146: Using Song Lyrics To Target A Variety of Goals


Have you ever used song lyrics in your speech therapy sessions? 

I’m all about using my students' interests which is why I have high-interest themes in my membership every month. One of those interests is music.

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I’m sharing how you can use song lyrics to target a variety of student goals while keeping students engaged. 

There are always going to be students that complain that speech activities are boring. Over the years, I realized that I have to use their interests and change things up each and every time. I can’t use the same lessons or games or worksheets in my sessions because it gets old for students really fast. 

A lot of students spend their free time listening to music on their iPads or watching music videos on YouTube, so why not use that to our benefit? The tips in this episode will help you use song lyrics to work on multiple different goals. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The importance of shaking things up
  • The benefits of using your students’ interests in your sessions
  • Tips for working on articulation goals
  • How to use song lyrics for inferencing
  • Ways to use lyrics for social skills
  • How to find song lyrics to use


You can take any goal you're working on and use lyrics to make it motivating, engaging, and relevant to your students. It makes lesson planning so much easier when you only need one piece of material to run as many groups as possible!

That's what makes being a speech therapist so amazing. Every day can be different, and we can have so much fun while working on our students' goals and seeing them have those “aha” moments.

If you want to learn more about my membership which has high-interest theme activities that are easy to prep, make sure to check it out at slpelevate.com



Joke of the Week:

Q: What did one pencil say to the other on the first day of school? 

A: Looking Sharp. 


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Check out SLP Elevate for more high-interest theme activities


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