It’s almost that time for your first, back to school, speech therapy session! As I say every summer, ‘I can’t believe how fast this summer went!’. I hope that you are all thoroughly enjoying your summer.
As many of you know, I am taking this year off to spend with my 2 (soon to be 3 in December) children. I now have a little more time on my hands, so I figured I can help the SLPs who are busy with the back to school craziness. So, if you have no idea what to do for your first therapy session, I have you covered!
I have found that there are 5 essential steps to having an amazing and successful first speech therapy session. In this post, I will give you the 5 essential steps. However, make sure to download the FREE session handouts for exact steps on how to carry out your first speech therapy session.
Here are my 5 essential steps…
#1 Get to know your students!
#2 Go over their goals!
#3 Have your students create their own goal!
#4 Go over the speech room rules!
#5 Go over the daily speech schedule!
There are multiple reasons that I have found each step to be essential. Overall, if each of these steps are completed, your students will feel comfortable, inspired, excited for speech and most of all, start off the year as active participants in their own therapy. Now, please DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLES, so you will be ready before the school year even starts!