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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 disabilities. In today's blog, I
will talk about a second one.
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 by Mark Haddon, and it
occurred to me how much I wanted to recommend this book to ...
I typically don't
use my blog to ''advertise'' a particular therapy approach or a speaker. I am
completely in favor of the ''eclectic'' approach to speech-language therapy. I
take bits and pieces from a variety of therapy
interventions/approaches/strategies and use what works best with my individual
students. However, I'm always open to new ...
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular
posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In
addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that
questions are being addressed and people are able to get the answers they are
seeking. Today's post will do just that, so please join me in ...
for the SLP treating adults and geriatric patients can be found ever
increasingly online. I have been delighted to discover several websites, groups
on social media sites, and discussion lists that provide information and
support for SLPs and their patients.
able to share information and ask questions of other ...
How is your
school year going so far?
The past 2
years have been very challenging for me with regards to organization. Early in
2010, I switched jobs after returning from maternity leave. When I moved into
my current position in February, not only was it the middle of the school year,
but the caseload was hefty. I inherited a group of about ...
has been a busy (and a bit unusual) start to the school year! If the weather
around here lately is any indication of what the winter and the rest of the
school year is going to be like, we're in trouble! Since I've gone back to
school , we've experienced a minor
earthquake, were blown around and rained upon by the outer ...
With the end
of summer, many new SLPs are leaving their graduate school days and supervised
clinical experiences behind them and entering the field as a CFY clinician. In
my experience, both in pediatrics and with adults, one of the greatest
challenges to new clinicians is scheduling and planning services.
As I read through various ...
In my last post, I talked about how I did a little bit of
work in private practice and what I see as the advantages to keeping my day job
in the schools! I wanted to share the expertise of Christopher Heistand, the
SLP who started the clinic where I work over the summer. There are now three
SLPs and three OTs who work together at this clinic. ...
going to work every day and doing the same simple task. For the sake of
illustration, lets say that task is sorting paper clips by size and color.
After spending forty-five tedious minutes on the job, you are finally done.
approaches, and says, ''Great job!'' Then
she dumps all the paper clips out onto the table and ...