116: Literacy-Based Therapy Part 3: After Reading Activities

Literacy-Based Therapy Part 3: After Reading Activities



Let’s talk about after-reading activities for speech therapy! 

This is the last part of a three-part series all about literacy-based therapy. In the last episode, I covered during-reading activities that you can do to make sure your students are understanding what they’re reading, critically thinking, and taking good notes. In the episode before that, I shared some before-reading activities that would get your students excited about reading and assess their background knowledge. 

Stretching out your reading lessons before, during, and after reading is a great way to really dive deep into the text and help your students grasp important elements and concepts. 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, we are diving into my favorite activities to do after reading a text. This allows your students have a more in-depth understanding of what they read and what they learned. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The benefits of doing after-reading activities in speech
  • How after-reading strategies build confidence in our students
  • How to easily incorporate these activities during group therapy
  • Tips for using dramatic play after reading
  • Ways to teach main idea and skimming 
  • How to use games for comprehension


Reading strategies that take place after reading are used to summarize, wrap up, and finalize the information that they have learned or should have learned while reading. We don’t want to teach students that you're done with a book after reading it. We want them to think deeply and learn from it! 

If you didn’t get to listen to the other two episodes yet, make sure to listen to check out before-reading activities, and during-reading activities so that you can incorporate the whole set. 

If you are looking for more reading activities to do with your speech therapy students, I have you covered! Check out SLPelevate.com for high-interest literacy-based activities that incorporate all the common speech goals. You’ll get exclusive minimal-prep activities each month to help you engage your older speech therapy students!


Literacy-Based Therapy Part 3: After Reading Activities


Joke of the Week:

Q: Why did the student do multiplication problems on the floor? 

A: The teacher told her not to use tables. 


Resources Mentioned: 

Before-Reading Activities

After-Reading Activities

SLP Elevate


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