My students need a flower table because this is where most of the speech therapy would take place. All types of activities would happen here from articulation games to play-dough fun!
As of right now, I have a caseload of 48 students. I work with students who have speech and language difficulties for about 60 minutes per week (two 30 minute sessions per week). Several of my students are diagnosed with Autism and I have several students who stutter and have learning disabilities. The students seem to really enjoy coming to speech therapy and receiving some small group attention that they might not receive in a classroom full of 20 plus students.
Our school is a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and we focus on the 7 habits of highly effective people.
We are growing great leaders and in speech therapy we practice the mission: Learning to communicate as leaders.
The Flower Table is where most of the speech therapy would take place. My students are currently sitting in 5 student desks (that make a lot of noise) that I placed in the shape of a "U" and I have a chair with wheels to roll around on. A flower table can be very helpful when playing group games to improve communication skills, to tell stories and to have a little play-dough fun! The table will allow me to reach and see each student more easily. It also has space for up to 6 people and offers lots of space for all types of activities.
The Flower Table would help provide a more interactive therapy setting.
And the impact of these materials would be felt daily in the therapy room.
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