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I hate making clinical mistakes. They make me feel bad about my skills and myself. Mistakes may often be based on lack of information, which affects the development of a relationship. Sometimes the desire to make a difference as quickly as possible negatively affects the collection of comprehensive background information and prolonged ...
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 ...
There’s always a small thread of sadness mixed in with the happiness when a client completes therapy.Our relationships with students are temporary. Sometimes they last a few years, and sometimes they last a few months or less. Yesterday, a student who has been making excellent progress on her articulation asked me, “What happens when I’m finished ...
people on social media and later mainstream media recently viewed a photo of a particular
dress that stirred a national debate. Due to the background lighting and
photographic exposure, people saw the two colors of the dress differently.
For all of us
who debated the colors of that dress (blue/black or white/gold),
we had a ...
I have a winner! I would like to send Shannon, from Grandville Public Schools in Michigan, a copy of the Pirate Who Couldn't Say ''Arr!'' Shannon, please send me your address at SLPALEX1@gmail.com. Shannon was the eighth commenter - ''8'' in this case being the magic number!
I really appreciated the comments and was pleased to get one in my ...
One of my favorite parenting blogs often publishes ''quandaries'' and asks parents to respond with their input. I thought this was a great idea, especially since I'm perpetually in a quandary.
I thought that I would write about a quandary in our field from time to time and invite readers to respond. Also, feel free to send your quandaries to me ...
series has predominantly been about picture books that SLPs can utilize in
language therapy, I suppose I am allowed to make some detours. I recently
re-read one of my all-time favorite books, The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, and it
occurred to me how much I wanted to recommend this book to ...
has been a busy (and a bit unusual) start to the school year! If the weather
around here lately is any indication of what the winter and the rest of the
school year is going to be like, we're in trouble! Since I've gone back to
school , we've experienced a minor
earthquake, were blown around and rained upon by the outer ...
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 ...
all my discussions of service delivery models, whether direct or
indirect ones, all the students I've talked about supporting were ones
who were already identified/had IEPs
in place, which include either direct and/or indirect services from a
speech-language pathologist. However, in looking at the overall population of an elementary ...