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  • How Many SLPs are REALLY Using iPads?

    Just as I am a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA). PSHA has proven to be a wonderful resource for me over the past few years. A few weeks ago, PSHA sent out the final results of a recent survey they conducted asking ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 13, 2012
  • Give Yourself a High Five in 2012!

    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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 3, 2012
  • AAC for Preschoolers

    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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 20, 2011
  • Assessments Discussion Continued

    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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 15, 2011
  • Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Pt. 3

    Today 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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 12, 2011
  • Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 2

    This week is the second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware County in Pennsylvania. Our discussion continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are affecting early intervention, as well as ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 5, 2011
  • Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 1

    Join me today for my interview with my friend and colleague, Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, who, as you will see, wears many hats. She works and supervises within both the homecare and the preschool setting and will share her views and insights about the realities of working in early intervention in 2011. Stephanie: Hi Helen. Thank you so much for ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on June 28, 2011
  • The Speech Spirit: A Return to Spirit

    For those who have been reading this blog since it began in October of 2008, you know that from time to time I have written a post called The Speech Spirit, which would address the more personal and what I often see as the spiritual side of being a therapist, working with children with disabilities, and balancing work and family. This past ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 31, 2011
  • SLP Survey

    For today's post, I have chosen a list of questions and created a survey specifically designed for speech therapists working in early intervention. The survey looks at a variety of topics and issues which we face as therapists and my hope is that the results of this poll will be very beneficial to all of us as therapists and maybe even beyond as a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 1, 2011