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Knowing When the Conversation is Over Practice
Knowing When the Conversation is Over Practice

Download Activity and Lesson Plan Conversations are the building blocks of social interaction. For elementary school students, especially those with social communication difficulties, recognizing when a conversation is coming to an end can sometimes be challenging. As...

Free Preschool WH-Question Finger Puppets
Free Preschool WH-Question Finger Puppets

Download Activity and Lesson Plan As early childhood speech pathologists, we're always on the lookout for creative and effective ways to enhance our young learners' language comprehension skills. WH-questions form the foundation of our ability to understand and...

Free Middle School Connected Comments Activity
Free Middle School Connected Comments Activity

Download Interactive Activity Middle school is a critical time for developing advanced communication skills that will serve students well into adulthood. As speech pathologists, it's our role to provide students with the tools they need to engage in meaningful...

Free Elementary Valentine’s Day Social Skills Craft
Free Elementary Valentine’s Day Social Skills Craft

Download Activity and Lesson Plan Valentine's Day isn't just about candy and cards; it's a perfect opportunity to reinforce social skills like kindness and empathy in the classroom. This year, make Valentine's Day memorable and meaningful with our Free Elementary...

Increasing Agency for High Schoolers
Increasing Agency for High Schoolers

Download Free Flashcards National School Counseling Week offers a unique opportunity to focus on empowering our high school students to take control of their lives and decisions. Increasing agency, or the ability to act independently and make choices, is a critical...

The Power of Yet School Counseling Lesson
The Power of Yet School Counseling Lesson

Download Free Discussion National School Counseling Week is an opportune time to reflect on the impactful role counselors play in nurturing the academic and personal growth of students. This year, let's focus on instilling a growth mindset with the concept of the...

Acts of Kindness Bulletin Board for School Counselors
Acts of Kindness Bulletin Board for School Counselors

Download Free Bulletin Board National School Counseling Week 2024 presents a unique opportunity for school counselors to emphasize the importance of kindness in elementary schools. Fostering a culture of kindness not only creates a welcoming environment but also...

No-Prep Activities

Changing the Channel on Big Emotions: A Guide for Educators
Changing the Channel on Big Emotions: A Guide for Educators

Introduction Emotions and feelings are an inherent part of our daily experiences, and they can be both positive and negative. Sometimes, we encounter big, negative emotions like anger, frustration, or sadness, which can dominate our thoughts and impact our...

Teaching Kindergarten Students the Importance of Asking Permission
Teaching Kindergarten Students the Importance of Asking Permission

Introduction Asking permission is a crucial skill for young learners to develop. It teaches them the importance of respecting others' belongings and personal space, and helps to foster a positive classroom environment. In this blog post, we will discuss the concept of...

Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through Social-Emotional Learning

Introduction Problem-solving skills are essential for students, especially those in special education. These skills can help students navigate their emotions, communicate effectively, and build positive relationships with peers and educators. In this blog post, we'll...

Switching Tracks: Adapting to Change in Group Activities
Switching Tracks: Adapting to Change in Group Activities

Introduction Switching Tracks is a crucial skill that helps students adapt to change, particularly when working in groups. Change can be challenging, and unexpected alterations in plans can cause feelings of anxiety or upset. To better navigate these situations,...