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Last week I wrote a post about the task of only using items found in the various homes where you are doing therapy. This is the expectation we work under in the county where I practice speech therapy. When you work in impoverished areas, this can definitely be a challenge. Many children have very little access to toys and various resources. ...
This week, I'll kick off BHSM by planning and decorating a bulletin board in our facility. This BHSM activity is, admittedly, easy to execute and not at all original. From public schools to clinics and hospitals, I think the majority of SLPs use this old standby as the least they will do for BHSM. I am not yet sure how I will freshen up my design ...
questioning or statements are common and often challenging behaviors seen in
adults with cognitive decline and memory loss associated with dementia. A
person who has been diagnosed with a disease process resulting in dementia may
ask the same question repeatedly, which can result in frustration on the part
of the family and ...
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 ...
This week is the
second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist
working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware
County in Pennsylvania.
continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are
affecting early intervention, as well as ...
Last week I wrote a post entitled Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance. Today's post is a continuation and will provide more information about what Elizabeth Kübler-Ross taught us and how we can utilize it in early intervention.
Based on my research of her teachings and what I found at Wikipedia, she shared that ''originally these stages ...
Over the last few months I have had the wonderful experience of collaborating with Christy Marzzacco. We have been working closely together on the case of a little boy who was born completely deaf in his right ear. Due to his hearing loss, the county assigned both a speech therapist and a hearing specialist to the case. Christy's input as the ...
Teletherapy helps link therapists with clients from miles away. Although, speech therapy over the computer may not be the best option for all clients, it's a wonderful opportunity for many!
In addition, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) supports the use of telepractice and issued the following statement: ...
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 ...
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 ...