Hello Everyone! 

I made a FREE boom deck just in time for St. Patrick's Day. This goes along with one of my favorite books for this holiday, "How to Catch a Leprechaun" by Adam Wallace. 

I included story sequencing, temporal questions with first, last, before and after, story retell with picture support, and two levels of comprehension questions! This is jam-packed with goodies for your language therapy and can be used with a wide age range (K-5th). 

Add it to your BOOM library for FREE!  https://wow.boomlearning.com/author/coylescommunication

I have only ONE WEEK until Spring Break 2022 and I am Ready! 

Love, Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP

    My Speech Community Highlight for today is a Medical SLP, Amanda Weissberg. I saw her Harry Potter sorting hat SLP correlation video and thought it was the best thing ever! I am a Ravenclaw and so I guess I am in the best SLP setting for my personality and character traits- which I was not expecting. I loved this, Amanda! The combination of two of my favorite things- Harry Potter and Speech!!

Thank you for sharing. 

You can find Amanda Here:

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Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP 

Hi, I just set up a Go Fund Me page so that I can buy four iPads for my speech room. Click the GFM button below to learn more. Thank you for reading about it!

Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP


      Youtube has a LOT of content so I have compiled my favorite channels and links and organized them into categories so you can easily find a video that fits your speech and language therapy goals. I love to Sing!! and sometimes singing words and concepts with the right side of our brain helps us to be able to say those same words with the left side of our brain. Do you have some favorite videos or channels that I don't have below? Please leave a comment and tell me about them!

Youtube Channels: 

Books/ Read Aloud Channels:

Books I Love: 

Temporal (Time)


Simple Vocabulary/ Categories/ Functions:

Social Skills:

Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP


     I first wrote about edpuzzle, HERE. Edpuzzle is a cool website that lets you embed content into videos such as quizzes or information. I used the book, Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson to create a guided speech therapy session targeted on the /sh/ sound. It is public so anyone can use this resource that I created for free. 

     I love this book because it does have a LOT of great /sh/ practice, but it is also a wonderful story of friendship. I embedded 10 content stops into the video for lots of great literacy based /sh/ practice. You can access the video, HERE

     While I love edpuzzle, I don't love the limitations. You can only create 20 videos for free. However, they have a great referral system that works for BOTH people. If you sign up for edpuzzle with my link, YOU get three extra videos and so do I, so please use my link to sign up so we both benefit. 

Please check out Edpuzzle Here:

Here is my own Edpuzzle Channel that I will post all of my videos on:
Ms. Coyle's Edpuzzle Channel

I hope you enjoy using this video in your next /sh/ speech therapy session!

Michelle Coyle MS CCC/SLP


       Hi everyone! I can't believe it has been since the middle of March since I have posted. That was my Spring Break and during that week, my (and everyone else's) normal was adjusted. I had no idea when I left my school for Spring Break that I would not be going back at all for the 2020 SY. Very quickly it became apparent that I was going to have to adjust very quickly to reaching my students in a completely new way. Prior to March 2020, I didn't even know what Zoom was and on March 30, 2020- I started full time teletherapy with a little over half of my caseload. The learning curve was steep! Thankfully, I was already pretty "digital" and had incorporated digital materials into my therapy. I posted about that in mid-March, my last blog post. Then, I started working 16-20 hour days to 1) learn the technology, 2) make the schedule, 3) communicate with families, 4) and make more digital materials. So, everything else including my blog, went on the backburner as I and all of you adjusted to our new normal.

        Not only did I not know what Zoom was, I had also never heard of Boom cards prior to Covid-19. As I researched interactive digital materials, I kept coming across Boom. Now I suppose I had seen them on teachers pay teachers, but I did not understand what they were and therefore had not used them. Once I started to try to learn about them, I fell in love with Boom Learning pretty immediately. They are fun, engaging, and interactive. I also fell in love with them because I realized pretty quickly Boom was what I was MISSING in my life.

        Now to fully understand, you need a little bit of background knowledge. About 20 years ago, in the dark ages of video games, clothing/ skins/ accessories for video game characters were largely two dimensional painted graphic art made in programs like Photoshop. (In contrast today, they are three dimensional built items). Without geeking out too much and getting too technical, I used to paint items for video games and sold them. I made a few hundred dollars a month for about 10 years (2000-2010) from this freelance graphic design. It was a hobby that I turned into a very small side business and let me be creative and artistic. Then suddenly video games changed and the items needed were now 3D constructs made in programs like blender (which I tried and just failed at miserably. It was just not for me). So for 10 years, I painted digital art in Photoshop, making realistic items for video games. Then, that creative outlet was just gone as technology changed.

        Ok, enough of my geeky technobabble side. The reason I realized Boom was the missing link in my life was that I COULD PAINT 2D things in PHOTOSHOP and use them in my BOOM card decks!!! I have not been this excited about something in a while and I started furiously making my own boom decks. My decks are a combination of things I paint and make in photoshop (my own digital art), free to use commercial pictures, and a combination of the two that I manipulate in photoshop to make exactly what I want for the speech or language targets in my Boom decks.

        I launched my own Boom Learning store: Coyle's Communication and I have been HAVING SO MUCH FUN making boom cards!! At the time of writing this, I have published about 60 decks and 5 of them are FREE. Please go look at my store and  join boom, please use my referral link: SIGN UP FOR BOOM LEARNING HERE PLEASE If you are not going to make your own decks to sell, then you can just get a FREE boom account so that you can start collecting boom decks- MANY of which are totally FREE!! That is right- get a free account and then search for and get tons of totally FREE, engaging, interactive therapy materials.

        This is what I needed for so many reasons. This is a really stressful time and graphic art relaxes me and makes me happy. When I can combine that with my geeky speechie nerd self, it is just making me SO HAPPY! I love being a speech language therapist, making speech materials, reading about, and talking about speech!

         Whether you are working face to face in a clinic, school, rehab (ect) or continuing with teletherapy, YOU NEED BOOM CARDS IN YOUR LIFE! I can't stress that enough. They are so much fun and can be easily used with a tablet or laptop in face to face therapy or shared via your teletherapy platform like Zoom. I have just interspersed a few examples of some of my Boom decks in this blog post. You can click on any of the pictures to go look at them in my Boom store.

       Have you guys used Boom decks in your speech and language therapy? Let me know in the comments!

Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP

        I just tested out my own meeting room through Zoom. The above picture is one of the many Match the Memory games that I have made. This one targets basic position concepts. You can share your screen, your sound, and give control over to the client so they can take a turn and it actually makes the therapy interactive! You can write or draw directly on the computer screen (as I did above) and then clear it. I know Zoom is a platform used by some SLP's to do teletherapy although I have no experience with that myself. I wanted to see how it worked. I have watched some informational videos to learn a little bit about teletherapy and I have been intrigued about possibly doing some myself during school breaks, such as summer. Now that I have tried out Zoom, I am even more interested.

        My sweet hubby helped me out and I was able to do a few interactive speechie games with him via the platform. All of the sudden something that seemed abstract and unknown now seems obvious and efficient. I "got" it! I have already moved many of the traditional laminated paper/velcro therapy materials to  digital platforms- not for teletherapy but just my normal face to face practice. Interactive technology allows me to do more therapy targets and keeps my students engaged so I have been using it more and more in lieu of my traditional items and card sets. I even find incentive games to be SO much easier online. I use a snakes and ladder (like chutes and ladders) digital game (and a few others too) as reinforcement in my therapy sessions and it would be SO easy to use that in virtual therapy. My kids work harder and I can do more because I eliminate the time it takes to manipulate the game pieces and set them up/put them away. Digital therapy materials and reinforcement games are faster and I get more targets per session. Quite simply they make me more efficient and effective.

        So in these uncertain times if you are getting homework packets together for students and/or moving to deliver services online, consider giving your students a list of links that they can use to practice their targets at home. Just in case you want to do that, I am making a list below of all the online therapy resources I have created myself. These could be given to parents for home practice and included in your home packets and/or used in teletherapy. I think kids would like online practice opportunities!

5 Online Resources That You Should NOT Miss If You Are An SLP!

1) Interactive Sites for Speech and Language Therapy- this is your first stop. It is the most comprehensive list of online interactive therapy materials that I have ever seen. It is organized by topic to make it easy to find the online materials that would work for your students. This resource is MASSIVE. It is organized like this starting at the top and each of these main headings is all caps and highlighted in yellow:

  • Informal assessment
  • Language and Vocabulary (pink highlighter sub-categories such as categories, basic concepts, etc),
  • Comprehension and Higher Level Skills (such as main idea and inference)
  • Grammar and Syntax (with blue highlighter sub-categories such as mad libs, verb tense, etc)
  • Morphology
  • Articulation
  • Social Skills
  • Phonological Awareness and Phonics
  • Language Through Literacy (26 Online FREE Book sites)
  • Incentive Games

2) Match the Memory Articulation and Language Games- These two blog posts give you an abundant memory game resource with so many therapy targets for both speech and language. The speech post is organized by sounds or sound processes (at the bottom) and the language post is organized by topic.

3) Quizlet- This seemed like a no-brainer for me. I have been using card decks in therapy for years. Quizlet card decks talk, read text for the students, are interactive when a kid clicks it to turn the card over, and lets you add visuals easily. So to me Quizlet cards for therapy are just the updated 2020 version of what I have been using for 20 years. To date, I have made over 250 card decks covering a variety of speech and language goals. I have 14 folders that have it all neatly organized by topic and skill level to make finding a card set that matches your client's goals a snap. Some of my card sets are password protected and access can be purchased as part of some of my TpT products. Most can be accessed by anyone, however.

4) Wordwall (Blog)- This is a much newer resource and I don't have a lot made here...YET. I am going to be making more though, I have the next two weeks off work and I am basically self-quarantined at home because I am well and I want to stay that way. So, expect lots of new interactive therapy materials to be made. Anyway, I just paid for a subscription and am going to be making a lot of activities.

5) Super Spinners- I am not sure about this for independent practice or not, but it could definitely be used by you for online learning.

Language Through Literacy- As I said, my interactive sites resource is massive. Don't overlook the list of 26 FREE online book sites that you can give parents to read with or have their kids read. It is pretty far down the page. Maybe that list with some tips on how to stop and  talk about the story and ask questions about the book would be a great idea.

        I hope that helps liven up your online sessions and /or get your kids motivated about doing speech therapy homework!

Ms. Coyle MS CCC/SLP