Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

Does Too Much Screen Time Have an Effect on Language and Social Development?

You bet it does!!!!  In fact, excessive screen time has more ramifications on not only language and social skills, but many more things as well.  Self-regulation, anxiety, memory issues, and challenges with controlling emotions are just a few of the issues that can result from too much time that children spent on technology. One of our SLPs, sent me an article written by another SLP, Angie Neal that was both […]

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Scripting With Idioms is for Everyone!

Hello again!  It’s our second throwback Tuesday so we thought we’d bring back highlights from my book, Scripting with Idioms, if you didn’t know about it! We launched a year ago and have had so much wonderful feedback that we thought you might want to grab your copy this summer before the school year starts!  You can find it on Amazon.com in the books section! Take a look! Stay cool!  Take care and […]

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Wanna Know What It’s Like to Struggle with Communication Like Someone with ASD?

If you work with students on the autism spectrum, you are acutely aware that communication skills are a huge challenge.  Our students struggle with both understanding what is said to them and with expressing themselves to others.  Too often students use their behavior to communicatebecause that is probably one method that has worked in the past with someone, somewhere. If you’ve ever wondered what it must be like not to […]

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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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Amazing Communication Growth in Just Nine Months For Students with Moderate Cognitive Delays!

Our team started this unique approach to a communication model for elementary age students with moderate cognitive delays approximately a year and a half ago. We placed an SLP exclusively with our three life skills classrooms for a full day each week in each classroom. We wanted to develop a program where communication was a cornerstone where students would be given the opportunity to learn and use their communication skills […]

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How Can You Get Hard to Reach Parents to Be Involved?

Don’t you wish all parents were as involved as you are in your child (children’s) education? Of course you do! So do I. Every year we wish the same wish and come up with the same answer. There’s nothing we can do about those parents who are always a “no show” for so many things. OR IS THERE? Yes, there IS SOMETHING you can do! Take a look! How’s that […]

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A Peek Inside Scripting with Idioms: The Perfect Solution for Students with Autism

The one thing I hate about ordering things online is that I don’t get to see exactly what I’m ordering. If I’m in a bookstore, I have the chance to really look inside a book to see if it’s what I’ve been looking for. Amazon books is nice enough to offer you a tiny, tiny peek inside their books, but it’s often basically the table of contents and not much […]

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Do You Have a Plan B for the Challenging Situations with Adults?

Sometimes in special education it’s not the students who challenge us the most. Sometimes it’s the adults we encounter that have a grinding affect and it’s hard to know what to do. I’m guessing you know exactly what I’m talking about. You may have a parent, an instructional assistant, a co-worker, a teacher, an administrator or a therapist that you sometimes find that if you could just get that person […]

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A NEW App that Will Have Your Student’s Talking!

I know you may be using video modeling among your strategies to help shine the light on how you want your students to behave, but what about an app that can use your own pictures of pets or pictures of your own students who communicate in the app? This app will allow your students to see a picture of themselves talking!!!! This is kind of like video modeling for communication! […]

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Consider Putting Idioms in Your Quick Social Responses!

The research on barriers for reading comprehension for students on the autism spectrum indicates that a lack of the ability to understand idioms in context is one key culprit. This actually makes sense to me. When understanding figurative language is a common weakness for these students, why would anyone expect that this wouldn’t interfere with what the student is reading? Books are full of idioms, more than I actually thought. […]

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