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...
[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!
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,
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.