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Speech in the Schools

The SLP's Gift of Clarity
January 26, 2017 10:01 AM by Teresa Roberts
Clear and easy-to-follow directions are like a compliment. They make you feel better about yourself. Confusing and poorly explained directions are like an insult. They have the potential to lower your self-esteem and your belief in your own abilities. Read More...
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Opening a Closed System
January 16, 2017 12:01 PM by Teresa Roberts
We like to think that client improvement is due to our therapy and that there is a single direct line between intervention and remediation. Maybe there is, but maybe there isn't. Maybe something else besides our therapy is having a great effect on our Read More...
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Articulation Therapy: Inner Voice Recordings
January 12, 2017 9:14 AM by Teresa Roberts
I've had orthodontia for most of my life and still wear a retainer at night. When I was in grade school, I had a palate expander to change the shape of my mouth. A strong wire was connected to the back molars that exerted pressure on the hard palate. Read More...
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Therapy Minimalism
January 3, 2017 11:35 AM by Teresa Roberts
Therapy materials can make intervention easier or they can get in the way. Sometimes we don’t need as many materials as we think. In the film, “The Minimalists,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus describe how we can become so caught up with collecting Read More...
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Sometimes It's Just a Job
December 29, 2016 12:41 PM by Teresa Roberts
I received some valuable advice years ago. An experienced administrator told me, “Sometimes it’s just a job, and sometimes it’s your career." I was confused and I didn’t know what she meant. “Isn’t it always your career?” I asked. She explained that technically, Read More...
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Questions for Upsetting Times
October 24, 2016 10:34 AM by Teresa Roberts
I saw something upsetting this week. I wasn’t sure whether or not I should tell you about it, but I decided that we learn a lot not just from good things, but bad things too. It was a brief incident that highlighted greater concerns at the individual, Read More...
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Our Time Matters
October 10, 2016 9:06 AM by Teresa Roberts
Every day is a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of clients, families, and colleagues. Our daily activities are important and have immediate effects. When days are hectic, it becomes easy to feel rushed and overwhelmed. Reflecting on the Read More...
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Observing the Complexity of Fun
September 6, 2016 9:42 PM by Teresa Roberts
We know that we make positive changes in the lives of our clients, but our work can also make a meaningful difference to the next generation of speech-language pathologists. Many years ago, when I was learning to be a clinician, I observed Dr. Bob, a Read More...
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Starting in a New School
August 29, 2016 8:41 AM by Teresa Roberts
Are you new to a school building this year? There are, of course, the obvious tasks: • Make friends with the secretaries and custodial staff • Connect with administration and share how happy you are to be at the school • Complete a monthly calendar for Read More...
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Learning from Clinical Mistakes
August 8, 2016 4:15 PM by Teresa Roberts
I hate making clinical mistakes. They make me feel bad about my skills and myself. Mistakes may often be based on lack of information, which affects the development of a relationship. Sometimes the desire to make a difference as quickly as possible negatively Read More...
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Find the Smile
August 1, 2016 9:35 AM by Teresa Roberts
Everyone enjoys something. It might take us a while to find out just what will make another person smile, but if we watch closely, we can find it. Some years ago I was working with a student who had significant cognitive delays and behavioral challenges. Read More...
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What Did You Learn This Year?
June 9, 2016 9:25 AM by Teresa Roberts
Every school year we learn new things. I recently took a few minutes to ask each student the question, “What have you learned about your talking and your speaking this year?” Here are a few of the different responses: • “I learned that I can do good R’s Read More...
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Articulation: Social Belonging and Safety
May 17, 2016 9:09 AM by Teresa Roberts
How do you decide if a child needs articulation therapy? My colleague and I discussed different factors. Does it sound like the child has an accent? A mother shared with me that everyone thinks they’re from another part of the country. Their son’s articulation Read More...
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Benefits of Insecurity
April 12, 2016 3:00 PM by Teresa Roberts
Confidence is widely regarded as an important trait for success, and insecurity is often considered a liability. Recently, a colleague who is transitioning to a new team shared her fears with me about her position change. She will soon be working alongside Read More...
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Hearing Two Phonemes
April 5, 2016 10:37 AM by Teresa Roberts
A child who is substituting /w/ for /r/ makes progress producing /r/. He is now using /r/ in initial position in words. Surprisingly, he is also now substituting /r/ for /w/. He is producing “right” correctly, but now he is no longer saying “white”. My 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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