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Speech-Language Pathology and Search Engines
February 7, 2017 8:27 AM by Teresa Roberts
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) began developing standards for speech-language pathologists in the early 1950s. We could conclude that speech-language pathology has been formally recognized as a distinctive field for about 65 years. Read More...
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Record It
June 14, 2016 2:04 PM by Teresa Roberts
Cell phones and tablets allow for immediate audio and video recording. Students typically begin by making silly recordings of greetings and funny sayings. Since most of us are initially surprised at how our voice sounds on a recording, we watch British Read More...
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Deconstructing Describing
May 24, 2016 10:16 AM by Teresa Roberts
Let’s start with a virtual field trip to the zoo to watch the hippos eating watermelon, using multimedia. With YouTube, we can bring entertaining videos of zoo animals to therapy sessions. The hippos, with their mouths wide open awaiting a large, whole Read More...
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There’s a Zombie on Your Lawn
March 8, 2016 7:51 AM by Teresa Roberts
“There’s a zombie on your lawn.” This catchy refrain is from the theme song for the video game “Plants vs. Zombies.” Even though I’m not personally a fan of zombies, it’s easy to see how zombies have become part of the current cultural landscape for children. Read More...
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Dear Future Leader
November 6, 2015 11:14 AM by Teresa Roberts
Last week you told me about a recent leadership meeting: participants, proposed initiatives, attempted negotiations, and post-meeting allegiances. I didn’t hear what you needed, but I should have. I tried to dissuade you from higher-level politics. I Read More...
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Search That Fact
September 14, 2015 2:01 PM by Teresa Roberts
Imagine a contemporary trivia game show with teenage contestants pitted against each other to see who can find information the quickest. The host asks a series of factual questions across content areas (history, literature, science, music, etc.). Contestants Read More...
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First Class Clinicians
July 3, 2015 6:04 AM by Teresa Roberts
Last week I met a skilled clinician who had recently relocated, transitioning from running a private practice in an urban environment to working in a rural school district. After our conversation, she shared the following sentiment: “I was encouraged Read More...
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Window into Stuttering
June 25, 2015 3:07 PM by Teresa Roberts
As clinicians, many of us do not have a societally recognized form of disability. We have the privilege of able-ness. Our work ensures daily contact with individuals who may be identified by society and/or may self-identify as individuals with a disability. Read More...
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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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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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White/Gold vs. Blue/Black Dress
March 4, 2015 9:25 AM by Teresa Roberts
Millions of people on social media and later mainstream media recently viewed a photo of a particular dress that stirred a national debate. Due to the background lighting and photographic exposure, people saw the two colors of the dress differently. For Read More...
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Keeping Kids Safe Over the Summer: Social Media & Smart Phones!
June 11, 2014 7:39 AM by Alexandra Streeter
I have been thinking a lot about social media use in typically developing adolescents and adolescents with language impairments and disorders such as ADHD and autism. You might wonder what it has to do with us as SLPs, but in many schools appropriate Read More...
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Free APPS for AAC!
February 19, 2014 10:18 AM by Alexandra Streeter
It's been fun this year to experiment with some free AAC IPad apps for a couple of non/low verbal students. Here are some of my finds! Sounding Board was recommended by an SLP at a local Children's Hospital. It's free, easy to use, and you can import Read More...
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Apps at School: Finds for Preschoolers!
January 22, 2014 1:15 PM by Alexandra Streeter
I continue to love working in preschool again, and am enjoying using the iPad with the younger set. A couple of months ago I shared some of my favorite apps, but I have some new discoveries I would like to add! I mentioned Sago Mini's "Doodlecast" before, 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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