Musical Messages This music wall for pre-K is just outside my speech room. The pre-K teachers give the children sticks and let them go to town! When I first saw it, I thought, “Really? That’s going to be noisy!” But actually it’s fine, and so cool—why not use it for hands-on ... Glimpses
Free
Glimpses  |   October 01, 2016
Musical Messages
Author Notes
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Acoustics / School-Based Settings / Healthcare Settings / Glimpses
Glimpses   |   October 01, 2016
Musical Messages
The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.21102016.6
The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.21102016.6
This music wall for pre-K is just outside my speech room. The pre-K teachers give the children sticks and let them go to town! When I first saw it, I thought, “Really? That’s going to be noisy!” But actually it’s fine, and so cool—why not use it for hands-on treatment?
SLPs can turn almost any activity into therapy gold—I’m always considering the language opportunities. I have the children bang on different objects and decide if each one is loud or soft. We play all the things that are round, then those that are not round. We try all the things down “low,” then play all the things up “high.” Which cowbell is below, which is above? Do they sound the same or different? Why do you think they sound different? Oh, and an added bonus—we get to move treatment outside!
About me:
I work in a small Texas school district with children ages 3 to grade 4—heavy on the preschoolers! In addition to small groups, I have two groups of up to 10 preschoolers for intensive two-hour sessions (with a para who helps). I incorporate story time, art, centers and 1:1 time with each child.
After school, I work PRN with adults at our local hospital. I belong to the Frenzied SLPs Facebook group and I contribute to the Speech Spotlight blog. I enjoy getting creative and making therapy materials for my students, which I share on my blog, Speech Sprouts, www.speechsproutstherapy.com.
0 Comments
Submit a Comment
Submit A Comment
Name
Comment Title
Comment


This feature is available to Subscribers Only
Sign In or Create an Account ×
FROM THIS ISSUE
October 2016
Volume 21, Issue 10