Saturday, November 2, 2013

Carryover S.O.S. {LINKY PARTY}

Today I'm joining the linky party hosted by Jenn over at Crazy Speech World - Carryover S.O.S: Strategies for Speech Therapy!

Below, I've listed a few of my go to activities used for carryover and generalization of skills.

1. Carryover Notes Home - I will select an activity (or set of activities) and send it home with a note for home practice. I don't like sending too much "homework" home, however if there is an extended break (fall break, winter break, spring break, etc..) I will generally send something home. For articulation/phonology,  I like The Giant Book of Phonology (especially for the auditory bombardment lists), The Jumbo Articulation Books,  5 Minute Kids Articulation Home Activities, Say and Do Rebus Stories, Artic Tickle Stories, and Conversation Scenes/Starters. For language, I love sending retell activities home (I typically have retell activities in all of my book companion sets), book lists (to go along with retell), and fold and flip language/vocabulary books (Fold and Say - Basic Concepts, and Fold and Say - WH Questions are a few of my favs).

If you'd like to download a copy of my Notes Home click on the links below. There are two forms on each sheet. I print out multiple copies, cut them in half, and put them in a folder on my desk. When I need to send practice activities home, I pull one out, fill it out, and attach it to the assignment/activity.


2. Notes on desks (and on the refrigerator at home) - Post-It Notes, Laminated Cards, a Symbol Picture Card...whatever it is that my student chooses as their reminder is what I will use. Typically we will discretely place one on the corner of the desk as a reminder to use good sounds (or complete sentences, etc...). Then, I will send a little note home and have the student put one on their refrigerator for a visual reminder at home too. I've also used bands and/or bracelets. It just depends on the student, but it's important for them to choose and have ownership of whatever it is.

3. Classroom Appearances -  It's amazing how much of a visual reminder I become to my students! I LOVE going into classrooms, and it's amazing to see my kids make progress where it really counts!

Don't forget to head back over to the LINKY PARTY to check out what other SLPs are using! Enjoy!


  1. It sounds like you and I are doing a lot of the same things! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Great minds think alike, right?!? :) Thanks for hosting!