We've all been there- between paperwork, evaluations, IEP meetings, bus/lunch/recess duty, PD that doesn't apply to our profession, fire drills, etc- sometimes there just isn't time to plan the therapy we envision. More than once, I've decided on a therapy activity while walking the students down the hall for their session. In general, those sessions have worked- a hallmark of being an SLP is being able to think on our feet and modify sessions as needed- but having an overall goal and theme for sessions is a useful practice. Thankfully, many talented SLP's have created membership-based sites that do much of the planning for you, so I've compiled a list of those sites below to help you work smarter, not harder!
Titles are linked for your convenience!
3DSLP is a subscription box run by amazing SLP Amy Kunstle. It combines literacy-based activities with materials guided by Universal Design for Learning tenets. It's mission is "To delight, de-stress and deliver to you high quality, professionally-curated language and literacy materials to teach and empower children through language learning." Each month's box has a specific theme, ranging from cars to spring foods and once they're gone, they're gone. I've used this resource myself and was able to use it for an entire month of therapy with a preschool age caseload.
Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP, founded The Speech Therapy Solution as a way to help make other SLP's lives easier. It includes many different options for learning, materials, and feedback.
Target Ages: Not specified; school-based SLPs
Marisha is an SLP who loves to share her amazing organization tips and tricks along with helpful information for other SLPs. She created the SLP Now membership to save other SLPs time and headaches.
Target Ages: not specified; school-based SLPs
More of set of therapy tools than a lesson plan membership site per se, SLP Toolkit was created by SLPs Lisa Kathman and Sarah Bevier to streamline paperwork for SLPs.
Contents: online resources accessible anywhere including
Therapy plans for articulation and language. Articulation plans address 20 different sounds in all word positions, and language plans "include describing, prepositions, rhyming, pronouns, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, multiple meaning words, vocabulary, past tense verbs, plurals and sequencing!" Purchase orders are accepted and there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
Ages: preschool through early elementary
I'm Jill! I love to create and blog about fun, evidence-based resources that make the lives of parents and busy SLPs easier.