In 1978, my salary for the school year was $6,400.
|A Peabody Language Development Kit|
I was always looking for low-cost therapy materials. I made my own games, articulation cards and most other therapy materials. This involved actual drawing, coloring, cutting (with scissors) and pasting (with glue) to create these materials. I would have absolutely loved to have had access to speech and language resources now available on the Internet.
As I begin this blog, I am in my 33rd year of working for my local school system as an SLP. I have worked with elementary and middle school populations and, for 20 of those years, was privileged to work in early childhood special education classrooms. I currently work in the Assistive Technology Department as an SLP and no longer provide therapy services; nevertheless, I continue to search for affordable speech and language ideas to use during training and assessment.
I would like to share the great therapy ideas that I find daily as well as the substantial number of resources and activities that I have collected during my career. Throughout each week, I will be posting affordable activities and resources for SLPs on my blog. I welcome all comments, questions, and suggestions. If you would like to contact me directly, send me an e-mail at Diana@thebudgetslp.com.
Please come back often.