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St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Activities

March 7, 2018

This time of year always seems to be especially busy!  Our calendars are filled with IEP meetings, stacks of evaluations to finish, and state-wide standardized testing is looming over us.  So, when I sit down to plan St. Patrick’s Day activities for therapy this time of year, I want to make sure that it hits three…

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Helpful Hints For Working With Students Affected By ASD

February 28, 2018

Video Modeling Video modeling uses video recording to provide a visual model of the targeted behavior or skill. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to be visual learners, watching videos is often a preferred activity, and it does not involve social demands. Try video modeling and see if the individual is generalizing skills across…

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Functional Life Skills In Speech And Language Therapy

February 21, 2018

Taking the opportunity to teach students the necessary functional life skills during speech and language therapy sessions is my absolute favorite area to target. Many of our students will continue to struggle with attention, memory, and executive functioning skills that will negatively affect their ability to store, process, and retrieve information as easily as others.…

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Ideas For Improving Student Self-Awareness/Self-Monitoring

February 14, 2018

If you were to ask your students “How do you think your speech sounded?” – how many of you would get a shoulder shrug and “I don’t know” as a response?  Unfortunately, it would probably be quite a few of us!  Because we get such a limited amount of time with our students each week,…

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Valentine’s Day Activities

February 7, 2018

Valentine’s Day can be a great time to celebrate friendship, love, and family with our therapy students. Not to mention, it can almost always involve sweets! As the case with any holiday, you can easily adapt the goals you are working on with your students to incorporate the holiday theme. Below are a variety of…

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IPad Apps For Speech And Language Therapy

January 31, 2018

Whether you love technology or hate it, I think we can all agree that it’s here to stay and will play a major role in the workforce and economy for decades to come. Therefore, it’s important that we start introducing it to our students as soon as we can. Providing exposure to technology, as well…

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Sensory Boxes For Increasing Vocabulary

January 24, 2018

“Tell Me And I Forget. Teach Me And I May Remember. Involve Me And I Learn.” –Benjamin Franklin   The Why: I’ll never forget staring at a group of language students wondering why, after weeks of targeting our Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words, they could not identify the word “pilgrim.” We read books about pilgrims, sang songs…

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Ideas For Increasing The Number Of Practice Opportunities In Therapy

January 17, 2018

YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR SLP.  You plan amazing lessons and your students love coming to speech.  There’s just one hiccup – some of your students aren’t making the progress you know that they are capable of making.  If that’s the case, it might be time to reflect on how many productions you are getting out…

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Mental Wellness Month

January 10, 2018

“An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure.” –Benjamin Franklin January is Mental Wellness month, and after the whirlwind that is the holiday season, most of us are ready to take a little “me” time.  Maybe it’s a resolution you’re ready to tackle, or maybe you just need a break to reset.  A…

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2018

Welcome to a new year! It’s time again to think about the upcoming year and the resolutions.  We all know what we NEED to do: exercise more, eat healthier, go to bed earlier, and not be so stressed. We try to accomplish the same resolutions year to year.  Regardless if you succeed or not year…

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