What’s that sound? How music therapy can positively impact individuals

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We all know that music can be tied to emotions.  Have you ever felt a ball of emotion bubble up when listening to a certain song?  Has your mood/entire day changed after you heard a tune on the radio?  We are all well aware of the music around us.  But did you know that music… Read more »

Autism: Building Friendships

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Most people find making new friends to be a bit challenging.  There’s feelings of anxiety about approaching others and trying to introduce yourself. There’s concern about how you will be accepted or perceived. Think back to the last time you made a new friend.  What was that like for you? Now imagine, if you will,… Read more »

Occupational Therapy Month

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Occupational Therapy Month is coming up in April. Occupational Therapy? What’s that? Aren’t you just a Physical Therapists’ assistant? Most people have no idea. Being a Speech Therapist myself I can empathize, but the longer I work with this amazing group of people, the more I admire their profession and what they do. They deserve… Read more »

Sensory Boxes for Increasing Vocabulary

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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 »

Ideas for Increasing the Number of Practice Opportunities in Therapy

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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 »

The Magic of Stories

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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 »