How to Help Antisocial Children in Your Classroom

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It’s normal for children to exhibit both positive and negative behavior at different times as they age and develop. But some students display high levels of antisocial tendencies – in some cases, as early as the age of three. Antisocial behavior is manageable, but early intervention is key. Research has concluded that, if left untreated… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Best School Year Ever

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The stress of a new school year is felt more acutely by some professionals than others, but it’s a perfectly natural occurrence. In fact, you can turn it into positive energy with the right preparation – starting with yourself and your own routine. Here’s how to lay the groundwork for making this school year your… Read more »

Tips on Pencil Grasp Development

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A child’s ability to color within the lines, trace a shape or draw simple pictures are the building blocks for handwriting skills to be used throughout their lives. They need to move progressively through different stages of pencil grasp mastery as an important aspect of their early development. Each stage depends on the strength and… Read more »

Creating a Mind Jar

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What’s a mind jar and how does it work? Like many of the best things in life, a mind jar is simple, inexpensive and effective. Made from a glass or plastic jar and just a few other ingredients, it’s a meditation tool to use when a child – or adult – feels stressed, overwhelmed, angry… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Pathologists: Articulation Carnival

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What’s more fun for kids than a carnival, complete with balloons, prizes and games? Developed to help students master the pronunciation of phonemes at the word, phrase and sentence level, Virtual Speech Center’s Articulation Carnival app offers a winning therapy formula through its carnival theme. Articulation Carnival includes thousands of photos and pre-recorded audio stimuli…. Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Word Retrieval

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As noted by Speech Time Fun, Virtual Speech Center, Inc., has “been on a major roll in pushing out these amazing apps targeting common skills that can be difficult or unmotivating to address.” The latest such offering is Word Retrieval, created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties…. Read more »

Essential Speech Pathology Apps: Prepositions Journey

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Learning prepositions is key for students to develop their abilities to complete tasks and follow directions. A child may struggle with mastering prepositions because their meanings change depending on context or because prepositions are not tangible enough that they can be identified via spontaneous or connected speech. The Prepositions Journey app by Virtual Speech Center,… Read more »

What to Look for in a Pediatric Therapy Staffing Company

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As a speech language pathologist myself, I’m aware of the challenges that come with finding the right pediatric therapy staffing company. When you’re first starting out, there may be a few things you haven’t thought to look for or that you may not even be aware of. Throughout your career, you’ll take mental notes of… Read more »