Where Does a School-based Therapist Fit in the Pediatric Therapy Puzzle?

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School-based therapy is one of many settings in which children with disabilities may receive therapeutic intervention. As one piece in the child’s rehabilitation puzzle, you may be asking yourself where do I fit in the overall picture and how does each piece connect to the next?   Two pieces occur prior to school-based intervention and… Read more »

Organization Tips to get the School Year Started

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Hello fellow SLPs, I can’t believe the 2017-2018 school year is just around the corner. Some therapists like myself have thought about school, but just pushed it to the side. I keep on telling myself that I have some time left. WELL, now it’s crunch time! So, now I’m trying to figure out what kind… Read more »

Avoid Summer Learning Loss: Activities SLPs Can Give Parents to Do in The Summer Months

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Ah, summer … everybody wants to take a break and get away from it all … but you don’t want your SLP students to lose the momentum they picked up during the school year. So use this time to recommend helpful and fun activities to parents, so children can pick up right where they left… Read more »

A Look at the Best Cities in the U.S. for Speech Pathology Jobs

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As winter winds down, you may be thinking about the best place to advance your speech pathology career, once this school year comes to a conclusion. Here’s a glance at five metro areas where you might want to consider landing your next great job: Atlanta, GA It’s a lot less pretentious than really big destinations… Read more »

Language is Much More than Vocabulary

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When it comes to a child’s ability to communicate, the number of words they have mastered doesn’t tell the whole story. Successful language development means putting words together to accurately express thoughts and feelings, as well as understanding their meaning. Language and communication skills are critical to a child’s overall development. Good communication enables children… Read more »

Teaching Students K Articulation

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The /k/ sound is similar to the /g/ sound, as they both use the same mouth position. K and G are both known as stop consonants, because the airflow while producing these sounds is first stopped, and then released. /K/ is different because it is an unvoiced sound. The only sound heard while making it… Read more »

Tips & Best Practices on Minimizing Stuttering Among Preschoolers

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Treatment for preschoolers who stutter is quite different from treatment for older children. In preschoolers, the primary goal is to help children develop normally fluent speech, to prepare them for success in later life. A comprehensive approach includes both child and parent-focused strategies, as the home component is essential in order for progress to be… Read more »

Summer Speech Practice Tips for Parents

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As summer progresses, it’s important to keep speech skills sharp so as not to erase progress made during the previous school year. You may be able to recommend speech practice tips to parents and other caregivers via your school website or other vacation communication tools. Speech practice can be easily incorporated into ongoing summertime activities… Read more »

Understanding Phonological Processes in Speech Therapy

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Most children make some mistakes as they begin pronouncing new words. Phonological processes are patterns of sound errors that typically developing children use to simplify speech as they learn to talk. Articulation and speech sound disorders occur when these errors continue past a certain age. For instance: If a four-year-old still uses the phonological process… Read more »

4 Tips to Pass on to Parents to Continue Speech Therapy over the Summer

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Working on children’s speech and language progress is a year-round priority. Just because the school year is ending doesn’t mean that your students’ therapy comes to a halt for three months. Instead, by collaborating with parents, you can use summer break as an opportunity to advance children’s communication skills. Here are four tips to help… Read more »