I am a HUGE advocate for PLAY. Children learn SO MUCH from play…including speech and language! When parents ask me how they can best help their young children with their communication skills, one thing I always say is: PLAY WITH THEM!
This review is NOT the typical Speech Room News review. Today is all about making your room the 'aquarium'! Education Insights asked if I was interested in reviewing their new Fluorescent Light Filters.
Okay, spiders aren’t my favorite bug, but as long as they are cute in a book, I am okay with them. Let’s not get into snakes though! Today I brought out one of my favorite Halloween books for Speech Therapy, Aaaarrgghh: Spider!
Today's post is more of a reflection and not a clinical report about how to address challenging behavior issues encountered in the home care setting. I am a speech-language pathologist, not a behavior specialist.
After I was asked this question by a parent again earlier this week it prompted this post. As some background speech pathologists work with children as young as premature infants with feeding difficulties through to adults who ...
When bilinguals are listening to, or reading, just one language, are their other languages involved? For many years, researchers answered positively but positions are evolving as new studies are being done and more factors are controlled.
Winnipeg student uses iPad to speak first words CBC.ca Jade's speech language therapist, Cindy Walker, works with children throughout Winnipeg, many of whom are shifting towards using the devices full time.
Here Comes the Sun! A couple years ago, I had the chance to see Barbra Fernandes M.S., CCC-SLP, from SmartyEars present a number of apps including “Sunny.” I was intrigued, but I at the time I was focused more on apps for treatment and wasn’t...
I have been working hard to teach my students this year how to express present progressive verbs and identify objects by function. I decided to create a fun and easy to use freebie to address both of these goals!
At the beginning of each school year, I have great expectations that this year is the year that all my little speechies are going to manage their behavior well in my treatment room with minimal incentives on my end.
If you are anything like me, you too love bringing the holidays into your therapy sessions! Not only is it practical and supports the classroom curriculum, but it also adds amusement and interest to your therapy sessions.
I really enjoyed being a guest on Laura Mize’s Podcast today for “Teachmetotalk” on the topic of “Great Toys From Play On Words.” She is a pediatric speech pathologist who hosts a weekly show highlighting information for parents of children with...
I've spend the first few weeks of school introducing Social Thinking to all my students. None of the materials I was using were really appropriate for my older elementary students but this is one of the foundational concepts we will use all year.
Now that the school year is well under way, I am getting to know and love a whole new crop of children. As speech therapists working in early intervention we know that all children are unique and special in their own way.
Recently I received an email from a bilingual SLP who said she had translated some of my books into Spanish. I really hadn't thought about providing these in other languages, but I do know that some of the Spanish-speaking kids I've worked with...