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(#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).

(#3) Hot Tips for Successful "R" Therapy (part 2)

by Charlotte Boshart | 26 January, 2018 |

Do you do a Back-up /r/ or a Retroflex /r/ in your own speech? 

The easiest way to figure it out is to observe your front-tongue.  Grab a mirror if you have one handy, or, just close your eyes; think, feel, and 

(#2) Hot Tips for Successful "R" Therapy (Part 1)

by Charlotte Boshart | 17 January, 2018 |

Greetings Fellow R-Therapist!

If you work with children who have a distorted /r/, the following may be the most valuable and critically important strategy you’ll ever use.  To know where we're going...

(#1) Happy New Year!

by Charlotte Boshart | 17 January, 2018 |

Welcome SLP Colleague to the First Official Therapy Matters!

Did you know that the making of New Year’s resolutions began 2,000+ years ago?  Although it’s trendy not to do them, they have stood the test of time... 

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