**EDIT** Please feel free to continue reading this post. However, I must insert here that now I am a bagless EI SLP. If you’re interested in more information about this, please check out my series The Bagless SLP: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. Thanks!
I recently started working in Early Intervention full time. I must first say that this switch in my career has re-lit my SLP fire. I love my job again and enjoy each of my clients! It is great to work with families to help these tiny clients learn and explore right before my eyes! It also doesn’t hurt that therapy involves play and lots of toys! My friend Kristin at Simply Speech wanted to create a blog post about what we have in our EI therapy bags.
There are so many other items that I use in therapy but these are my most frequently used. However, I must also say that a large portion of my therapy is done with the toys/items already in the home. It is important to coach and empower the parents to continue the work throughout the week. Using toys/items already in the home can be an important technique. Introducing new and tried-and-true toys can both motivate clients and show parents new possibilities for toys to target language for their children. Be a teammate! So, what’s in your therapy bag? Comment below and check out the linky for more ideas!