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July 2010 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

Reopening the Can of Worms
July 26, 2010 12:19 PM by Alexandra Streeter
I just returned from a two-day workshop which included some mini sessions on oral-motor therapy presented by Pamela Marshalla and Char Boshart. When I went to graduate school, we were taught that non speech activities do not help improve speech production Read More...
Service Delivery Models: Looking Beyond Pull-Out
July 21, 2010 10:11 AM by Valerie Lill
Not that long ago (including when I started working in public schools 10 years ago), the majority, if not all, of the speech-language students with whom I worked received "traditional" speech therapy services. Meaning, kids grouped together by age/class/speech-language Read More...
Visualizing the Abstract
July 19, 2010 11:14 AM by Sean Sweeney
I recently posted about the importance of interactivity in technology resources —the I in the FIVES acronym that provides criteria for selecting therapy tools. So what about the V, those visual elements that can be so critical for our students who spend Read More...
Speech Therapy in the 21st Century: Social Networking
July 12, 2010 11:02 AM by Alexandra Streeter
As school speech-language pathologists, we work with many people. Some of the most important are the parents of our students. Because of the nature of the business, and the amount of time we may work with these children and families, we can become quite Read More...
Facing Budget Cuts
July 7, 2010 3:28 PM by Valerie Lill
Budget cuts are a reality in school districts throughout the country. This affects everyone in the district, including the SLPs. Recently I received my purchase order forms and directions for the 2010-11 school year and this blog topic came to mind. An Read More...
Why is the "Interactive" Element of Technology So Important?
July 6, 2010 12:28 PM by Sean Sweeney
In my last post , I proposed a set of criteria that can be used to evaluate potential resources for direct therapy in the school (or other clinical) setting —summarized in the acronym FIVES. I am going to stay with this theme for a bit, because I have Read More...


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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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