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Spring is slow to arrive around these parts, however the internet is full of downloadable spring activities to use in therapy!
I've talked about it before, and will continue to do so, check out Teachers Pay Teachers for a plethora of spring themed activities! By the way, I ''liked'' Teachers Pay Teachers on Facebook, and this was in my news ...
In my last post, I talked about turning off the home button in apps through guided access.
I have discovered other ways to use guided access so that my students' access to apps is limited by ME!
If you have guided access enabled (settings > accessibility > guided access ON, > set password) you can render parts of the screen off ...
As I write this, I have 2 more weeks before school starts, however I know that in many parts of the country you are already back to school!
Do you have some new school year resolutions for the year?
I always do, and here they are!
1) Remember that bulletin board I described last year? This year I will have it up and running!
2) Creative ...
As SLP's we are often included as part of the team that transitions students from school to school, and grade-to-grade. We are often one consistent person who is a member for a child's team for many years; as a result we have a unique relationship with the child and family. In my district, we have lots of transition meeting with families and ...
Children with autism/ASD either don't talk at all or their mouths seem to be on lifetime batteries and they don't know when to catch a breath. I've known both types. I've dealt with both the non-verbal and the non-stop vocal in therapy. I've talked to parents of both the locked mouth and the motor mouth. Both types are frustrating in the clinical ...
Many children we work with do not see a link between their behavior and immediate positive consequences they can receive, let alone the connection between their behaviors and their long-term impressions on others. As SLPs, these students can be challenging in many ways, not only because it can be difficult for us to get them to participate in ...
When do you elicit a
language sample? Certainly when you first see a child you would want to take a
language sample. However, if the child is not comfortable on the initial
assessment, there is nothing written in stone that says that it has to be
completed the first time around. That in itself should tell you something.
feel that ...
Blog Comment: ''Please correct your meter from 'to loud' to 'too
loud.''' - D.
To D: So sorry about the error. That tells me you are a close reader, and I appreciate the
correction. I have made the change to the Loud Meter, as you can see below. Please feel free to print it off and use it
with your clients.
Thanks so much for following my ...
Dear Kathie: ''Chad is 5 years
old and ‘very' autistic and non-verbal. He covers his ears with his hands when
there is a loud noise, such as a fire alarm, or even when he anticipates a loud
noise, like a balloon that he thinks may pop. How can I help him, his classroom
teacher, and his parents? - Payton, speech-language pathologist
Dear Kathie: ''My question concerns
Julie, who is a middle school student with ASD. She is bright, verbal, possibly
Asperger's, and is included in the regular classroom for most academics. The
problem is that she refuses to do any written classroom assignments when the
other students are doing theirs. She says ''No,'' lays her head on her ...