Speech Language Pathologists sometimes find themselves doing therapy or assessments in all sorts of different places. One of my favourite places outside of class or a therapy room is in the gym. It is a great place to bring moving in speech therapy. If not in the gym, I still build in movement as much as possible. Why?
5. Many movement activities can be quickly done (e.g. run to the wall and back). This allows for many opportunities to practice their speech and language skills. These activities are typically easy to prep. For a fun quick way to use movement even in smaller spaces, click here for the free activity. If you are curious about how to use balls in therapy, check out this post. If you are looking for the different activities I use, check out this blog post.
Overall this has been very successful and just as importantly the children have fun. What are your favourite ways to move in speech therapy?