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Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

by Michelle Diament | July 28, 2015 Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism. In a letter to states, officials from the U.S. Department of Education say they’ve heard that an increasing number of kids on the spectrum may not be receiving services from speech-language pathologists…



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CEU Event – Delivering Quality Services

DELIVERING QUALITY SERVICES –A TREASURE CHEST OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGES  Presented By: Jean Blosser, CCC-SLP, Ed.D. and Holly Kaiser, M.A., CCC-SLP  Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills Loker Student Union – Dominguez Ballroom A & B 1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747…



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The Holiday Season is upon us – and that means possible travel. Great tips on traveling with anyone with disabilities.

Traveling by plane can be stressful for anyone―the long wait, the security hassles, lost luggage.  But the process can be even more grueling for people with disabilities. Recently, news outlets have reported on the unfortunate situation when airlines refuse travel to people with disabilities.  While no one is suggesting that the airlines are acting intentionally,…



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How Are you Doing with your Health and Longevity?

Take this simple test to find out and get easy to implement ideas to improve your health and possible add years to your life. http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/ Calculate your: Biological Age Overall Life Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy Years you’re gaining/losing because of your habits http://apps.bluezones.com/happiness/ They measure: How you remember your life How you experience your life…



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Speech in the Schools

What We Actually Do September 4, 2015 10:59 AM by Teresa Roberts Share A colleague told me that during the first Special Education staff meeting of this school year, an administrator pointedly asked her, “What is it that you actually do?” The principal was questioning team members about their individual roles and the services they provide for students.…



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Open Auditions: Theater and Autism

Open Auditions: Theater and Autism Clarence Rector, MBA, MS,CCC-SLP Client Services Coordinator, MTC   Many clinicians who work with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face difficulties with getting them to respond appropriately to various social situations. Often, we make our best attempts to simulate “live” social situations with structured group interaction, social stories, and…



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Psychologist – CA

School Psychologist needed for the 2015-2016 school year!   We have amazing teams and offer local clinical support! All of our openings are school-based, full-time & full benefits!  Qualifications: PPS Credential. Competitive compensation & Benefit packages which include med/dental/vision/401k and more!  Professional development, licensure and professional association dues reimbursement  CEU courses FREE to you throughout the year – We are a approved California CEU Provider $1,500 Referral bonus! Unlimited…



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One of the First Superheroes with Autism Featured in New Comic Book

Omaze, an organization that raises money and awareness for charitable initiatives is once again partnering with Autism Speaks to help make a difference in the lives of all of those affected by autism! Until June 22, 2015 at midnight PST, go to Omaze.com here to enter for a chance to win a trip to meet Paul Rudd…



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Feds Put Millions Toward Training Special Educators

With an eye on improving services for students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is funneling millions into programs to train new special educators. The Education Department said this week that it is granting $12.8 million to university programs coast to coast to address anticipated shortages in the field. The bulk of the funds…



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New Grad Gifts for SLPs!

Congratulations to all of the new grads out there! So what to get the recent grad in your life? Stickers! (Plus, a pretty container to keep them in.):  Currently, Lego stickers are the most sought after in my room.  Generally, I find that current craze/trendy stickers are “better” than generic seasonal ones.  Also, be sure…



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