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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. See the pictures down below for some quick ideas.

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Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

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

Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Use the SLP Now materials for easy, scaffolded practice! (WH Questions pictured)



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Have students drawing pictures on post it notes for describing and sequencing practice.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Use the sticky notes for easy sequencing.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Store the sequencing visuals in the book for future sessions.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

We used sticky notes to describe pictures in the book using the EET.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Using a quick visual to work on compound sentences.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

Perfect activity when paired with sticky notes! Easy to move and reorder.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

A quick craft for some sequencing, basic concepts, following directions, and drill.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

A quick craft for some sequencing, basic concepts, following directions, and drill.



Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

The SLP Now Membership includes quick reinforcers. This basketball game was fun!


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.

Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

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!

Do you need some speech therapy ideas for March Madness? I've got a few fun and engaging basketball-themed activity suggestions in this blog post, so click through to read them and catch a video tutorial!

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)!


SLP Tip

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

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    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!

    • Reply
      Marisha
      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.

    • Reply
      Marisha
      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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    Heather Freeman
    March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I love the sticky note idea- I think I’ll use describing words and position words to place on pictures on the pages of books, and then incorporate the basketball idea! My jumpy K & 1st graders will love it! It’s always good to incorporate movement! Thank you!

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      Marisha
      March 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Oh I love that! Love the idea of identifying the targets ahead of time and having students stick them in the book!

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