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  • Fairy Tales in Speech Therapy!

    I've always loved reading classic fairy tales with my students. Not only are they great for their narrative structure, but they also play a big role in our culture.  Well, I really lucked out, because look what our librarian's daughter painted on the wall right outside my office!   As I walk to my room with my younger ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on February 6, 2012
  • Book It, Pt. 21: The Alphabet Comes to the Rescue

    Books continue to be my heroes in my school position, sometimes showing up to save me from ennui when I least expect it. I was recently doing a pull-over sort of session in the literacy center (the kindergarten class is nearby and my room is, well, not), and spied the colorful cover of Alphabet Rescue, by Audrey Wood and her son, Bruce. ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 30, 2012
  • Book It, Part 8: More Resources to Support Using Picture Books in Therapy

    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 ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on July 18, 2011
  • Moving Day!

    My favorite day of the school year came last week - the last day of school - and I was down to the wire, finishing up progress notes, IEPs and evaluations.  Another daunting task on my to-do list was moving EVERYTHING out of my little speech room. I'm moving back to a room with lots more space to house my addiction - speech materials! ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on June 27, 2011
  • That Pesky /r/ Sound!

    In my last posting, I talked about one of my favorite objectives, /s/ blends. Here's a goal that we school SLPs get a lot, and I'm sure you all know what it is: that pesky /r/ sound! While some kids take to speech therapy for the /r/ like a duck to water, others definitely have more trouble. I employ different strategies! Some of the oral motor ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on May 16, 2011