Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Speech Room Must-Haves: A Guide for Setting Up Your Speech Room

Over the last week or so, I have asked all of you on my Facebook page about some of your must-haves for your speech rooms!   I asked primarily to help me set up my speech room for the fall, but I found that the information was so helpful that I thought I would compile it all in one spot for easy reference later.  This is a great list for a first-year SLP, but I think seasoned SLPs may find it helpful, too!  Perhaps you will find something you hadn't thought about yet or a book you haven't used!  This post does contain affiliate links for your convenience.

So without any further ado, here are reader-submitted must-haves for your speech room.

  • Color scheme-- Do this first!  It will make the rest of the planning easier.  
  • Boxes and bins (rectangular) 
  • Rolling office chair
  • Fake plants/ tree
  • Rug
  • Lamp (desk or floor)
  • Address labels on everything you purchase with your own money
  • Fabric for bulletin boards
  • Index Card Case for flashcards
  • Kidney table
  • Pocket charts
  • Rolling Cart

  • Cardstock
  • Artist's Spray Mount
  • Sharpies
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Foam stickers
  • Washable paint
  • Paper plates
  • Paper bags
  • Glitter glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

  • Touch and Learn: Emotions app
  • Superflex...A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum 

  • Bubbles
  • Vampire teeth
  • Sticky hands
  • Poppers
  • Anything from Oriental Trading Company
  • Smencils (smelly pencils)
  • Silly bands
  • Little toys from kid's meals
  • Free rewards from Natalie Snyders

  • Respect others
  • Respect yourself
  • Be prepared
  • Six feet on the floor (four from chair, two from child)
  • Keep hands out of your mouth
  • Hands to yourself
  • No thumb sucking
  • Treat me as you would your classroom teacher
  • Take turns
  • No laughing at or making fun of others
  • No interrupting others

Anything else you would add? 

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  1. That's an excellent list! As I was reading through the furniture/decor list, I got a couple of ideas for my new room that was my old room in my new school that was my old school! :)

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    1. I don't really know! I was wondering that myself. A reader just suggested it. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

    2. Articumazement: A Pathfinding Game for Articulation and Language Practice

  3. Great list! I would add the Llama Llama book series and anything by Karma Wilson. And for younger kids, Pop goes Pig is a great game.


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