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Each time that I help a user get a device I am filled with
hope. It is an exhilarating day, thinking about the possibilities that are
there for communication.
Often though, there are hurdles that interfere with device
use, which means we have someone unable to communicate wants and needs. This
affects safety, ability to socialize and ...
I am taking a brief departure from the soon-to-be-wrapped-up ''Book It''
series on using picture books in language interventions in order to report back
from ASHA Convention in San Diego.
I was super excited to attend this year's ''Divas + One Players'' Session:
Language Intervention in Science and Social Studies: A Panel Discussion. ...
This fall at
the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of
children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they
were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age
in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children
were in need of a ...
I am happy to share some good news for those of you who have
been following the Speech in the Schools Blog over the past year. Last October in
blog post I recommended a book called ''The Spooky House of Horror'' by
Charles Fuge, Ian Craig and Ron Van der Meer. I felt horrible to discover that
it was a collectors' item and now costs a ...
A couple of
blogs ago, I wrote about several new therapy techniques/strategies/programs
that I was trying with my students this year. Now that it is nearly the end of
the first marking period (Friday!), I think I've had enough time and experience
trialing these programs to give you my opinion of each in this blog. One of the
four new ...
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta
creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how
to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's
Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini
Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
All through September at our school we talked about apples:
red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in
between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it
is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! The teachers are talking all about those
happy round orange friends we see every ...
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 ...
Many of us feel a little torn
about this holiday at this point, with all that Native populations suffered as
a result of European exploration and colonization. A 5th grade teacher, Lynn
Penczar, who I had a great collaboration with (and still miss, as I have moved
to a different school), introduced me to a great picture book that can be ...