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date, my graduate student extern (referred to as ''student teacher'' from
here on out for the sake of convenience) has been with me for two weeks now.
I'm hoping she has learned a lot so far, as I know I have learned things from her already. Having a student teacher really has caused me to do some self-reflecting on
my own therapy and ...
In my last entry, I wrote about a free, recycled object that
makes a wonderful therapy tool. Today I'm going to share and (hopefully) get,
some advice about something else I got for free!
Check this out...
Yup, it's a free and completely blank bulletin board. There
is a spot in our staff room where people put items they no ...
the winter holiday break coming to an end, I'm mentally preparing myself for my
newest venture as a school-based SLP -- the role of a cooperating teacher! As I
had mentioned in a previous
blog, from 1/3/12 through 3/9/12, I'll have a graduate student extern.
I had also mentioned, this is a first time experience for me! ...
at the start of the school year, I had mentioned four new therapy approaches I
was trying this year. About a month ago
I talked about one of them -- my use of adapted
story books to build early literacy skills in students with moderate to
severe disabilities. In today's blog, I
will talk about a second one.
Thanksgiving break is so close I can almost
smell the turkey! If any of you are anything like me, you really NEED (and
deserve) this break! There's a lot about working as a school-based SLP that is
stressful, agitating, time-consuming, irritating...you name it! Anything from
budget cuts, to paperwork, to time constraints, to crazy ...
time of year again: parent conferences! Next week I'll be attending evening
conferences two nights and afternoon conferences the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
With the late nights and busy days, I think this year, I'll be most thankful
for the days off at Thanksgiving break!
I always do
my best to attend as many parent ...
I typically don't
use my blog to ''advertise'' a particular therapy approach or a speaker. I am
completely in favor of the ''eclectic'' approach to speech-language therapy. I
take bits and pieces from a variety of therapy
interventions/approaches/strategies and use what works best with my individual
students. However, I'm always open to new ...
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 ...
I have enjoyed reading the ADVANCE ''Advice to Generation Y''
therapist entries! I want to share the top 5 things I was NOT taught in grad
school, but learned on the job!
1. Every where you go, you'll hear speech and language
disorders. You're an amazing diagnostician! Sometimes you'll be at the park or at the
children's museum with ...
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 ...