Welcome to the ECE Speech and Language Site! This site is managed by Emily Shultz, MS, CCC-SLP. The purpose of ECE-SLS is to keep parents informed of my monthly general lesson themes and goals, to provide another way for families to stay in touch with me, and to share resources about speech and language.

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The Kids on the Bus
Posted by Emily Shultz on March 23, 2016 at 12:03pm

We've been practicing friends' names, singing to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus." For example, "Emily on the bus goes, 'hi, hi, hi!"


The first day we did this activity was St. Patrick's Day, so the leprechaun got to ride, too :)

Last week, a bus like this and a page of all the children's pictures were sent home. Put the bus over the picture page, and practice the song with your child!



Room 7's Wacky Wednesday
Posted by Emily Shultz on March 23, 2016 at 11:51am

Last Wednesday, the kids had a blast participating in Wacky Wednesday. It was a good time to practice using descriptive words, to talk about the wacky clothes kids were wearing and the wacky ways teachers rearranged the room.




Super Wacky attire!

Posted by Emily Shultz on February 29, 2016 at 5:39pm

Many of the student's in Room 108's morning have been working on understanding and using "in" and "on." They love to pose for pictures! We talked about these in group. Look for more coming home in a little book.


V. and C. are ON the trikes!


Z. is ON the trike!


V. is ON the loft!

Happy Winter Break!
Posted by Emily Shultz on December 17, 2015 at 4:05pm

Here's a visual calendar for kiddos who will be waiting to come back to school! We hope you have a fun break together and look forward to seeing everyone back in the new year!

For ECE Classrooms:



For Room 7 at the Children's Center:


Small Groups
Posted by Emily Shultz on December 17, 2015 at 2:49pm

On Wednesdays we have small group time in Room 7. We rotate curriculum-based activities between the groups during the month so everyone has focused time with each topic. This week, my group talked about feelings, and noticed how the parts of people's faces change in photos of different feelings. The kids demonstrated angry face:


and happy face:



Last week was letters. We noticed the letters in each others' name tags, and formed letters with play-dough. This was also a great opportunity to work on social communication around negotiating who would get which color, and sharing!


Fun in the Gym
Posted by Emily Shultz on December 17, 2015 at 2:40pm

The kids are doing fabulous activities with Teacher Blyn in the gym. I've really been enjoying participating. In addition to the gross motor benefits, they work on following directions, staying with the group, and sometimes communicating with a partner. In this fun "sleigh ride" activity, I heard kids asking each other "fast or slow?" telling their partner when they were ready to go, and of course lots of giggling and smiles!


Posted by Emily Shultz on December 02, 2015 at 1:43pm

The theme this week in Room 108 is "Family." In speech-language sessions, kids have been working on family title vocabulary, and identifying members in pictures. I used pictures of cartoon characters' families to make it fun. Here they are for you to try too - but I'm sure your little one would like looking at your own family pictures best!

Daniel Tiger Family       Caillou Family       Little Bear Family

I used this vocabulary page as a visual prompt. I asked kids to "show me the mommy," etc, while pointing to the Mommy symbol. They also answered, "Who is that?" by speaking or pointing to one of the symbols.


Going on a Bear Hunt
Posted by Emily Shultz on November 12, 2015 at 11:22am

Room 108 has been reading and talking about the book "Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen this week and last. The kids are doing fabulous artwork with it! Today at circle time we read it and made a little play schema with it, moving a figure through each obstacle. Here is a vocabulary page. You can review the words with your child. It also is a great way to encourage them to participate in telling the story. Leave off the last word and let them point or say it to fill in.



Are your kids going Trick or Treating?
Posted by Emily Shultz on October 28, 2015 at 1:41pm

Trick or treating is fun! It is also WAY out of the regular routine. Even if your went last year, your child may not remember what to expect. For kids who are anxious in new situations, PREVIEW and PRACTICE are key! Some ideas:

-Play trick or treat with puppets or dolls

-Practice wearing the costume, or just looking at it

-Practice trick or treating, either at doors of your rooms at home, or arrange to knock on a friend's door

-Preview with one of the stories below



Have fun!!

Leaves Everywhere
Posted by Emily Shultz on October 22, 2015 at 4:02pm

I've been using this book with many of my students, individually and in groups. It's part of a series made by an SLP out in NC. It's simple, predictable, and a great way to use those "location words!" Some kids also played a "hide and find" game with my silk leaves, practicing giving and following directions using ON and UNDER. See it and even download it for yourself here:

While you're there, check out some other great resources on her site!


I've been using it to target



-articulation (especially /s/ and /f/)


-group participation

Here's one student practicing putting the leaves UNDER: