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This time of year, especially in the Northeast, it can seem
like everyone is struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, including our
students. It's cold, it's dark, and the smallest thing can set us off! As SLPs,
we can be good counselors to our students and encourage positive self-talk for
all sorts of occasions.
Last year I wrote a
post, a la Oprah, about my favorite (speech therapy) things! Since it
is that time of year again, I am going to discuss one favorite, recycled item!
In the clinic I do some work for over the summer, there is
an amazing long, transparent tube. I cannot tell you how much I have coveted
this tube and wanted to take it ...
Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I realize that many families and
caregivers, as well as staff, struggle to include the elderly patient with
swallowing or cognitive-communication impairments in the holiday celebrations.
If Mom or Dad have swallowing or memory deficits, it definitely impacts the
celebration. It's awkward to talk ...
Today I have two fun activities that can be easily
incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions!
OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE
First is a language-based lesson that talks all about
''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a
sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON
THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta
creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how
to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's
Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini
Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
All through September at our school we talked about apples:
red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in
between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it
is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! The teachers are talking all about those
happy round orange friends we see every ...
I have always enjoyed children's literature, and enjoy using
children's books in my therapy sessions. I always hope that I'm doing the
books, and my students' goals, justice. Because of this, I really enjoyed the
ADVANCE Webinar Narrative
Development: Beyond Story Grammar presented by Maryellen
Rooney Moreau, MEd, CCC-SLP. ...
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 ...
If you have been reading this blog since its inception three
years ago (the first post was published October
1, 2008) then you will know that when I began writing my weekly posts, I
was working in a home-based birth to 3 program.
It was that experience that prompted me to contact ADVANCE
with the idea to create a speech and language therapy ...
This week instead of a recipe, I would like to share a fun
lesson that expands on the apple theme from last week's recipe
post. This is a lesson I created and implemented with my occupational
therapist colleague and is an imaginative mix of communication and sensory-enriched
The Story of Johnny
The lesson began with a ...