Teddy Talker ™ Product Review and Giveaway!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I have recently seen a new product called Teddy Talker ™ all over social media! Everyone that had their hands on one of the products raved about it. So naturally I had to check it out! I contacted the wonderful people over at Creative Speech Products and they offered to send me the Teddy Talker Teach Together Tool Kit and the Teddy Talker Combo Pack. I am beyond excited to share this review with you all!
If you have not yet heard of Teddy Talker, it's a tool for speech production that promotes auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learning. In addition to speech, it also promotes rhyming, sound blending, consonant clusters, phoneme changes, sound associations, and connections for phonemes and graphemes. Teddy Talker also helps your students learn while addressing Common Core standards (you can learn more about that on their website here.)
The Teach Together Tool Kit includes a binder with reference materials for therapy at home and in educational settings. The pages are black and white (great for making copies) and uses the Teddy Talker visuals. One of my favorite things included in this binder is a paper version of Teddy's face and articulators. My students love having their own personal Teddy to practice with! The best part is when they used their own teddy to teach each other. 
When you purchase the toolkit, you also revive a free digital version of the book for easy download and print access to the materials. 
-Teddy Felt Board
-Articulators
-Felt cue pieces
-Tongue puppet
-Learning Letters
-Reinforcement rhyme cards
-Mouth Position Cards
-Carry Tote
I love everything that is included in the Teach Together Tool Kit, but I got SO much use out of the Combo Pack. I was amazed at how engaging the graphics and felt pieces were for my students. In fact, I used Teddy with both my students and my daughter. I have a pretty wide range of goals to address with my students and I could use Teddy with almost all of them. Teddy's visual cues have been wonderful tools for my students with apraxia. In addition to the felt board, the Teddy Mouth Position Cards are very helpful for teaching sounds and placement. 
Teddy has also been oh so helpful with my soon to be kindergarten students learning letter names and sounds. I have also loved using Teddy with my articulation and phonology students. The voice on/voice off bow tie along with mouth position cards are the perfect tools for helping students work on their speech skills. 
I am so glad that I came across this product by Creative Speech Products. As a visual learner myself, I cannot say enough good things about Teddy and all the visual support he provides. The graphics are engaging for students (and adorable, by the way!) I look forward to using Teddy with more of my students in the future. 
Do you think Teddy would be a good fit for your students? Enter below for a chance to win a free digital copy of the Teach Together Tool Kit!!
**Make sure you have an updated email with Rafflecopter. I will be contacting the winner through email on Monday**

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SLP Trading Post: Articulation Placemats & Giveaway!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Have you checked out any of the other SLP Trading Post blog posts? I teamed up with Jessica from Figuratively Speeching to check out her Articulation Placemats! I am always on the hunt for more fun articulation activities so I was very excited to check these out. 
Jessica has a few packets of placemats that target different sounds. Inside each packet is:
-Parent Note 
- 42 Homework pages including: a word list for each weekday, two tick tack toe boards, a section to unscramble words, a section to draw a picture, and a spinner. 
I love that she included a parent note explaining what the activities are and why homework is important. Even better, she explains that this activity takes less than 5 minutes… perfect for those busy families!
The homework pages are lots of fun. They are even student approved! I have used these placemats as therapy activities as well as homework activities. You can download a copy of these in Jessica's Teachers Pay Teachers store here! 
Don't forget that the Teacher Appreciation Sale is going on today and tomorrow. 
Snag these placemats at 28% off now!
Enter below to win a copy of these awesome placemats from Jessica!

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Teacher Appreciation Sale: What's In Your Cart? Linky Party

Monday, May 4, 2015
Yay for Teacher Appreciation Week! No matter if you are a teacher, therapist, assistant or coach, you make a difference in our students' lives. With the end of the school year quickly approaching, why not snag a few items that will help your last few weeks of planning go smoothly? I only have 5 weeks left before I go on maternity leave so I am definitely on the look out for items that will help me during my last few weeks. 
I am linking up with Jenna from Speech Room News to share one of the new items from my store as well as what I plan on putting in my cart tomorrow. Check it out :)
I recently added WH Question Scenes to my store. I have a new student that I have been working hard on answering wh-questions with, so he inspired this fun activity. You can see it in the store here.
Now on to what I plan on purchasing in the sale…
Beach Grammar by Jenn is exactly what I need… grammar activities with a fun summer theme!

I love Whitney's book club companions, so May's is on my list. 
The Dabbling Speechie's flip books look great! I always need more articulation activities. 
Nicole's Speaking or Writing Prompts looks great for my older students working on writing, or my articulation students working on carryover skills. 

I love Jenna's Preschool Summer Packet. This will be perfect to send off with my students before I leave for the summer. 
Happy shopping! 
Don't forget to use the code word: THANKYOU to get 28% off your purchases!

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