Speech Therapy

Allison Seeman  —  Speech Therapist
seemana@truman.k12.mn.us    |    507-776-2111 xEXT#3942

Forms and Documents

Speech Distance Learning Plan

Allison Seeman, M.S., SLP- hours: M-F 8:30-3:00 (available via email)

Email: seemana@truman.k12.mn.us Phone: email me and I will call you

Therapy hours: scheduled on an individual basis TBD 

(can be flexible if need be, I will be in contact with each parent)

  • Direct Therapy will be provided via Zoom or Google Meet (family specific) once a week Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday by the speech therapist. The time will depend on service minutes in the IEP. The time will not occur when the child has virtual class. 

  • Home programming therapy will be done once a week at home with materials, resources, and activities provided by the speech therapist. Some will be paper copies and some will be electronic via See Saw.  Paper/Pencil materials may need to be delivered.  They will be delivered by van and put by your front door.  You will receive a phone call if you are not signed up for school lunch. At this time delivery will be the same time as the lunches are being delivered.

  • The therapist will provide specific instruction each week on what to do during home programming, no need to stress or worry! :) 

  • Therapist will connect with each family to check in on progress, Thursday or Friday via method preferred by family (we will determine what works best for each family)

  • Virtual IEP meetings will occur, we will meet online as a team as if it were in person. We will schedule them and get you the materials electronically for now.

  1. How to connect to Zoom or Google Meet, the therapist will send an email or a See Saw message with a link at your scheduled therapy time. Click on the link and connect.

  2. How to connect to See Saw, download the parent app (families) and student app (class). I will send specific instructions via email on how to set up the login and get access into the speech class. There is an individual  code.

Other Resources
 FREE Language Resources and Materials
  • Following directions: make food (follow a recipe), multi-step art project (lots on Pinterest, I will also provide some), cleaning, making slime/playdough, playing a game

  • Comprehension: read a book, ask questions

  • Comprehension: Read Theory, I have set your child up. I will get you login and specific instructions!!

  • Packets I send home

  • Any of these language games: https://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html

  • Playing and talking with your child, experiencing new things brings new vocabulary

  • This website has specific language activities and lists, scroll to the bottom and find your child’s goal, verbs, directions, grammar, etc: https://www.home-speech-home.com/speech-therapy-word-lists.html?fbclid=IwAR08mYVLtj3ImTW7Z4zvAZ1WEPzlSOlw8PNP1KxUbkSxHT7i2KZoUTNE-Ic

  • Apps to consider downloading: My body parts, kids english, word vault, sentence maker, Comprehension builder, Super Duper wh-question cards (free version), Super Duper using I and Me fun decks, HB following Directions, HB Auditory memory, Super Duper Let’s Name Things (free)

FREE Articulation Resources and Materials 

Tips & Tricks

  1. Do not just drill your child with words, phrases, or sentences. I typically let them say the word, phrase, or sentence 3 times then take a turn for a game, do an art project, or anything to give them a break and keep them focused while being entertained. I will model on our first Zoom therapy session.

  2. If your child produces the sound wrong, model it for them and have them imitate it again. If they get it wrong again, model it then move on. It will make them more frustrated if they continue to have unsuccessful attempts. 

  3. Practice, practice, practice. The skill does not come overnight, it may take months, it could take days. Your child had a habit of saying the sound incorrectly, so it takes time to learn and break the habit. 

  4. On an average therapy day of 20 minutes your child should have produced the sound 60-100 times. 3x per word, phrase, sentence, which is a total of 20-30 words, phrases, or sentences.This includes producing it incorrectly as well. At home I know it will be different, it’s okay! :) 

  5. An easy way to keep track of data would be + for correct 0 or - for incorrect. Then add up all the + and put over the total to get your percentage. Example: 25 + , 5 - making it a total of 30 attempts. 25/30=83%