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(#19) How to Discreetly Communicate with Colleagues

by Charlotte Boshart | 23 May, 2018 | 1 Comment

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 | 16 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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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,