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(#22) New Resources and Surprises for You!

by Charlotte Boshart | 01 August, 2018 |

Rather than ideas 'n info, this first-of-the-school year offering is more like "what I did during my summer break." (I remember doing those. Do teachers still ask kids to do that?) I do have some helpful ideas 'n info all lined up to share with you starting next week. But first...

(#21) Here Comes Summer!

by Charlotte Boshart | 05 June, 2018 | 5 Comments

[A fun letter for you and your kids!]  It’s summer!  If you’re a school therapist, congratulations!  You made it through another year.  I hope it was a good one. 

If you’re a private practitioner your summer-time therapy with your speech kids is just ramping up.  Go get ‘em!

(#20) Coping with End-of-the-School-Year Stress

by Charlotte Boshart | 29 May, 2018 |

If doing therapy right now was all you had to do, you’d be fine; but paperwork complicates things.  Your normal days are probably scheduled for therapy,

(#19) How to Discreetly Communicate with Colleagues

by Charlotte Boshart | 23 May, 2018 |

One day at school, the principal stopped me in the hall, “Hey, Char, I’ve been meaning to ask you a question.  Will you head up the Young Authors Conference this year?

(#18) Five Things Effective Therapists Do to Remediate R

by Charlotte Boshart | 15 May, 2018 |

The following focuses on the /r/, but the strategies can be modified and applied to any speech sound.

(#17) Productive Parent Meetings (part 2)

by Charlotte Boshart | 08 May, 2018 |

If you’re in the schools, May is typically a major month for meetings.  Therefore, here are more meeting-strategies to enhance

(#16) Productive Parent Meetings (part 1)

by Charlotte Boshart | 08 May, 2018 |

Have you ever heard an SLP exclaim: “Please!  I love preparing for and going to meetings!  Sign me up for more meetings!”  Nope, me neither.  

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

by Charlotte Boshart | 17 April, 2018 | 2 Comments

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.