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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 ...
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 ...
As promised, today is the first ''Good Eater Secrets'' post!
Good Eater Secrets is a series of questions
designed to investigate the ''secrets'' behind children who are good,
healthy eaters and the moms (and dads!) that feed them! The purpose of this
search is to help both parents of ''picky eaters'' and speech
therapists who work with ...
Our young clients with ASD aren't really so difficult when
it comes to lesson plans for therapy and fulfilling benchmarks and outcomes. In
fact, they're very easy. Look at my list of Top Five Necessities and you'll see
that the first four are ''get it and you'll have it'' kind of things.
Why not get the school year started off with a
special, personal note from YOU to the parents of your most challenging
As speech/language pathologist (SLP) at (name of school)
Elementary School, I look forward to working with (child's first ...