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There are many test tools on the market to use with young children. I think it is important to understand the information that each of these tools can yield and that testing should contain a play component, a parental report component, and a standardized testing component whenever possible. There are parent questionnaires and tools that rely ...
“Are you kidding?” I chuckled to myself at the thought of the title of this blog entry.
In grad school, I actually thought that you evaluated a toddler's speech and language skills by breaking out a standardized testing tool and you administered the test and that was that. Well, that sounds fabulous, but let me tell you all of the things that ...
I feel very fortunate to have battled my own bouts of anxiety and the
baby blues with the birth of one of my own children. When I was suffering of
this debilitating battle, I would wonder why? Why me? It's hard enough being a
new mother of a baby that needs me 24/7, she cries, she poops—she never takes a
Why, on top of all of that, ...
Now we all have our New Year resolutions. Some people want
to lose weight, others hope to get better organized and many desire to spend
more time with their families and friends. Everyone has areas of their lives
that could use some restoring and most have the instinctual need to simply
become more balanced.
For the past two years, I ...
Today I would like to continue my post discussion from last
week. So far, only one SLP has responded to my inquiry about using an iPad
with children ages 3-5 years old. Now, I do realize that we are less than a
week away from both Christmas and Hanukkah, so maybe therapists are much busier
than usual! However, I am also wondering if ...
I have a confession to make ... diagnostic assessment is one
of my most favorite aspects of my job!
So, needless to say, I am really enjoying this ongoing discussion
regarding assessments in early intervention! I love the entire process of
assessing children, observing and analyzing their behavior during the testing
and then of ...
Thank you to everyone who wrote in last week and shared
their experiences, preferences and reactions to the various testing materials
available to us as SLPs. I really enjoy hearing everyone's perspective and
feedback! I wanted to continue the discussion this week by asking a few more
questions and offering additional ...
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular
posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In
addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that
questions are being addressed and people are able to get the answers they are
seeking. Today's post will do just that, so please join me in ...
How is your
school year going so far?
The past 2
years have been very challenging for me with regards to organization. Early in
2010, I switched jobs after returning from maternity leave. When I moved into
my current position in February, not only was it the middle of the school year,
but the caseload was hefty. I inherited a group of about ...
is the final part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL. Our discussion
continues as we explore the changes affecting the preschool portion of early
intervention.(You can read the first part here, and the second part here.)
Steph: What changes have you seen in the 3-5 preschool early
intervention system in the last few ...