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April 2015 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

Introducing the SLP Profession
April 30, 2015 8:44 PM by Teresa Roberts
May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness of every individual’s fundamental right to communication. Communication allows us to make social connections, develop emotional bonds with others, and have a sense Read More...
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Fostering a Positive Environment for Meetings
April 24, 2015 8:43 AM by Teresa Roberts
Meetings with families may occur annually, monthly or even weekly. People respond to their physical environment and to the communication styles of those around them. We can show our care and our understanding for parents/caregivers by how we arrange the Read More...
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Consonant Clusters with Coarticulation
April 17, 2015 4:46 AM by Teresa Roberts
Many children with articulation disorders may have difficulty with consonant clusters (two sounds together), possibly inserting a sound such as “puh-lay” for “play”. As we produce intricately timed sequences of speech sounds, we are simultaneously completing Read More...
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Joining the Conversation
April 10, 2015 8:12 AM by Teresa Roberts
Daily conversation unites individuals and groups. We establish social bonding and friendships through every day, seemingly trivial, exchanges. Many children with pragmatic challenges (impairments in social language) may have difficulty joining a conversation. Read More...
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Terminology and the Power of Plain Language
April 3, 2015 12:22 AM by Teresa Roberts
Speech language pathologists use an impressive amount of technical terminology, also known as jargon. This is to be expected within any professional discipline, however, clinicians are regularly required to code-switch between high-level terminology and 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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