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  • Reflections on PSHA, Part 2

    In my last post I blogged about some of the experiences I had attending two days of my state association's annual convention. Today's post is about the rest of my experiences at the PSHA Convention. I tried to pick short courses and seminars based on my areas of interest and areas in which I felt I needed to learn more. Between the two days I ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Reflections on PSHA, Part 1

    Last time, I blogged about being a member of a state speech-language-hearing association. In that blog I mentioned my state association's upcoming annual convention. Today's post is about some of my experiences at the PSHA Convention. I'll write about the other presentations I attended in my next post. My time at the convention was split among ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on April 11, 2012
  • The CFY Experience: A New Grad's Perspective

    This week's post is an interview with Christine Costello about her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) experiences. Last year I had the privilege of supervising Christine for a few months in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting. Although Christine decided to explore an opportunity in the public education system while still in her CFY, I know ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on February 23, 2012
  • Speech Therapy with an iPad!

    This past week, as promised, the Assistive Technology representative from our county paid me a welcomed visit, bringing with her the much anticipated iPad! Very exciting! When we met, she walked me through several of the applications that were previously downloaded onto the device. I quickly fell in love with a select few. I also learned ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 10, 2012
  • Ideas Needed: Bulletin Board!

      In my last entry, I wrote about a free, recycled object that makes a wonderful therapy tool. Today I'm going to share and (hopefully) get, some advice about something else I got for free! Check this out...   Yup, it's a free and completely blank bulletin board. There is a spot in our staff room where people put items they no ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 9, 2012
  • One Way Out of an Intense Picky Eater “Phase”

    I have heard parents say this many times when we discuss the eating habits of their ''picky eater:'' ''Hes/she used to eat (preferred food), but not anymore! Now I can barely get them to eat or try anything new. He/she eats the same things over and over.'' Our family has been dealing with this at home with our two-year-old picky eater. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 6, 2012
  • Singing in the New Year

    I do not make New Year's resolutions, but I do set goals for myself, and one of them is to perpetually look for new ways to treat patients that are fun and creative in nature. On a recent commute to work, I was excited to hear a story on NPR's Morning Edition: ''Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Victims Speak Again.'' I immediately thought ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on January 5, 2012
  • When I was a Student Teacher...

    With the winter holiday break coming to an end, I'm mentally preparing myself for my newest venture as a school-based SLP -- the role of a cooperating teacher! As I had mentioned in a previous blog, from 1/3/12 through 3/9/12, I'll have a graduate student extern.  As I had also mentioned, this is a first time experience for me! ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 4, 2012
  • Give Yourself a High Five in 2012!

    Now we all have our New Year resolutions. Some people want to lose weight, others hope to get better organized and many desire to spend more time with their families and friends. Everyone has areas of their lives that could use some restoring and most have the instinctual need to simply become more balanced. For the past two years, I ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 3, 2012
  • Book It, Part 19: Start the Year off with a Positive Attitude

    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.  Self-talk ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 2, 2012
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