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?
The following focuses on the /r/, but the strategies can be modified and applied to any speech sound.
If you’re in the schools, May is typically a major month for meetings. Therefore, here are more meeting-strategies to enhance
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.
Here's the best way to hold kids accountable for their homework, and one simple solution to save time!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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,