92: SLPs Love Game with Maria Kotsonis

SLPs Love Game with Maria Kotsonis




Are your speech therapy sessions fun?

Today on SLP Coffee Talk, we are talking all about having fun with your students by playing games in speech! 

Speech therapy can be challenging for students and making games out of your lessons can be a great way to boost their morale and increase engagement. 

I sat down with Maria Kotsonis to chat about creative ways to make your therapy sessions fun and something that your students will look forward to. 

Maria Kotsonis has been a speech-language pathologist for over 8 years. She graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's degree from St. John's University. Maria is a proud NYC Department of Education Employee. 

She is also the co-host of the podcast SLPs Wine and Cheese. Maria is certified in PROMPT and uses it to drive her assessment and treatment. Maria has also worked as an adjunct professor at St. John's University and has been a speaker at conventions and professional developments.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Ways to make speech fun
  • Games you can play in your classroom
  • How to handle students who don’t do well with games
  • Tips for implementing games
  • The best games for articulation, sentence structure, and more
  • The best places to buy games for your classroom
  • Maintaining behavior management while playing games


We all know that speech can be challenging for students, and it can be especially difficult if they feel they aren’t making progress on their goals. 

Games are a great way to increase both educational outcomes and morale!

Maria has so many tips on how to play games in speech therapy in a fun and educational way. I hope you get a lot of ideas and inspiration from listening to this episode with Maria and me.

Don’t forget that you can grab my Things We Do Not Say In Speech Signs freebie in my TpT store!


SLPs Love Game with Maria Kotsonis


Joke of the Week:

Q: How do trees get on the internet?

A: They log on.


Resources Mentioned: 

Follow SLPs Wine and Cheese on Instagram

Follow Maria on Instagram

Check out Maria's Patreon

Listen to the SLPs Wine and Cheese Podcast

Things We Do Not Say In Speech Signs


Where We Can Connect: 

Listen on Your Favorite Podcast Platform

Follow to the Podcast

Follow Hallie on Instagram 

Follow Hallie on Facebook

Follow Hallie on Pinterest 


Follow & Review on Apple Podcasts

Are you following the podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to follow today so you don’t miss any future episodes! I already have so many amazing guests and topics lined up, I would hate for you to miss a single one!  Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts.

Could I ask a big favor? If you are loving the podcast, I would LOVE it if you would leave me a review on Apple Podcasts. I read each and every review.  Plus, you get to pay it forward because it will allow other teachers like you to find the podcast! Wondering how to leave a review? Click here to review, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review”.  So easy and so appreciated! 


Do you have a question you would like me to answer on the podcast?