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(#15) Two Easy Ideas to Impact Homework & Communications

by Charlotte Boshart | 17 April, 2018 |

Here's the best way to hold kids accountable for their homework, and one simple solution to save time!

(#14) 3 Ideas: Identity, a New Label, and How to Send Winning Emails

by Charlotte Boshart | 10 April, 2018 |

In reality, being an SLP in the schools is a bit of a numbers game:  There are “all of them” and one of you.  Regarding teachers and administrators, that means being a significant presence for “the school,” and a collaborator (and

(#13) "I Love the Kids, but I'm Burned Out"

by Charlotte Boshart | 03 April, 2018 |

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you may be the only SLP in your building.  When I was in the schools, I was the only SLP in each school I worked at.  Honestly, at times, I felt alone; surrounded by

(#12) You Must Be Joking! (Part 2 of 2) “Jokes” in Therapy

by Charlotte Boshart | 03 April, 2018 |

Using jokes is a fun and beneficial way to build language.  Following are therapy ideas on how to teach puns and riddles and why joke-therapy can benefit our language-kids.  The following is primarily

(#11) You Must Be Joking! (Part 1 of 2) "Jokes" in Therapy

by Charlotte Boshart | 27 March, 2018 |

It’s vitally important to laugh!  It’s good for our health and happiness.  Let’s face it, we all love to laugh!  Sometimes funny things just happen in therapy.  But, you might consider (if you haven’t already) a more direct approach.  Use “jokes!”  Use them as a weekly ritual, or as an all-out activity in your therapy.

(#10) A St. Patrick's Day Activity....

by Charlotte Boshart | 15 March, 2018 |

Have you ever done Daily Word-Ladders?  They’re created by Tim Rasinski who’s one of my favorite authors and researchers.   I think you and your language-kids would like them! I put one together for you.  St. Patrick’s Day is the theme of this Daily Word Ladder. 

(#9) March is National Reading Month [Here's the Challenge...]

by Charlotte Boshart | 06 March, 2018 |

One of the defining moments in my therapy-life was with Lucas, a language-challenged second grader.  He stopped mid-sentence during one of his practice sentences, looked me the eyes, and said,

(#8) A Special Note of Appreciation

by Charlotte Boshart | 28 February, 2018 |

Today’s Therapy Matters is a little different.  We’ll get back to therapy next week, but first, I’d like to share with you that…

I just finished my last BER seminar and I’m headed home on the plane writing to you.  After ten years, 

(#7) Speaking Tongues are Actively Braced

by Charlotte Boshart | 20 February, 2018 |

PROOF: “Results indicate that tongue bracing [lateral margin stabilization] is both pervasive and active in running speech and essential in understanding tongue movement control.”

(#6) A Remarkable Method to Lift the Front-Tongue (for ALL Front-Tongue Sounds)

by Charlotte Boshart | 14 February, 2018 |

Do you want to know how to lift and move for a good /s/?  Here’s the answer:  Contract the mid-tongue.  Mid-tongue contraction (a tongue bowl) lifts the front-tongue. 

(#5) Valentine's Day is on its Way!

by Charlotte Boshart | 07 February, 2018 |

Greetings Fellow SLP!

Valentine’s Day is next week!  If you do therapy themes that coordinate with holidays, but you are limited in time to pull them together, I have a suggestion for you. 

(#4) Hot Tips for Successful "R" Therapy (part 3)

by Charlotte Boshart | 03 February, 2018 |

Greetings R-Therapist!

The key to generating a good /r/ is to first address all the /r/ production components:  The Placement, the Lingual Tension, and the Resonance Chamber (See R-Therapy Parts 1 and 2).