114: Literacy-Based Therapy Part 1: Before Reading Activities

Literacy-Based Therapy Part 1: Before Reading Activities




If you know me, you know that I love incorporating books and literacy-based activities into my speech therapy sessions! 

It allows me to plan easily, quickly, and effectively. I can use one resource with as many groups as possible or even with mixed groups with many different goals. It also allows me to correlate what we do in speech therapy with what they are doing in their classrooms. This means I can mimic their classroom lessons and teach them how to use the strategies that we worked on in the speech room to improve their outcomes. 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I am talking all about before-reading activities. Why before reading? In order to incorporate reading lessons they may be doing in the classroom, we need to focus on before, during, and after reading activities. 

This means you are doing a whole lesson before even starting a book or article! Doing this gives your students a better chance to grasp the text and understand the lessons. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Why I love using literacy-based activities in speech
  • Why you should do before, during, and after reading activities
  • How before reading activities helps us assess background knowledge
  • Before reading activities that you can do in speech
  • What goals you can target with your activities 
  • Tools you can use during before reading activities


I give a ton of different before-reading ideas, strategies, activities, and tools you can use in your speech therapy sessions in this episode. These activities are great for getting your students motivated and excited to read the text which will increase their engagement. 

This episode is part of a three-part series on before, during, and after reading activities, so make sure to tune in next week to learn more about activities and ideas you can use while your students are reading. 


Literacy-Based Therapy Part 1: Before Reading Activities


Joke of the Week:

Q: Why did the teacher write on the window? 

A: To make the lesson very clear. 


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