Archive for the ‘Autism’ Category

Did you know there is an optimal time to teach social/language skills to children with ASD?

As promised here are our top 12 winners for the Scripting with Idioms give a way! From the States: Judith L-Texas Francine P.- NY Tacora T, CA Judy T- NC Katie H- Washington DC Barbara M-TN From around the world: Amanda S- Canada Kylie B- Australia Maria B- Philippines Disha S- India Katleen R- Belgium Hetty K- Germany Congratulations to all of our winners! Be watching for your copy of […]

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Are You an Anchor for Another Adult Who Works with Children with Disabilities?

I really like the idea of having a team of support around me, but I never really thought of those people as people I needed to be there for me. I guess I just thought that it was nice to have them there. Derek Peterson is the founder of The Institute for Community and Adolescent Resilience (ICAR-US). If you haven’t heard of him, you need to know about his incredible […]

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The Power of 5! How You Can Literally Change Children’s Lives

You and I know what it takes to help children be successful in life. It’s the typical things that most of us take for granted. It’s the things Jerry and I gave our children like a safe home, healthy food, a good education, medical care, spiritual influences, love, kindness, moral guidance, attention, etc, etc, etc. Believe it or not, research has backed up what we’ve known all along. If you […]

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Articulation Theatre for Your Speech Therapy Groups!

When I was working as an SLP, it always seemed to me that if I finally got my schedule right, I still ended up with students who had different articulation goals who were all grouped together. UGH! I always wondered why I couldn’t just once get a group who all need just the /r/ sound!! A therapist’s dream. Today’s video was inspired by my past frustrations with this grouping problem. […]

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Did You Know There IS a Curriculum to Teach Phonemic Awareness?

I’m always looking for foundation pieces that can help teachers with a scope and sequence in a solid curriculum. I feel that when you have a tool like this, teachers feel more confident with filling in the gaps and showing great progress. I recently had a conversation with one of our literacy instructors who mentioned to me that teachers typically send struggling readers to her asking for her help without […]

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If You Don’t Know about the 2X10 Strategy, Click Open!

How many times have you said, “I wish there was something I could do” about a student who comes from a rough home life? There IS something you can do and that is to become one of the 5 people in a child’s life that it takes to make a real difference between success and failure. If you think back to your own childhood, I’m guessing you could name several […]

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Do You Know About the Free SLP Summit?

As an SLP, there is always the challenge of making sure that you have enough continuing education hours each year just in case your name is pulled for an audit. There is also the challenge of a school district having enough money to pay for continuing education and the struggle of guilt when you have to cancel therapy to be out for a workshop. Not to mention how important it […]

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One Way Parents of Children with Special Needs Can Ease the Financial Struggle

So many parents of children with special needs have financial issues that most of us can’t fathom. I have tried to imagine how I would handle it if I got called away from work as many times as we need to call parents to come to school to pick up a sick child or an out of control child. In addition, what about the child with special needs who needs […]

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A Must See To Help That Picky Eater!

I have worked with so many families who struggle with a child who won’t eat certain foods or who won’t eat almost anything! It’s heart breaking, stressful and a huge detriment to the child’s growth and development. I once had a student who would not eat anything except McDonald’s hot French fries.   This mother was panicked when she found out that McDonalds was not open on Christmas Day!!! She had […]

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Do You Know about the DESSA and How it Can Help with Social Emotional Issues?

If you haven’t been part of the current hot topic in education, you need to know that educators in many districts all over the US are talking about the significant number of students coming to school with social emotional issues. We are finding that even students who come to us from middle class families are scoring way too high on the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) checklist. It’s a problem and […]

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