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I’ve spent years enjoying my time working with the most withdrawn and isolated children with ASD. You know the ones I’m talking about. The most significantly delayed child. The non-verbal child who is so immersed in his or her own world of idiosyncratic behaviors that they appear to be oblivious to others. I write “appear” because […]
Today I’d like to address the myth I hear very often from other SLPs about play therapy. “Play therapy is not structured enough to reach my speech therapy goals.” I believed the myth too once upon a time: Ok let me first say I too was that therapist that believed this 12 years ago […]
Last week I talked about a few of my go to visual memory activities and today I’d like to share some of my go to auditory memory activities I use for students who struggle with working memory and memory recall while also exhibiting underlying or comorbid language deficits. For those of you familiar with auditory […]
Ok I’ve read several threads on speech therapy pages discussing how our scope of practice as SLPs do not “cover” working on memory skills. “It’s a psychologist and the special educator’s job. It’s not my problem. Dismiss.” Hold on there buckaroos! I am going to beg to differ here for a few reasons. We have […]
Kim from Scanlon Speech Therapy wrote an informative guest post this past Tuesday on how she uses the book Parts by Tedd Arnold in therapy. If you are looking for some great ideas, check out her guest blog post here! Today she is leaving us with a awesome freebie to add to our speech therapy arsenal! Check […]
More often than not, I share a freebie that I have made to use for one of my clients in therapy. However, today I’d like to share a freebie from another colleague. Why? Because it’s a great freebie to add to your speech therapy arsenal! Check it out!!! Smart Speech Therapy’s,Tatyana Elleseff, offers so many wonderful […]
Today’s Freebie Friday is a pretty basic one. Matching up the pictures with the descriptions. You or your students can take turns reading the descriptions and guessing the answers or finding the answers among the pictures. As you can see you can use this activity for any number of goals: articulation (reading/speaking aloud), social skills […]
Have you checked out the BOB books series yet? It’s been the go to book series my son and I are using in our house recently. I have come to really appreciate the series organization and set up based on the most simplistic phonological awareness skills, while adding complexity with each book to facilitate more […]