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  • Simple, Inexpensive Communication Therapy Ideas

    How many of you have a budget for therapy and/or diagnostic materials at your workplace? Budgets are always limited, and I tend to request only materials and items that I know are patient-specific (communication books, etc.) to be purchased by the facility. I tend to buy my own therapy books because I prefer to create my own ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on November 3, 2011
  • Let’s Get Ready for Halloween!

    I still love Halloween, and so many of the adults and seniors I work with do as well. It's fun to feel like a kid again and to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Most Halloween that kids enjoy are also enjoyed by adults and seniors, and the residents at our SNF get pretty excited about the Halloween party followed by the arrival of ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on October 27, 2011
  • Interview: Lona Otero-Nardone, OTR/L

    Today's post is my in-depth interview with coworker and friend, Lona Otero-Nardone. Lona is an occupational therapist who works in early intervention homecare and has over 8+ years of experience in the field. I have learned so much about Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) by watching and working weekly with Lona. As an EI speech therapist, SID ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 10, 2009
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Interview, Part 2

    Tuesday's post highlighted Sharon Gretz, the Founder and Executive Director of CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America). Today's post discusses the services CASANA provides, as well as possible causes and therapeutic suggestions for treating apraxia effectively in young children. Stephanie: Please tell us more about ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 30, 2009
  • Interview: Sharon Gretz, MEd, on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Sharon Gretz is the founder and current executive director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). She also is the parent of a child diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Sharon's personal journey with her son, as well as her professional dedication to helping children and families affected by apraxia is both ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 27, 2009
  • Interview: Mary Pat Winterhalter, MS, RN

    Today, I am very excited to present our first blog interview! Part of my current position in EI includes a weekly visit to Lauren's House in Boothwyn PA, which is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC). Every Thursday I co-treat with three colleagues, an OT, a PT and a Special Instructor and together we run a dynamic ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 11, 2008