I Love Speech Therapy

Update Regarding COVID-19

  • March 16, 2020



    Dear parents of Speech/Language students, 

     

    Due to the emergency closure of schools in the state of Illinois, I am providing you with some activities and resources to continue to work on your child’s speech and language skills while at home. There is no need to keep a log of the activities completed, as they are rather meant to give you some ideas and continued opportunities to work on speech and language while with your child at home. The great thing is that you can pick and choose what activities work best for your child given their unique needs! I have tried my best to label activites and resources based on the skills targeted to make searching for goal-related activites simple. (Note: click the "more" option at the bottom of the page to discover addtitional learning links)

     

    Here are a few additional websites that address a variety of skills:

     

    Quia.com https://www.quia.com/web (there is a free 30 day trial) This website has interactive games for articulation, similarities, differences and other language concepts.

    StoryPlace.org: StoryPlace.org is a website that has a number of online stories and interactive activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents. A book list that corresponds with each theme is also offered.

    PBSkids.org: Between the Lions: This website corresponds to PBSkids television show of the same name. It offers many language and literacy activities for preschool and elementary-aged children. It includes stories to view and listen to, many vocabulary activities, video clips from the show and information for parents and teachers.

    FunBrain.com; This website offers a number of free online games for kids. Games touch upon a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun! Check out Plural Girls, Grammar Gorillas or click on the reading tab for some great language activities.

    Scholastic.com: Scholastic.com’s Family Playground is a great website for preschool and school-age children and their parents. This website includes a variety of games and activities for children related to popular characters and children’s books such as Clifford, Magic School Bus, Walter Wick, and I Spy

     

    I look forward to seeing your child when we return back to school.  In the meantime, if you have any questions (e.g., what are my child’s goals?), please feel free to reach me at ekvillarreal@dps61.org. I will do my best to respond to all emails in a timely manner.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Emily Villarreal, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Stevenson Elementary