If you are a Speech Language Pathologist and you are looking for some- keep reading! There are so many advantages to using themes in therapy. If you are a themed therapist or just getting started, you’ll definitely want to read this list of themes for speech therapy!
I have listed all of my favourite Speech therapy themes by month - and they will last you the year! You can use them with your preschool and early elementary students.
I included a variety of holidays and non-holiday themes, so there is something for everyone on your caseload! Themes can be used anytime are list below!
Make sure to snag the speech therapy theme calendar at the end!
Speech Therapy Themes for January
New Year’s Day/Eve
Chinese New Year
Speech Therapy Themes for February:
Ground Hog Day
Speech Therapy Themes for March (one month I often use year round themes - see list below):
St. Patrick’s Day
Bunnies and Eggs
Speech Therapy Themes for April:
Speech Therapy Themes for May (this is a month I often use year round speech therapy themes)
Speech Therapy Themes for June:
Speech Therapy Themes for July and August
Canada Day/4th of July
Speech Therapy Themes for September:
Back to School
All about me
Speech Therapy Themes for October:
Speech Therapy Themes for November
Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day
Speech Therapy Themes for December:
Anytime Speech Therapy Themes
Fruit + Vegetables
If you aren’t a themed SLP, you might find this list really overwhelming and have no idea where to start! I would recommend a few products that will get you well on your way with using themes!
Cover and Say Articulation: This resource includes over 25 themed cards and sheets for each would in all word positions, so you can pull any set of themed cards and mix with whatever speech sound target you're working on!
Sensory Bins for Preschool Speech Therapy: There are over 30 themes in each of these sets (Sensory Bins 1.0 and Sensory Bins 2.0) of Sensory Bins. They can be used seasonal themes (like fall, winter, and spring), holidays (like Christmas, Birthday, Ocean, Easter, Hanakkuh, and Valentine's Day), and year round themes (like Pets, Zoo, Ocean, and Farm). These mega kit includes sensory bin pieces, "can you find" legend, and labels for each theme, as well as 12 open ended scenes and 5 visual supports for describing, speech sounds, and categorization. Check out a free sample here. Check out this blog post if you need ideas of how to use them.
Articulation word list: A go to resource with articulation targets for all speech sounds that you can use during play within themes (and includes bonus therapy ideas)! Check out this blog post if you need ideas of how to use them and snag this Pets Themed Freebie!
Game Companions for Speech Therapy: This HUGE product includes Game and Toy Companions for over 50 games and over 60 Targets (include a BUNCH of themed vocabulary cards!)
Make sure to download the free list of preschool speech therapy themes to help your make your planning easy!