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We all have them: those stressful IEP meetings when you and the parent have some differences when it comes to objectives or service times. It doesn't matter if you've been in the field for 1 year or 30 years, we all experience those meetings.
The following are some suggestions that I have found help relieve the stress, as well as maintain (or ...
Every year when the first of January rolls around, I like to acknowledge this yearly opportunity to take stock of the past and also prepare for the future. For me, 2013 was an extremely busy year professionally. It was filled with new experiences and challenges, such as supervising a graduate student, re-entering the homecare setting while also ...
Over the last four weeks, I have been posting the results from my Early Intervention Parent Survey. The survey questions focused on both the Birth to 3 and the 3 to 5 programs in order to compare and contrast the reactions parents have to both, as well as to look thoroughly at the entire early intervention experience from a parent's perspective. ...
Today's post is a reminder that the month of May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year's theme is ''Connecting People Through Communication.'' Today is May 1, and I thought the ideal way to kick off this month was to create a resource post for parents and therapists to easily access and utilize throughout this month and ...
It has been several months (or longer) since I wrote a post
sharing web-related resources for therapists and parents. However, when our Early
Intervention Speech Therapy Blog was officially recognized by the
ASHAsphere, which is ''the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association,'' I thought it may be a good time to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Despite events like Hurricane Irene pummeling the East Coast,
I really love the end of August - this time of the year has always been one of
my favorites. The weather in the northeast part of the country begins to change,
becoming more unpredictable. The sky turns temperamental and a cool breeze will
begin to cut through the summer heat. At ...
When I first started to become interested in using picture books as contexts for intervention in my public school SLP position, I was really happy to find Books are for Talking Too, by Jane Gebers. It was clearly just the resource I was looking for at the time - a guide specific to SLPs detailing the power of using picture books. Many great ...
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.
continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are
affecting early intervention, as well as ...