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August 2011 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

A School of My Own
August 31, 2011 8:04 AM by Valerie Lill
Welcome back to school, fellow SLPs! Now, I realize if you are in other parts of the country, you might not start until after Labor Day, but where I live all the schools either started last week or this week. Either way - welcome back! I hope that all Read More...
Book It, Part 11: Another Great Reference Tool
August 29, 2011 9:02 AM by Sean Sweeney
As part of this series, I had intended to present a great reference book on using children's literature in language therapy: Vicki Rothstein's Language Learning Through Literature: Strategies for Enhancing Language, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension Read More...
Clinic or Schools?
August 22, 2011 8:23 AM by Alexandra Streeter
Last week I wrapped some summer work at the clinic. Next week, I start the yearly ritual of back to school meetings! I have so much admiration (and even a little envy!) for the SLPs and OTs in my town who have started thriving practices. There are lots Read More...
Give Something, Get Something
August 17, 2011 8:31 AM by Valerie Lill
As a new school year approaches (a little over a week away), and as I had mentioned in a previous blog, there are lots of changes happening. As SLPs working in the public school system, probably the only thing that is the same from year to year is change. Read More...
Book It, Part 10: Books that are Apps!
August 15, 2011 8:25 AM by Sean Sweeney
With the immense popularity of mobile devices and apps, many developers are creating apps that are actually picture books! Some are GREAT, some are good, and some are neither. I see these new apps as falling into two categories: "new" books that have Read More...
Project GAK!
August 8, 2011 8:35 AM by Alexandra Streeter
I've been helping with two groups/summer camps at the clinic this summer. I've been trying to make it as much fun for the kids as possible, while targeting speech and language goals. As I racked through my brain (and the internet) I remembered GAK! My Read More...
August Already?
August 3, 2011 8:22 AM by Valerie Lill
Here I am at home getting ready for the calendar to turn another month in less than 24 hours. Yes folks, August has arrived! Now, I'm not sure what that means in other parts of the country, but where I live, school starts in August. Actually, around here Read More...
Book It, Part 9: A Simple Book with a Little Dark Humor
August 1, 2011 8:24 AM by Sean Sweeney
I first learned about Yellow Bird, Black Spider by Dosh and Mike Archer at one of the Bureau of Educational Research's " What ' s New in Children ' s Literature " seminars. If you ever have the opportunity and funding to attend one of these sessions, 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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