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May 2011 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

What Have YOU Learned on the Job?
May 30, 2011 9:15 AM by Alexandra Streeter
I have enjoyed reading the ADVANCE "Advice to Generation Y" therapist entries! I want to share the top 5 things I was NOT taught in grad school, but learned on the job! 1. Every where you go, you'll hear speech and language disorders. You're an amazing Read More...
Advice for Presenters and Trainers: Four Things to Consider
May 25, 2011 9:00 AM by Valerie Lill
I was debating what to blog about this week. Monday evening I happened to get into a discussion with a woman I know who is a special educator in a neighboring district. She mentioned that last week she had attended a training. (Coincidentally I was originally Read More...
Book It, Part 4: Digital Resources to Support Non-Digital Picture Books
May 23, 2011 9:00 AM by Sean Sweeney
If you know my area of focus at all, you know it's hard for me to stay away from tooting the technology trumpet for too long. For the past several posts, I have been writing about specific picture books that can provide a great context for speech and Read More...
That Pesky /r/ Sound!
May 16, 2011 9:00 AM by Alexandra Streeter
In my last posting , I talked about one of my favorite objectives, /s/ blends. Here's a goal that we school SLPs get a lot, and I'm sure you all know what it is: that pesky /r/ sound! While some kids take to speech therapy for the /r/ like a duck to water, Read More...
Taking the "I" Out of "Itinerant"
May 11, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Lill
Several months ago I blogged about the positive aspects of being " Itinerant and Fabulous ." We all know that there are also downsides to this lifestyle. We travel to multiple schools and never seem to have enough time at any one school to get anything Read More...
Book It, Part 3: The Pigeon Breaks the Fourth Wall
May 9, 2011 9:00 AM by Sean Sweeney
The fourth wall, in theater parlance, is the imaginary barrier between characters and the audience. Most plays, movies, TV shows and books do not "break" the fourth wall by talking directly to their audience. One of the charming and engaging aspects of Read More...
Favorite Goal: /s/ blends!
May 2, 2011 9:30 AM by Alexandra Streeter
Do you have a favorite goal to work on? I have to confess that I really enjoy working on "s" clusters with my younger students. For those kids who have multiple phonological errors, there are many ways to justify working on "s" clusters. Research shows 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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