60: Put the Play in Preschool Speech Therapy with Anna Dalziel

Put the Play in Preschool Speech Therapy with Anna Dalziel

Do you struggle with staying patient, calm and confident with the preschool population?

Younger students can definitely be a challenge!

I am excited to be talking about this on today’s episode with my guest, Anna Dalziel.

Anna Dalziel, MSc.SLP, R,SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who works primarily with 3-6 year olds with severe speech and language delays. Anna loves play based therapy, treating speech sound disorders, and working closely with her student’s families. She is a proud mom of two young boys and a Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) Author of speech therapy materials at Anna Dee SLP

This is a really helpful episode for all SLPs who work with younger students, but there are so many pieces of advice from Anna that can benefit SLPs working with students at any age.



In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Tips for those who have students that struggle with play
  • Why it’s okay to work on play as a goal
  • Go-to toy items to use with students
  • Goals you can work on with things like play-doh and magnets
  • Common challenges when working with preschoolers
  • How to help students that can’t sit still
  • Tips for dealing with lack of teacher or staff involvement
  • Ideas for interactive ways to use books and toys

I love the tips and advice that Anna gave for working with parents and teachers and also the reminder that kids are just kids.

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Put the Play in Preschool Speech Therapy with Anna Dalziel


Joke of the Week:

Q: What did the zero say to the eight?

A: Why do you get a belt?


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