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Speech-language pathologists always ask me how they can be the one to assess sensory processing and where do they start? Well first let me say, that sensory processing checklists are quite user-friendly and are often made for the purpose of having input from the child’s primary caregiver as well as information from the classroom teacher […]
This week’s spotlight guest post comes from the very informative Tatyana over at Smart Speech Therapy, LLC. She offers a number of great educational resources and blogs as well as a number of great assessment and treatment resources at her online store. AND NOW she is even beginning to offer some online CEUs! So check […]
It has recently come to my attention that there are still SLPs out there relying so heavily on the developmental model of articulation that they do not even “entertain” the thought of working on certain sounds at certain ages. It’s as though, those particular sounds are considered sounds that “don’t have to be targeted yet” […]
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In my opinion, there is no “go-to” standardized test for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) out on the market at this time. I personally feel it is very difficult to attempt an accurate diagnosis of CAS within the 15-30 minutes it takes to implement these standardized tests or checklists. So over the years I have […]
This is the second installment in my Nonverbal Child series. Remember this series focuses on the Nonverbal child under 5 years old with typical hearing and vision. With that said I have used the same techniques for older children with age-appropriate toys and activities. So some of these techniques can be generalized to other ages […]
I have been performing early childhood assessments for the last decade and particularly over the last 5 years have encountered more nonverbal children between the ages of 3-5 than I have in my previous 5 years of therapy. I wonder if there is a trend in the severity of disabilities we are able to diagnose […]