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Ideas Needed: Bulletin Board!
January 9, 2012 8:53 AM by Alexandra Streeter
In my last entry, I wrote about a free, recycled object that makes a wonderful therapy tool. Today I'm going to share and (hopefully) get, some advice about something else I got for free! Check this out... Yup, it's a free and completely blank bulletin Read More...
When I was a Student Teacher...
January 4, 2012 8:19 AM by Valerie Lill
With the winter holiday break coming to an end, I'm mentally preparing myself for my newest venture as a school-based SLP -- the role of a cooperating teacher! As I had mentioned in a previous blog , from 1/3/12 through 3/9/12, I'll have a graduate student Read More...
Book It, Part 19: Start the Year off with a Positive Attitude
January 2, 2012 9:00 AM by Sean Sweeney
This time of year, especially in the Northeast, it can seem like everyone is struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, including our students. It's cold, it's dark, and the smallest thing can set us off! As SLPs, we can be good counselors to our students Read More...
Alex’s Favorite Things 2011
December 26, 2011 9:00 AM by Alexandra Streeter
Last year I wrote a post , a la Oprah, about my favorite (speech therapy) things! Since it is that time of year again, I am going to discuss one favorite, recycled item! In the clinic I do some work for over the summer, there is an amazing long, transparent Read More...
Behavior Management Through Adventure
December 21, 2011 9:03 AM by Valerie Lill
Back at the start of the school year, I had mentioned four new therapy approaches I was trying this year. About a month ago I talked about one of them -- my use of adapted story books to build early literacy skills in students with moderate to severe Read More...
Book It, Part 18: A View from the Mind of...
December 19, 2011 9:00 AM by Sean Sweeney
Although this series has predominantly been about picture books that SLPs can utilize in language therapy, I suppose I am allowed to make some detours. I recently re-read one of my all-time favorite books, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Read More...
Teacher? Student? Both?
December 7, 2011 9:09 AM by Valerie Lill
I'm always excited about new experiences and expanding my horizons at work. This school year has been no exception. At the start of this school year, I blogged about four new therapy interventions/methods I'm trying this year. So far, I've followed up Read More...
An Online Discovery!
November 28, 2011 8:53 AM by Alexandra Streeter
Thanksgiving is now over, and we'll soon be heading toward winter holidays! Today I want to share a subscription website that I am thankful for having rediscovered. I had access to it a few years ago, but it has really improved and I now have more students Read More...
I’m Thankful For
November 23, 2011 8:19 AM by Valerie Lill
Thanksgiving break is so close I can almost smell the turkey! If any of you are anything like me, you really NEED (and deserve) this break! There's a lot about working as a school-based SLP that is stressful, agitating, time-consuming, irritating...you Read More...
A Detour to the ASHA Convention!
November 21, 2011 11:01 AM by Sean Sweeney
I am taking a brief departure from the soon-to-be-wrapped-up "Book It" series on using picture books in language interventions in order to report back from ASHA Convention in San Diego. I was super excited to attend this year's "Divas + One Players" Session: Read More...
Strategies for SLPs Supporting Children on Behavior Plans
November 14, 2011 8:25 AM by Alexandra Streeter
Last summer, I wrote a blog post about a workshop that I'd been to presented by a fabulous SLP named Lorraine Maida. This year, I'm feeling very fortunate to have Lorraine Maida consult on a student at my school! Lorraine is being pulled in due to her Read More...
Parents, Teachers, and the Gray Space in Between!
November 9, 2011 8:37 AM by Valerie Lill
It's that time of year again: parent conferences! Next week I'll be attending evening conferences two nights and afternoon conferences the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. With the late nights and busy days, I think this year, I'll be most thankful for the Read More...
More Fall Fun!
October 31, 2011 8:15 AM by Alexandra Streeter
I am happy to share some good news for those of you who have been following the Speech in the Schools Blog over the past year. Last October in a blog post I recommended a book called "The Spooky House of Horror" by Charles Fuge, Ian Craig and Ron Van Read More...
Foamy, Fuzzy, and Bumpy Books!
October 26, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Lill
A couple of blogs ago, I wrote about several new therapy techniques/strategies/programs that I was trying with my students this year. Now that it is nearly the end of the first marking period (Friday!), I think I've had enough time and experience trialing Read More...
Book It, Part 15- Enjoy the Story of a Garden
October 24, 2011 8:58 AM by Sean Sweeney
With Halloween coming next week, Pumpkin Circle is a picture book you might want to consider using in your therapy. Pumpkins are a surprisingly rich context for eliciting language! Kids love them, and in a way, they are fruit, an activity (carving jack Read More...


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