Anyone else struggle to keep track of all the speech therapy materials? There are so many amazing resources out there; it’s easy to quickly accumulate a pile of materials! Have you ever bought something you already own? Or bought new materials because it’s easier to buy something new than dig through the mess of materials you already own? Guilty as charged! Once I got organized, however, I found this happened a lot less.
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Here’s a peek at how I organize those themed materials…
My Favorite Organizational Tools
I then bought file folders (Amazon affiliate links). I splurged on my favorite color, but they have cheaper options, too!
Organization in Action
I ended up creating one folder for each theme. This makes it easy to store craft templates and book guides.
I store the books behind the folder for each theme, so it’s super easy to find what I need.
Bonus hack? Use library pockets to store your visuals for that book!
I use my SLP Now Membership to keep track of my other activities electronically. Instead of printing out hundreds of pages, I just access the materials as I need them. (This has helped my speech room be much less cluttered!)
I’m able to pull up many of the activities on my iPad, so I don’t even have to print! If I do need to print an activity, I can quickly find it on the membership site and hit print. I get to skip lines at the copy machine, which is a huge plus for this busy SLP.
You can also store your favorite activities on your computer (read more here!) or on Google Drive.
If you need to have your paper resources, there are a number of organizational tools you can use to store those packets/activities. Here are some that I’ve tried…
Want more ideas? Check out this blog post! I show how I organize my skill-based resources.
Therapy Planning Process
When it comes to therapy planning, I’m able to quickly grab a book, a book guide, and other activities from my seasonal box. If I need any additional materials, I print out activities from SLP Now. Then, I keep all those materials in a speech bin or therapy cart for easy access throughout the week.
Easy Book Inventory
Wondering how to keep track of all the books? I use an app to keep track of my books!
So there’s a peek at my themed lesson plan organization! How do you organize your themed materials?
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