Resources for SLPs During School Closures

With schools and cities closing all over the state country world, it’s a strange time for work. Because even if the school building is temporarily shut down, that doesn’t mean that we stop working, right?

Right. Our kiddos still have needs, and we still want to help them.

We are dealing with a different set of circumstances though — using materials in the speech room vs. sending them home, and relying more on parental support to make sure our students are still doing the work that needs to get done… even among the pandemic.

So what’s an SLP to do?

Luckily, you don’t have to come up with the answer to that — because we’re in this together and I’m thrilled to be sharing some resources with you!

We’ve been working remotely at SLP Now for years… which means we have more than just therapy prep and caseload management tools to help you out. 💪

Sending Home Materials

I created a set of literacy-based therapy units that parents can easily implement at home. Click here to check them out!

Here are some other free resources:

Natalie Snyders has quick handouts from home practiceat home word lists for articulation and phonology, and a three-week basic homework packet.

Primary Punch has another quick home program and home practice handouts.

Peachie Speechie created a fluency therapy home practice packet.

Simply Special Ed created a home schedule.

For even more materials, check out Kirstin Immicke’s roundup.

Abby from the Type B SLP also shares a super helpful list (including free materials and handouts as well as websites and teletherapy resources).

Keeping Up With Paperwork

All of my usual paperwork tips still apply, but–if you’re struggling to focus at home–I can’t recommend Focusmate enough. It’s an online platform where you get partnered with another person. You say “hi”, say what you want to accomplish, and get to work! The sessions are 50 minutes long–just long enough to actually get some work done.

As I’m writing this blog post, I’m “working” with a 7th grade teacher who is grading essays.

Best part is that you can get three free sessions a week! Hello, productivity. 😎

Providing Teletherapy

A lot of us are being asked to provide teletherapy services, and a lot of aren’t sure where to start!

I wrote a few blog posts on teletherapy, including an amazing interview with Sarah Lockhart from SLP Happy Hour.

The Informed SLP made an amazing review of telepractice research.

We know there are a lot of questions surrounding teletherapy, and we’ve got some resources coming your way very soon! Stay tuned!

More Resources?

Do you have any other resources to share? Comment below!

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Hi there! I'm Marisha. I am a school-based SLP who is all about working smarter, not harder. I created the SLP Now Membership and love sharing tips and tricks to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most--your students AND yourself.

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  1. Heather B says

    Thank you!! I was stressed about how to best support my students and their families during our school closure. This is super helpful!

  2. Cathy says

    How do parents use these literacy based therapy units? I suppose they are required to print them out? I guess I am trying to see how parents can utilize these remotely.

    • Marisha says

      They don’t have to print them! They can open the PDF on their phone/tablet/computer and just use them as a guide when discussing the books with their child!

  3. Debra says

    Any free access to the picture books in your home unit online? Many of my families don’t have access to books at home.

  4. Marie says

    Thank you! Your resources look awesome! Do you have any free literacy-based resources for preschoolers? Thanks!

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