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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness of every individual’s fundamental right to communication. Communication allows us to make social connections, develop emotional bonds with others, and have a sense of agency - to be active in the daily decisions of our lives.
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By Jordyn Sims, MS, CCC-SLPWith the emergence of technology in speech-language-pathology there have been many benefits to clinicians' productivity and access to therapy materials, particularly in the world of apps.
Constant Therapy is one of those apps, providing an evidence-based solution that is free for clinicians. Clinicians can ...
Meetings with families may occur annually, monthly or even weekly. People respond to their physical environment and to the communication styles of those around them. We can show our care and our understanding for parents/caregivers by how we arrange the materials and our interactions. The items that are on the table and within reach reflect our ...
After working with thousands of young children with autism, I have noticed something extremely difficult to explain. Young children that do not say one word, yet have such a strong connection to their mothers that they quickly develop an intuitive understanding of how they are feeling. It is a phenomenon that I have seen time and time again.Many ...
Each person that we provide therapy for has his or her
challenges. Sometimes the challenge is that his or her goals do not sync with
the goals we think are appropriate. Sometimes the family dynamic has too many
external stressors which either reduces attendance or participation of
stakeholders in therapy more than likely reducing the efficacy ...
When I was in middle school, I liked running and signed up for track team. When we met with the coach, she pointed to a far away water tower that was a tiny speck in the distance. “At the end of the season, you will be running to the water tower and back,” she announced. I could barely see the water tower, and I did not ...
Today I visited one of my homecare families for their weekly speech therapy appointment. Early in our session, mom shared that they have been making plans to move to a neighboring state by the end of this month. Afraid of losing services for her daughter, she then asked if our therapists would be able to travel to their new home which will now be ...
Due to changes at the workplace, which are mainly fiscally driven, my current work position is expanding and I will no longer treat children solely in the preschool. Now, some of my days will be split as I will be back on the road in homecare therapy for a few hours a week. It's been more than 3 years now since I left homecare and the birth to ...
Today I want to share one of my favorite apps to use with
preschoolers who have receptive and/or expressive language delays. It's called
''Monkey Preschool Lunchbox,'' and is a mere $0.99 to download onto your device.
Below I have listed the overall layout of the app in bullet
points. The concepts that the app addresses are in ...
Working with young children with verbal apraxia in a
preschool classroom poses many challenges. However, as we all know, there are
also numerous opportunities for creative problem solving, especially with various
technology and software programs at our fingertips. Today I would like to share
a technique that has proven to be quite ...