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Etsy knows best. How many of you know Etsy? According to Wikipedia, Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many individuals also sell craft ...
Atlanta--The ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center was filled to the brim with early-rising speech-language pathologists and audiologists this morning. They gathered to hear Dr. Maya Angelou, the celebrate poet, activist and educator give the opening keynote at this year's American Speech and Hearing Association Annual ...
Found It! is a scavenger hunt app where you have to find the item described before time runs out. I came across this app while trying to find something my clients would enjoy interacting with while also focusing on their language processing skills. I like this app because I can take tangible objects from around my therapy room or ...
This past week I took my daughter to our local library in search of books appropriate for summertime and gardening. She attends a childcare program two days a week and they have been talking all about planting and eating vegetables over the last few days. I thought this would be a fun way to support what they are learning in the classroom, as well ...
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 ...
Autism Awareness Month began on Sunday, April 1. My son Doug's birthday is April 1.
The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2. World Autism Awareness Day ''aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as ...
When do you elicit a
language sample? Certainly when you first see a child you would want to take a
language sample. However, if the child is not comfortable on the initial
assessment, there is nothing written in stone that says that it has to be
completed the first time around. That in itself should tell you something.
feel that ...
week's blog continues with the theme of preparing for life beyond graduate
school. I gave some advice to new clinicians who are just entering the
field of long-term care (LTC) last week, and back in September I wrote
about gathering every day supplies for therapy in September
2011. I also talked about some simple, inexpensive ideas ...
Dear Kathie: ''My question concerns
Julie, who is a middle school student with ASD. She is bright, verbal, possibly
Asperger's, and is included in the regular classroom for most academics. The
problem is that she refuses to do any written classroom assignments when the
other students are doing theirs. She says ''No,'' lays her head on her ...
mentioned in previous blogs, I'm currently serving as a supervisor for a
graduate student extern. The weeks
have flown by! She has the rest of
this week and all of next week before she moves on to her next assignment in
geriatrics with a local inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Since her assignment is drawing to a
close, I ...