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Speech in the Schools

Verb Choices and Learning Opportunities
March 27, 2015 8:23 AM by Teresa Roberts
Our daily lives are filled with a combination of both obligations and opportunities. Sometimes we may even have difficulty distinguishing between the two. Having the chance to work hard, to push oneself to accomplish tasks, and to learn new things is Read More...
Your Clinical Space has a Voice
January 26, 2015 12:17 PM by Teresa Roberts
There are occasional jokes about the types of rooms that are available for specialists who provide services to students in public school settings. Many school buildings are packed with classes, special activities, storage, and designated work/meeting Read More...
"What Do You Do? Noble Work!"
December 22, 2014 8:36 AM by Teresa Roberts
Our work is noble. We are making improvements in the lives of our clients and their families. The communication and swallowing therapy that we provide has the capacity to change the course of a person's life, and it's time that we let people know about Read More...
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...


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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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