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May 2015 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

The Study of Strengths
May 29, 2015 9:46 AM by Teresa Roberts
As speech language pathologists, we are highly trained at observing and listening. We recognize and identify client productions that deviate from normative targets. We listen for errors and sort errors by type, degree, and frequency to plan remediation. Read More...
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Dinosaur Rhotics
May 21, 2015 10:42 PM by Teresa Roberts
An excited student (working on generalizing /r/) recently told me all about an upcoming summer blockbuster dinosaur movie. He wanted us to watch the movie trailer (and he was highly motivated to talk about the movie). We made a list of /r/ words from Read More...
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The Culture of Definitions
May 15, 2015 9:11 AM by Teresa Roberts
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was testing a second-grade boy who is African-American. The student was bright and engaging, and I was beginning to wonder about the validity of the initial referral for evaluation. I was administering a comprehensive Read More...
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Every Mouth is Special
May 8, 2015 10:03 AM by Teresa Roberts
Early in my career, I was completing what I expected to be a routine oral mechanism examination for a shy girl in the 4th grade. She opened her mouth wide and I shined my flashlight into her mouth. She had two complete sets of teeth, side-by-side – like 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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