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Last week I met a skilled clinician who had recently relocated, transitioning from running a private practice in an urban environment to working in a rural school district. After our conversation, she shared the following sentiment: “I was encouraged by your own strong feelings that school-based clinicians aren't second class therapists and ...
Speech language pathologists use an impressive amount of technical terminology, also known as jargon. This is to be expected within any professional discipline, however, clinicians are regularly required to code-switch between high-level terminology and plain language.Back in my early days, I was presenting to a teacher and a young ...
people on social media and later mainstream media recently viewed a photo of a particular
dress that stirred a national debate. Due to the background lighting and
photographic exposure, people saw the two colors of the dress differently.
For all of us
who debated the colors of that dress (blue/black or white/gold),
we had a ...
Last time, I blogged about being a member of a state speech-language-hearing association. In that blog I mentioned my state association's upcoming annual convention. Today's post is about some of my experiences at the PSHA Convention. I'll write about the other presentations I attended in my next post.
My time at the convention was split among ...
has been a busy (and a bit unusual) start to the school year! If the weather
around here lately is any indication of what the winter and the rest of the
school year is going to be like, we're in trouble! Since I've gone back to
school , we've experienced a minor
earthquake, were blown around and rained upon by the outer ...
back to school, fellow SLPs! Now, I realize if you are in other parts of the
country, you might not start until after Labor Day, but where I live all the
schools either started last week or this week. Either way - welcome back! I hope
that all of you are starting the year refreshed from your summer off and ready
to tackle another ...
Here I am at home getting ready for the calendar to turn
another month in less than 24 hours. Yes folks, August has arrived! Now, I'm
not sure what that means in other parts of the country, but where I live,
school starts in August. Actually, around here the school-aged kids here go
back to school before most of the college students have even ...
When I first started to become interested in using picture books as contexts for intervention in my public school SLP position, I was really happy to find Books are for Talking Too, by Jane Gebers. It was clearly just the resource I was looking for at the time - a guide specific to SLPs detailing the power of using picture books. Many great ...
In my last blog entry, I discussed my push-in therapy that I do within the Life Skills classroom. As part of that discussion, when I had mentioned some of the communication modalities the students used, I had mentioned PODD. Several people had commented on the blog and inquired about PODD, thus inspiring my latest blog. I should note, ...