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  • I’m Thankful For

    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 ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on November 23, 2011
  • The Value of Observation in Diagnostic Assessment

    I have a confession to make ... diagnostic assessment is one of my most favorite aspects of my job! So, needless to say, I am really enjoying this ongoing discussion regarding assessments in early intervention! I love the entire process of assessing children, observing and analyzing their behavior during the testing and then of ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 22, 2011
  • Assessments Discussion Continued

    Thank you to everyone who wrote in last week and shared their experiences, preferences and reactions to the various testing materials available to us as SLPs. I really enjoy hearing everyone's perspective and feedback! I wanted to continue the discussion this week by asking a few more questions and offering additional ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 15, 2011
  • This Conference Was a Winner!

    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 ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on October 12, 2011
  • Blogger Questions Answered

    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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 11, 2011
  • Off to a Good Start: A Personal Reflection and Checklist

    How is your school year going so far? The past 2 years have been very challenging for me with regards to organization. Early in 2010, I switched jobs after returning from maternity leave. When I moved into my current position in February, not only was it the middle of the school year, but the caseload was hefty. I inherited a group of about ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 20, 2011
  • Interview with a Private Clinician: Part 2

    In my last post, I introduced Christopher Heistand, an SLP who owns a clinic in my town. We talked about the pros and cons of clinic vs. schools. Here is part 2! AS: Why did you decide to go out on your own to work privately? CH: I was fortunate enough to work in a school's birth-3 [years-old] program as the primary speech ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on September 19, 2011
  • New School Year, New Ideas

    It certainly 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 ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on September 14, 2011
  • Interview with a Private Clinician: Part 1

    In my last post, I talked about how I did a little bit of work in private practice and what I see as the advantages to keeping my day job in the schools! I wanted to share the expertise of Christopher Heistand, the SLP who started the clinic where I work over the summer. There are now three SLPs and three OTs who work together at this clinic. ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on September 5, 2011
  • 2011-2012 School Year Kick-Off!

    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 ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 30, 2011