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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 all of us
who debated the colors of that dress (blue/black or white/gold),
we had a ...
date, my graduate student extern (referred to as ''student teacher'' from
here on out for the sake of convenience) has been with me for two weeks now.
I'm hoping she has learned a lot so far, as I know I have learned things from her already. Having a student teacher really has caused me to do some self-reflecting on
my own therapy and ...
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 board. There
is a spot in our staff room where people put items they no ...
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 ...
When I first started to become interested in using picture books as contexts for intervention in my public school SLP position, I was really happy to find Books are for Talking Too, by Jane Gebers. It was clearly just the resource I was looking for at the time - a guide specific to SLPs detailing the power of using picture books. Many great ...
all my discussions of service delivery models, whether direct or
indirect ones, all the students I've talked about supporting were ones
who were already identified/had IEPs
in place, which include either direct and/or indirect services from a
speech-language pathologist. However, in looking at the overall population of an elementary ...
In my last blog entry, I discussed my push-in therapy that I do within the Life Skills classroom. As part of that discussion, when I had mentioned some of the communication modalities the students used, I had mentioned PODD. Several people had commented on the blog and inquired about PODD, thus inspiring my latest blog. I should note, ...
In my last blog I continued my discussion on various service delivery models, specifically discussing how co-treatment with the OT at my elementary school. I have also done a completely different type of ''co-treatment'' with the OT at the middle school level, which will be the topic of this blog.
At the middle school, I provide social skills ...