111: Using Simon’s Cat in Speech

Using Simon's Cat in Speech




A couple of weeks ago, I shared my favorite YouTube channels for using nonfiction during speech therapy sessions. Now, I am sharing my all-time favorite YouTube Channel—Simon’s Cat! 

If you aren’t familiar with this channel, it is full of videos that are no more than ten minutes long. They are all black and white and share the stories and adventures of a man and his cat. So why do I love it so much? Because all of the videos are wordless! 

If you know me, you know that I absolutely love using these types of resources in my speech therapy classroom. Whether it is wordless picture books or wordless videos, their benefits in a speech therapy setting are endless. 

You can use wordless resources for things like body language, facial expressions, inferencing, predicting, and summarizing— just to name a few. The sky really is the limit! These videos are short, entertaining, and so easy to use in speech therapy. 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, join me as I share why I love this YouTube channel so much, more benefits of using wordless resources in speech therapy, and tips and tricks for using these videos in your classroom. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The benefits of using wordless resources in speech therapy
  • Skills you can target with wordless resources
  • Pairing activities with these videos
  • How to incorporate these videos into your therapy sessions
  • My all-time favorite Simon’s Cat videos


There is so much fun to be had with this YouTube channel, and I am so excited to share it with you all so you can start using them in your therapy sessions. I know you’ll love these activity ideas and your students will too! Check out these videos by visiting YouTube here. 

If you want more fun ideas, make sure you check out my Facebook group, FUNctional Speech Therapy Ideas for School SLPs.  This is a group for SLPs where we share fun ideas, YouTube channels, free resources, tips and so much more. We would love to see you there! 

If you are interested in joining my membership, SLP Elevate, you can do that here. You’ll get exclusive, monthly themed speech therapy materials that you can’t get anywhere else! You’ll also get community support so you can take the bulk of lesson planning off of your plate. 


Using Simon's Cat in Speech


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