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Tips for back to school

July 25, 2018

Along with new smiling faces, a new school year brings our special education teams new co-teaching arrangements, new assessments to give, and more. In order to help you be as effective as you can with your new students, we’ve put together a list of back-to-school tips that we hope will make managing your caseload a…

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One of the best APPs for Social/Pragmatic Language

July 18, 2018

When you talk to someone, are you aware of their facial expression? Do you pay attention to their body language and/or try to empathize with the person to understand his or her perspective? Unfortunately, school age students and adults with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty understanding the subtle expressions and slang that we normally take…

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6 Classroom Tips To Deal With Separation Anxiety In Children With Special Needs

July 11, 2018

School drop off can be difficult for children and their parents, but it may also create a challenge for child care teachers. As the teacher, it is your responsibility to make sure every child you are caring for feels safe and comfortable in the classroom. This can be difficult when dealing with a child who…

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KINDER RTI At My Elementary School

July 4, 2018

As a speech pathologist working in an elementary school, don’t you feel like sometimes you can barely keep your head above water? Like some days you are literally “flying by the seat of your pants”, having had absolutely no time to prepare for students because you were busy writing IEP’s? And then you keep finding…

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Water activities for summer

June 12, 2018

We have all been waiting for it, but now that it is here, what will we do?  I am not talking about vacations or camps, I am talking about those lazy summer days when it’s too hot to do anything, but the kids need to have some fun!  My favorite activities with my kids is…

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What I wish I knew: Advice to College Grads, Part 2

June 6, 2018

Hi, again! Here is your “What I wish I knew: Advice to College Grads, Part 2”.  This blog will be focusing on your new job and what to keep in mind as you start your new job and school year.   Here’s some advice from one school psychologist to you: It takes 5 years. Just…

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Speech and Language: May Activities

May 30, 2018

It’s May and the end is in sight. The temperatures are growing hotter and you can feel summer’s presence right around the corner. The kids are antsy and you are frantically trying to close out the school year smoothly while keeping it together. This can sometimes be the best time of the year, and the…

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Self-Care: How to survive stress

May 28, 2018

Most of us start to feel a bit of stress towards the end of the semester.  Summer break seems so far away and the days just stretch endlessly ahead of you.  This is usually when stress starts to set in, if it hasn’t already taken hold. What can we do?  Well, far too often our…

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Surviving End of Year Standardized Tests

May 23, 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s time for your child to take the end of year standardized test.  Every state has something similar for their schools although it might be under a different name.  So, this time of year can be very stressful for…

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Better Speech And Hearing Month

May 16, 2018

The month of May always make us think of flowers blooming, birds chirping, warmer weather, and the end of the school year!  May, for us SLPs, is Better Speech and Hearing Month! It can be such a fun time to draw awareness to our field and tell everyone more about what we do on a…

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