Today’s blog post is all about Speech Therapy Notebook Benefits! It is part of a series helping you to get the most out of Interactive Notebooks for SLPs. If you haven’t already read the first post in this series, head over here to read all about getting your notebook set up and to snag yourself two great freebies!
Are There Any Speech Therapy Notebook Benefits for SLPs?
Notebooks are a great tool for therapy and here at Teaching Talking we are the home of the original and best interactive notebooks for SLPs. Our Articulation Notebooks are the best selling Articulation Product on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Whether you are already using our products or just getting started, we want to make sure you have all the support you need. A properly designed and implemented notebook set up can help the busy SLP with your therapy planning, practice, progress monitoring, and proof.
Using Interactive Notebooks to Plan Effective Therapy
Interactive notebooks can be used to plan therapy both effectively and efficiently. The week by week record of student work in a notebook format allows for easy review and modification of your therapy planning if necessary.
One of the biggest Speech therapy notebook benefits, however, is the option to ‘front-load’ your planning and prepare everything ahead of time.
You can plan as little as one session at a time – or as much as a month – based on your preferences along with the knowledge of the rate at which your students’ progress.
Front loading your planning in this way is more efficient and takes less time overall. It also means that your stress levels decrease. You know that you are ready and organized for your upcoming sessions. No more last minute scrambles or missing materials. Now that is worth a bit of effort upfront and notebooks make it easy!
You can design your notebooks yourself using worksheets along with freehand entries.
You can use a complete package of pre-prepared pages (such as our value bundles).
The third option is a combination of the above. You can use a packet of templates as a time-saving starting point. Then add in your own ideas and materials.
Whichever option you choose, you can be sure that your planning will be thorough and easy to set up!
In our next post, we are going to talk about how to use Interactive Notebooks in large groups. Don’t miss it, there are some surprising advantages I’m sure you weren’t expecting!