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Therapy Inspiration: Basketball

I know how tough it can be to even think about therapy (especially this time of year)! I hope these therapy ideas are helpful. Scroll through the pictures above for some quick ideas.

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The two books included in the Basketball Theme are Dino-Basketball and Allie's Basketball Dream.

More Ideas

We added vocabulary words and articulation targets to orange pieces of paper. We practiced our targets, crumpled up the papers, and played a quick game of basketball.

Add articulation targets to the basketball craft. My articulation stickers or themed vocabulary cards (included in the SLP Now Membership) work really well with this!

I'll be sharing more ideas on how to use themed materials for a variety of skills (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, compare/contrast, inferencing, story retell, and more)! If you'd like, you can enter your name and e-mail below to receive updates.

Chance to Win!

Let me know what you did (or are planning to do) with this theme.

Comment below or tag me on Instagram (@slp_now)!

I will randomly pick someone to win a fun prize. You could be featured in this post or on Facebook/Instagram (with your permission, of course)!


If you haven't already, download the Epic app for instant access to free books! Check out this video tutorial to get started.

Hint: You can download Dino-Basketball for free using the app!

Keep being an awesome SLP!
- Marisha

Feeling bored in therapy? Check out this post for a round-up on therapy ideas around a BASKETBALL theme!

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This theme goes perfectly with my March Madness lesson. As a Kentuckian, I like to read a book about going to a UK game at this time of year. It is a fun collaborative lesson because I talk briefly about colleges across our state and what state regions they represent (Bluegrass, etc.) it is never to early to spark interest in higher education!

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      March 21, 2017 at 9:27 am

      That sounds awesome, Angela! What a great idea. 🙂 Agreed 100% on sparking interest in higher education!

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    Kristin Park
    March 21, 2017 at 5:19 am

    I haven’t started the basketball theme since we had three snow days and a two-hour delay last week (yay Pennsylvania!), but I LOVE the orange sticky notes and bucket idea! My kids tend to like crumpling and destroying papers, so I’m sure they’ll be thrilled when they’re actually supposed to be doing it! Can’t wait to try it out.

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      March 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Oh man! I can’t even imagine. It’s been 90 degrees in Arizona. ;D
      I’d love to hear how the sticky note game goes!

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