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Speech in the Schools

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...
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...
Graduate School Applications
November 16, 2015 3:24 PM by Teresa Roberts
Do you know anyone applying to graduate school? Here are some tips to share: Writer’s block: Fight the freeze by starting in the middle of the essay. Sometimes we discover introductions through conclusions. Return to the opening lines only after you’ve Read More...
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...
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...
Advocates for Acceptance
March 13, 2015 9:57 AM by Teresa Roberts
In our practice we recognize differing communication and learning abilities. As clinicians, we work to increase our clients’ access to social opportunities and interactions. We understand that all people have a unique way of expressing their thoughts Read More...
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...
Is It Time to Donate Some Therapy Materials?
January 12, 2015 7:59 AM by Teresa Roberts
Professional organizers and wardrobe consultants tell us that we only wear 25% of the clothes we own. Apparently, the other 75% just takes up space in our closets. Perhaps this same ratio holds true for our therapy materials. You may order a book, game, Read More...
Emotional Intensity in Adolescence: Teaching Nuance
December 15, 2014 8:55 AM by Teresa Roberts
Semantic gradient is the fancy term for ranking concepts along degrees of intensity -- making nuanced measurements of meaning. We use gradients in everyday casual speech. When someone asks you how you're doing, you might use gradations of neutrality, Read More...
Get your Year off to a Great Start
August 21, 2014 7:39 AM by Alexandra Streeter
I am such a school SLP nerd. I love going back to school and seeing all the fresh faces! It's always so motivating to try to make each year a great one! How can you get your year off to a good start as a school based SLP? Here are some suggestions! 1) Read More...
Using Facebook as a Resource for SLPs
August 6, 2014 7:57 AM by Alexandra Streeter
One nice thing about summer is having time to browse SLP offerings on Facebook. Lots of clever SLPs share information on Facebook, and I want to share some of MY favorites with you! For SLPs, subscribing to ASHA: Read More...
Keeping Our Kids Safe Over the Summer ...The Internet!
June 25, 2014 7:22 AM by Alexandra Streeter
In my last post, I discussed how extra important it is to help kids with cognitive, language and developmental disabilities understand safety when it comes to their smart phones and gadgets. Today, I want to share some resources I have discovered that Read More...
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...
Two New Games!
March 17, 2014 12:56 PM by Alexandra Streeter
Last week I splurged and bought two new games to use in speech. I have been working hard at using curriculum materials and common core targets, but sometimes you just have to have a game! I found two that were popular all week! The first, "Where's Waldo, Read More...
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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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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