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As an SLP who helps treat and train those with communication devices, I
get lots of questions about device use. Sometimes families tell me that the
therapist or teacher that works with the user “does not want to use the device
until they are trained.” In some ways this seems reasonable, technology is
really scary, but to me who deals with it ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
back to school, fellow SLPs! Now, I realize if you are in other parts of the
country, you might not start until after Labor Day, but where I live all the
schools either started last week or this week. Either way - welcome back! I hope
that all of you are starting the year refreshed from your summer off and ready
to tackle another ...
Despite events like Hurricane Irene pummeling the East Coast,
I really love the end of August - this time of the year has always been one of
my favorites. The weather in the northeast part of the country begins to change,
becoming more unpredictable. The sky turns temperamental and a cool breeze will
begin to cut through the summer heat. At ...
Last week I wrapped some summer work at the clinic. Next
week, I start the yearly ritual of back to school meetings!
I have so much admiration (and even a little envy!) for the
SLPs and OTs in my town who have started thriving practices. There are lots of
''pros'' to working in the clinic setting, and for my next blog, I'm going
to interview ...