This year we (along with Jessica Finch, The Speech Peach) registered to do a poster session at the conference. Our session is entitled, You Know the Drill! Practical, Fun Activities for Increasing Student Engagement During Articulation Drill & Practice. Research indicates drill and practice has been shown to improve performance by "systematic repetition of concepts, examples, and practice" (Lim, Tang, & Kor, 2012). Additionally, Weichman & Balfanz collected data showing a 27% reduction in caseload when drill and practice activities were used (2007). We all know drill and practice can be so BORING! That's why we wanted to do this poster session, so we could share our ideas on making drill and practice fun for the students. Our presentation will include SLP-made low-tech and high-tech therapy ideas, commercial products and apps we like and recommend, and TpT products designed for drill and practice.
If any of our blog followers are from Georgia, please plan on stopping by to see us! We are going to have many of the materials on hand for you to see AND we are doing free give-aways!
For those of you who aren't from Georgia, here's a free sample from one of new packs that will soon be available on TpT. I absolutely love this carnival games pack and I cannot wait to use it with my kiddos! The entire pack is designed to be a fun way to create and elicit numerous speech and language practice opportunities. Click the picture below to download your free sample today and be sure to look for this pack which will be available soon in our TpT store!
We'd love to hear some comments about the free sample if you have a minute to leave one! We hope to see some of you next week at Best Practices! :)