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One of the things I love about being a Speech Language Pathologist is that we never stop learning. Nowadays, with technology and all of the amazing social media sites, keeping up to date is easier than ever. All you need to do is find the time, which I know for many that may be problematic. My next set of blog posts will be a ...
Flash back about 25 years. To a school-based SLP, he'd be described as a child who stutters. There appears to be a genetic component to his stuttering, as his oldest sister demonstrated some mild stuttering at his age. He is the youngest of four children. It's a noisy household with lots of competition to talk and be heard. The severity of his ...
In honor of April as Autism Awareness Month, I thought it appropriate to inform all SLPs about the colors of the Autism Awareness Ribbon. This ribbon is unique, and there is meaning behind the puzzle and colors that represent the autism syndrome. The Autism Society of America describes the ribbon as follows:
The Autism Awareness Ribbon
Many children we work with do not see a link between their behavior and immediate positive consequences they can receive, let alone the connection between their behaviors and their long-term impressions on others. As SLPs, these students can be challenging in many ways, not only because it can be difficult for us to get them to participate in ...
When do you elicit a
language sample? Certainly when you first see a child you would want to take a
language sample. However, if the child is not comfortable on the initial
assessment, there is nothing written in stone that says that it has to be
completed the first time around. That in itself should tell you something.
feel that ...
It has been several months (or longer) since I wrote a post
sharing web-related resources for therapists and parents. However, when our Early
Intervention Speech Therapy Blog was officially recognized by the
ASHAsphere, which is ''the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association,'' I thought it may be a good time to ...
week's blog continues with the theme of preparing for life beyond graduate
school. I gave some advice to new clinicians who are just entering the
field of long-term care (LTC) last week, and back in September I wrote
about gathering every day supplies for therapy in September
2011. I also talked about some simple, inexpensive ideas ...
Just as I am a member of the American Speech Language and
Hearing Association (ASHA), I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA). PSHA has proven to be a wonderful resource
for me over the past few years.
A few weeks ago, PSHA sent out the final results
of a recent survey they conducted asking ...
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
In last week's blog post, ''The iPad Becomes a wePad for Autism,''
I encouraged you to develop a relationship between the iPad, the child and another
person, rather than letting the child with autism treat it as a ''thing.''
Let's call that
with the iPad. That's when we can turn it into a wePad and make those applications come