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  • We Do Care

    A few years ago, I attended a restorative listening community event, which brought together parents/caregivers, general education teachers, special education service providers, and administrators. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I entered a large hall filled with round tables. Seating was organized so that each table contained members of the ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on February 29, 2016
  • I Am On Your Side

    Dear ''not so nice'' Mommy, I am sorry that you feel the need to be so pushy with me. I do have just as much experience as your last therapist or at the very least I am open to continue to learn. Bringing up your previous therapist and comparing us is just not nice. I am sure she was a wonderful therapist. But no, unfortunately, I am not her ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on February 17, 2016
  • The Super Bowl & CTE: A Moral Quandary?

    By Tamer Abouras   First thing’s first: It’s safe to assume that most of us have heard the common tropes about the Super Bowl and its accompanying media circus. Everyone knows it’s a massive event with viewership exceeding the number of people who celebrate Christmas. The commercials and halftime show are as much of a draw as the game ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on February 8, 2016
  • Vocabulary Schemes

    I almost got in an argument with a five-year-old. We were working on describing skills and taking turns providing descriptors for familiar objects. We were looking at a picture of a car. I attempted to give him a clue. I whispered that a car needs a key. He shook his head, “no”. He said that a car didn’t need a key. I looked at him ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 25, 2016
  • Grad School Interview Tips for Future SLPs

    Do you know future Speech Language Pathologists who are applying to graduate school? Here are some tips to share with them about graduate school interviews.Many university programs use interviews to learn about a candidate’s experiences, interests, and personality. Think about the following types of questions: •    What interested ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 18, 2016
  • Deconstructing Sounds

    I was working with a bright student who has difficulty producing /r/ and consonant clusters. He was explaining about writing computer code in Java script. The word “script” was challenging for him. We stopped the conversation to practice it.“Did you know that script is ‘crypt’ with an ‘s’ at the beginning?” I asked, while writing ‘script’ and ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 11, 2016
  • Have You Heard?

    By Tamer Abouras With tens of thousands of them leaving the workforce daily, it’s probably safe to suggest that the time of Baby Boomers is at an end. The implications that exodus has for programs such as Social Security aside, one interesting dynamic is the degree to which the American economy has changed and evolved since the first Boomers ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on December 30, 2015
  • Planning for Practice

    With speech sound therapy, guided questions may help children recognize which words to practice and allow for visualization of a semi-independent practice routine.Co-create a list of practice words:•    Which of these words did you think were your star words – your best words?•    Which of these words do you want to ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on December 28, 2015
  • Describing: Beyond Adjectives

    Many students have describing goals. Describing is the ability to provide details and specific information about a person, place, object, or concept. Descriptors allow a listener to create a mental picture of a shared idea. Descriptors help differentiate between different possible interpretations of an entity, e.g., for “dog”, “the small dog” ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on December 14, 2015
  • An Invite to the Party

    By Tamer Abouras No matter what you attend college for, one of the incredibly annoying things you’re treated to upon graduation is the deluge of career-placement and human resources types essentially asking the same thing: Who invited you? For some odd reason, all those classes where you debated complicated theories and all those internships ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on December 10, 2015
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