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"Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders"

Presenter: Linda D'Onofrio, MA, CCC-SLP

 

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: Why don't we write goals for fluency?

Nina Reeves is a licensed, certified Speech-Language Pathologist as well as a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders. Currently, she is employed as staff Fluency Specialist for Frisco Independent School District in the Dallas area, and Fluency Specialist Consultant for San Diego Unified School District in California. Nina is a nationally recognized workshop presenter in the area of fluency disorders, she has authored numerous articles on stuttering, and is the co-author of the acclaimed book Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.... Without further ado, here is today's post from Nina! Recently, I presented a podcourse f

Finding Balance in Your Life and Practice: Easy Tips for Daily Mindfulness

Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult at times. The constant demand and ringing of the 21st century can be exhilarating, but it can also wreak havoc on our nervous system. In this post, Maria Kotsonis, MA, CCC-SLP of the SLP Wine & Cheese podcast shares how yoga and meditation have improved her life and practice in amazing ways. Wishing you all the best for a relaxing, well-balanced week. Let's face it: adulting is hard. The first step is admitting that. Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult. Yet, it can also be beautiful and rewarding. The choice is ours for what we mindfully choose to focus on. What has helped me balance my work, personal, social and personal life?

How To Engage Kids When Transitioning to Speech

"Quiet." "Quiet!" "Quiet!!" "Quiet!!!" This was the word that I would repeat most often as I transitioned students from their classroom to the speech room for small group therapy. Depending on where the students' classrooms were in the building, this transition could easily be a five-minute process. Kids, and anyone really, do not want to spend that time in silence. So they talk, twirl in circles, walk backward, and do a myriad of other taboo hallway activities. I needed to find a way to make use of our hallway time as therapy time and keep kids engaged. But how? When I thought about what makes a lecture great, or a speech phenomenal, one element always seems to be present... stories. Storie

Educating Diverse Learners: Using Choice & Interests to Improve Therapy Outcomes

Interests can increase focus, attention and motivation. For individuals with Asperger’s, the interests they have may even help the stressors of the day feel less stressful. Almost any interest that a person has can be incorporated within a specific behavioral strategy. By doing so, the likelihood that the behavior strategy will work when it is needed is increased. In today's blog post, guest contributor Lisa Rogers, MA of Asperger's 101 shares two ways to incorporate student's unique interests and choice to improve speech therapy as well as academic outcomes. Sprinkling Interests Throughout the Day One way to incorporate an interest is to simply decorate a strategy with a picture of the inte

Two Easy Tricks to Get Immediate Results on Homework and Parent Communication

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, and it's also the busiest time of year for any school. Are you still struggling to get that one student to practice his/her speech homework? Are parents being responsive to your repeated reminders? This week, we want to share two easy, action-ideas that you can implement right away. Keep reading below for ways to improve homework consistency and communication with parents; and expanding your visibility to save precious time. #1 - Get Results with The Accountability Loop (TAL) First, let’s talk terminology. The traditional term “homework” can carry negative connotations with some kids (certainly not all). Changing the term may help stimulate compliance.

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