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In the early days of my career, I was at an IEP meeting waiting to present goals for a kindergarten student with multiple needs. He was an enthusiastic young boy with mild coordination difficulties, who frequently bumped into furniture and other children. He had language and learning delays, and slightly imprecise articulation. His grandmother was ...
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 ...
Halloween is this week, and with that lots of excitement for
all of us at school! I've been having fun with some free Halloween iPad apps .
My favorite so far is Millie's Book of Tricks & Treats!
Kids knock on a door, it opens and behind the door, there is a cute dog doing a
trick or getting a treat! There's a photo of Millie the dog ...
Many children we work with do not see a link between their behavior and immediate positive consequences they can receive, let alone the connection between their behaviors and their long-term impressions on others. As SLPs, these students can be challenging in many ways, not only because it can be difficult for us to get them to participate in ...
This time of year, especially in the Northeast, it can seem
like everyone is struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, including our
students. It's cold, it's dark, and the smallest thing can set us off! As SLPs,
we can be good counselors to our students and encourage positive self-talk for
all sorts of occasions.
series has predominantly been about picture books that SLPs can utilize in
language therapy, I suppose I am allowed to make some detours. I recently
re-read one of my all-time favorite books, The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, and it
occurred to me how much I wanted to recommend this book to ...
Listening is such a key skill for
SLPs in schools to address and foster for all students, whether they have
auditory comprehension deficits, social communication problems or are just
overly active in the classroom setting. Comprehension exercises are one way to
do this, but it is helpful to be as strategic as possible and give ...
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. ...
Autumn is the perfect time to use
trees as a context for your speech and language therapy. The study of trees is
often identified as a curriculum unit, at least here in the Northeast where they
change significantly across the span of a year.
Trees can be related to
categories and subcategories, can be used to teach describing by parts ...
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 ...