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  • Continuing Education: AAC Style

    Anytime of the year is a good time of the year to look at continuing education opportunities.  There are so many great opportunities related to AAC.  One great opportunity happens at the beginning of every year in Orlando, the ATIA conference. ATIA is the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference that is occurring January 27th ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on October 16, 2014
  • Autism & SPDs: Learning From an OT

    For this blog, I consulted an Occupational Therapist (OT) with 21 years of experience in the field. I consulted Mrs. Vargas for her professional expertise on working with children that have Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs), given her extensive experience. I strongly feel that SLPs working with children that have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder ...
    Posted to Speaking of Autism: Across Contexts and Ages (Weblog) on October 14, 2014
  • Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss

    By Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Many SLPs, TODs and AuDs are finding themselves seeing increasing numbers of children with hearing loss who come from families that speak more than one language with a range of proficiency in the differing languages. Working in Texas at the time, we had a weekly caseload of 135 children with 50% of ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on October 9, 2014
  • Communicating in the Community With Social Scripts

    Using a communication device out in the community can be a very exciting and motivating activity. As many students, especially older students are being transitioned into vocational training environments, it is vital for them to be comfortable communicating effectively. Communicating in the community is also a way to show new users how effective ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on September 18, 2014
  • Making Money on the Side For a School SLP

    When you were going into the field of Speech-Language Pathology, did you ever look at those ''average salaries'' graphs? Did you think ''Score! I'm going into a field that makes tons of money!'' I know I did!  Then, I started working for a public school system in the middle of Missouri and reality set in. It seems that SLPs rarely get paid ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on July 10, 2014
  • Maintain Your CEU's - Resources!

    Last week I wrote a post about the absolute necessity of maintaining your ASHA CEU's and how to do it. This week as promised I am providing a variety of updated resources that you can use to earn your credits as well as find trainings that both interest you and are pertinent to your current job position. Look to YOUR State Speech Organization ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 25, 2014
  • Those Busy Bees

    When I was a graduate student, I couldn't wait to find a home in the schools. I had an idealized picture of a nurturing environment, growing young minds, and an SLP as a butterfly, flitting among many classrooms and students. Reality doesn't always match our imaginations! The 2012 ASHA School Survey showed that paperwork and lack of planning ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on February 13, 2014
  • A Real Page-Turner

    Spinal cord injury, stroke, and hundreds of congenital and acquired disorders impair the use of hands--an essential body part for using touch-screen technology. A handful of apps are switch-accessible, but these consist mainly of AAC apps and some early childhood books and games (Jane Farrell keeps a list here). For all other apps, these users are ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on April 22, 2013
  • Top 5 iPad Tips & Tricks – Part 2

    Last week I shared with you three of my top five iPad tips and tricks.  Here are the top two: #2: Text to Speech The iPad will read aloud any text in Notes, Safari, iBooks, Mail, or others apps in which you can select text.  To turn this feature on, go to the Settings app, select General, and scroll down to Accessibility.  Under ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on July 30, 2012
  • Finding Speech Therapy Jobs in 2012

    It's been over three years since I have written a post about finding jobs in the field of speech language pathology. Latest numbers show that unemployment in the United States has remained at a steady but significant rate of 8.2% for the second month in a row. This percentage is mainly concluded by the number of individuals actively seeking ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 10, 2012
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