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Taking the opportunity to teach students the necessary functional life skills during speech and language therapy sessions is my absolute favorite area to target. Many of our students will continue to struggle with attention, memory, and executive functioning skills that will negatively affect their ability to store, process, and retrieve information as easily as others…. Read more »

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If you were to ask your students “How do you think your speech sounded?” – how many of you would get a shoulder shrug and “I don’t know” as a response?  Unfortunately, it would probably be quite a few of us!  Because we get such a limited amount of time with our students each week,… Read more »

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Valentine’s Day can be a great time to celebrate friendship, love, and family with our therapy students. Not to mention, it can almost always involve sweets! As the case with any holiday, you can easily adapt the goals you are working on with your students to incorporate the holiday theme. Below are a variety of… Read more »

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin   The Why: I’ll never forget staring at a group of language students wondering why, after weeks of targeting our Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words, they could not identify the word “pilgrim.” We read books about pilgrims, sang… Read more »

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YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR SLP.  You plan amazing lessons and your students love coming to speech.  There’s just one hiccup – some of your students aren’t making the progress you know that they are capable of making.  If that’s the case, it might be time to reflect on how many productions you are getting out… Read more »

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If you are like me and have been at this awhile, you often find yourself asking “What else can I do?” The same old lessons and the repetition year after year can take their toll. It can cause frustration and burnout for both the therapist and the students. I had this exact issue until one… Read more »

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Leaves falling outside, Christmas music playing faintly in the background, and me… sitting at the laptop thinking of how to discuss regression and just how to avoid it when all I want to do is welcome the break. That is what happens isn’t it? Don’t we all count down the days until the break? I… Read more »