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One of the joys of writing this blog over the past year has been the
ability to share my perspective on family and patient interaction. Of course, it
has been focused on my passion of giving the non-verbal a voice. So today I
would like to talk specifically to those families and users that I hope to get
more SLPs to serve.
Here are the ...
Each person that we provide therapy for has his or her
challenges. Sometimes the challenge is that his or her goals do not sync with
the goals we think are appropriate. Sometimes the family dynamic has too many
external stressors which either reduces attendance or participation of
stakeholders in therapy more than likely reducing the efficacy ...
This fall at
the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of
children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they
were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age
in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children
were in need of a ...
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with,
Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for
pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The
texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy
using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
This week I am taking a recipe hiatus and would like to
share some picky eater tips that I am currently using at my house!
For picky eaters, looking at a full plate of ''tuna surprise''
with a side of rice pudding and a cup of strawberry smoothie can be awfully
overwhelming. I know this is definitely true for my picky eating daughter. ...
LOVE french fries. Even moms of picky eaters will confess that their little
one(s) will eat french fries and they allow it (and may even encourage it) because,
''At least they are eating!''
Here is my
theory on why french fries and picky eaters get along so well:
French fries are small and easy
to hold - perfect for little ...
Great feedback from last Tuesday's Pace-Out-Your-Speech
Post! Many of you wrote in with great pacing board proposals of your own. Thank
you for sharing your useful and novel ideas! In addition, many of you also requested
that pictures of the pacing boards be posted. Here are ones that I made and use
daily in the classroom:
*All the pacing ...
This is our fourth and final rainforest recipe for this
summer! It was been a fun four weeks, full of delicious and creative eats. The
kids really loved all of the recipes, as did the parents! I have had several
families share with me that they tried the recipes at home. Many enjoyed making
them with their children and were pleasantly ...
I have been using recipe-based language lessons off and on
for about 10 years or so in various classroom settings, as well as in homecare,
and each time similar results occur. Not only do the parents, teachers and
children seem to really enjoy and anticipate the recipe of the week, but I also
see positive changes in the way the children ...
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 ...