You could also target final consonant production and /k/ in all positions. After reading the book, you could also target greetings as each page keeps the pattern of the duck saying “Hello ____(fill in the name of the animal)!”. Other targets that come to mind are answering questions about the pictures and what the duck is doing (actions) as well as using plurals. I love using literature in therapy. I could see this being a big hit with the little ones!

    For the dry erase cubes, the first use that popped in mind was to form simple sentences using “Pronoun + Is + VERBING + (how or where)”. they could roll the dice to make the sentence. Or you could use them for teaching subject verb agreement. For articulation, the dice could be used to help with phrase level – all target sound words on one dice and a filler word on the other one (such as little, my, our, big, your) to read aloud for correct production practice. My students LOVE rolling the dice in any game!

    This box is a cool concept, wish I’d come up with the idea!

  3. Courtney Brock says:

    The plastic items could be used for both fronting and memory. You could show all objects for 1 minute then put them away. See how many the student can recall! Still using at the word level but more spontaneous.

  4. Courtney Brock says:

    The dry erase dice could be used to write nouns on one and verbs on the other. Roll the dice and make a sentence using your targeted speech sounds. Record their sentences and have them monitor production and graph it for you!

  5. Courtney Brock says:

    One die could have actions containing the targeted sound or vocabulary, then other has numbers on it. If you rolled jump and 3 then you would have to jump three times!

  6. Courtney Brock says:

    The plastic toys could be placed into a paper bag. The student reaches in and tries to guess what he/she is touching

  7. Courtney Brock says:

    spatial concepts and following directions for the plastic toys. Give the student a direction (put the dog on the car) then the student can take a turn telling the SLP where to put the item.

  8. Courtney Brock says:

    In a group students, one die can have students names on it and the other can have numbers. Whatever name turns up has to say a word from their list x number of times and the student will judge accuracy.

  9. Courtney Brock says:

    If you don’t have the EET kit/dice, you could use the dry erase dice for attributes, whatever turns up are the 2 type of attributes they will have to give

  10. Courtney Brock says:

    shapes or pictures can be drawn on the dice to target quantitative concepts. Compare the 2 dice and determine which one is more/less/equal

  11. Sarah Crady says:

    I would use the dice to target articulation at the word, sentence and conversation level depending on what the student was working on . Each turn the student would roll the dice and either practice the word, put it in a sentence or roll multiple dice to create a story.

  12. Sarah Crady says:

    The book looks like it would be great for targeting final consonants for younger kiddos. While talking about the characters and re-telling the events the student could be targeting final consonants.

  13. Sarah Crady says:

    For the box with “Fronting” manipulatives- I would obviously use that to target sounds, but it would be good to use in a mixed artic/language group as well. You could practice prepositions and following multi step directions such as “open the box and put the cup in” or “put the dog under the box and the comb on top.” You could also target comparing and contrasting color/category/use with the various objects.

  14. Melissa G. says:

    The red item looks to be a rubber-ish mat used for feeding…?? Maybe? Instead of separating different food items in the “car compartments”, it could be used to sort other items such as speech words. If a target sound is in the “front” of the word, it would be place in the “front” of the car. If the target sound is in the “middle” or “back” of the word, the picture or word could be sorted into the “center” or “back” of the car. If the mat is rubber-ish, it could be used as a mat to roll traditional dice. I use mats or trays whenever I use dice in an activity because it keeps the dice from bouncing all over the table and onto the floor. The mat could be a fun way to sort craft items such as beads, clips and glue sticks. The mat could also be used as a prompt item when describing items (one attribute per compartment on the tray).

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