Therapy

Dave Baker, Speech Therapist
Elementary Center
bakerd@gnasd.com
Remind App (email for code)

Alicia Boniewicz, Speech Therapist

Kennedy Early Childhood Center
boniewicza@gnasd.com
Remind App (email for code)

Alyssa Wisnosky, OT
Kennedy Early Childhood Center, Elementary Center, Educational Center, High School
wisnoskya@gnasd.com
Remind App (email for code)

Kaitlyn Zaloga, Speech Contractor
Kennedy Early Childhood Center, Elementary Center, Educational Center
ksmithery@gmail.com

Lauren Malacari, OT Contractor
Elementary Center, Educational Center
OTcontractor@gnasd.com
Remind App (email for code)

Leann Everett, PT Contractor
Kennedy Early Childhood Center, Elementary Center, Educational Center, High School
Leverett85@gmail.com

SPEECH THERAPY MATERIALS 

On the listed websites, there are a list of materials for everyone in speech therapy to access. There are word lists for articulation (speech sounds), language tasks, stuttering information, and social language tasks. Each student knows what they have been working on in speech therapy and should know which task to use. If you have any questions, please email the appropriate speech therapist and we will gladly get back to you. 

Free Language Stuff: Language worksheets and activities in more than 20 areas
www.freelanguagestuff.com

Mommy Speech Therapy and Home Speech Home:
Tips and techniques to help your child with each area.

www.mommyspeechtherapy.com
https://www.home-speech-home.com/

The Stuttering Foundation and Stuttering Therapy Resources:
Tips for helping your child with stuttering.

https://www.stutteringhelp.org/7-tips-talking-your-child-0
https://www.stutteringtherapyresources.com/

Articulation, Language, and Social Language Tasks
https://www.home-speech-home.com/speech-therapy-word-lists.html


Occupational Therapy Materials Below you will find a variety of occupational therapy websites to help maintain your child’s skills. Please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate occupational therapist via email with any questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/

https://www.toolstogrowot.com/free-therapy-resources/sort/date-new https://dltk-kids.com/ http://therapystreetforkids.com/ https://www.education.com/games/typing/ https://www.education.com/resources/other-handwriting-practice/ https://www.woojr.com/category/printables/printable-crafts/

Physical Therapy Review Below you will find some activities to review for your strength, range of motion, and coordination. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns via the email provided and I will reply as soon as possible.

​Stretches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xELgfiXSw-s Dance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk KidsBopDance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ&t=16s

  1. Hopscotch: Get out your chalk or get creative with colored paper/cardboard-whatever you have to make your hopscotch pattern. *Don’t forget to focus on hopping from 1 foot to 2 feet.*


  1. Jumprope: Pick a stationary object and FOCUS. Try to see how many times you can jump through the jump rope with BOTH feet in 30 seconds. 


  1. Kickball: Grab a sibling or parent and kick a ball back and forth. See how many times you can get it to each other without missing. 


  1. Play catch: Remember to use your hands and not your body to catch the ball, stuffed animal, pillow, pair of socks, etc. 


  1. Underhand toss: Practice tossing a rolled up pair of socks or small ball to another person,  into a laundry basket, box, or another container. Remember to step with the opposite foot!


  1. Standing on one foot: Stand as long as you can without losing your balance or hopping. Find a target and FOCUS. See if you can count to 20 or sing a song (Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Happy Birthday, ABCs, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, etc.) before putting your foot down. Try both feet! 


  1. Hop on one foot: Now you can hop but again, FOCUS on an object so you aren’t hopping all over the place. See if you can hop 15x on each foot without losing your balance. 


  1. Tightrope walking: Imagine a tightrope, draw a line, or lay some ribbon down and try to walk heel to toe without falling off the tightrope! 


  1. Obstacle course: Make your own obstacle course to include jumping over something, weaving in between objects, commando crawling under something, and running to the finish line. 


  1. Jumping Jacks: (Starfish jumps) Count how many you can do! 


**Spell out your first name, middle name, or last name and complete the activity listed for each letter. You can get creative and spell anything you want!**




A- Jump up and down 10 times

B- Spin around in a circle 5 times

C- Hop on 1 foot 5 times (choose a different foot each time)

D- Walk like a bear for a count of 10

E- Run as fast as you can to the nearest door and back

F- Do 5 frog jumps

G- Tip toe for 10 seconds

H- Catch/throw a ball 5 times

I- Choose your favorite yoga pose and hold for 10 seconds

J- Balance on your left foot for 5 seconds

K- Balance on your right foot for 5 seconds

L- March for a count of 15 (high knees)

M- Crab walk for a count of 10

N- Walk sideways for 10 steps, alternating the leading foot

O- Hold a plank for a count of 5

P- Kick a ball back and forth 8 times

Q- Gallop like a horse for a count of 12

R- Bounce pass a ball back and forth 6 times

S- Reach for the sky for a count of 10

T- Walk backwards 10 steps

U- Skip around the room for a count of 10

V- Fast walk to the nearest door and back

W- Log roll for a count of 10

X- Walk like a wheelbarrow

Y- Hold a bridge position for a count of 5

Z- 5 arm circles on each arm



If it’s possible-I’d love to see a video or pictures of you each spelling out your first name!