Cindy L. Meester's Blog- Speech Therapy with a Twist

There Was a Speech Teacher Who Swallowed Some Dice

Pat Mervine creator of the web site Speaking of Speech has written another book. This one is titled “There was a speech teacher who swallowed some dice.”


You may be familiar with books like “I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.” There are many different books with this same premise that I utilize in my therapy sessions a lot. Now I have a new one to add to my collection and hopefully you will too!

The book follows the same story line as many of the “I know an old lady who…” books.  But the twist I love is the items are all eaten by a speech therapist!  She eats dice and a variety of other therapy materials.  I don’t want to spoil your dinner the ending but your students will eat it up! The book includes an activity for a speech scavenger hunt and descriptions of what an SLP may use in therapy sessions.

You can gobble up purchase the book on Amazon or from Pat’s website.

I plan on adding my own twists by creating pictures to match the items “swallowed” in the book using my Custom Boards app. The pictures can then be used to retell the story, sequence, play matching  or a go fish game. I’m sure my students will be eating out of my hand when we use this book!


Now it is your turn to add your own twists to this new fun book!


Disclosure: I was provided a digital download to proof and review. The comments are all mine.