Posts Tagged ‘SLP’

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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Have You Seen The Rocketbook Wave Notebook?

So a friend of mine said that she had a “new toy” that she just got and thought I should do a video on it. This friend is kind of techie and her description of this new toy peaked my curiosity. After a quick look on Amazon, I decided that I had to have one! Before my order arrived, I shared the info with another friend who immediately bought one […]

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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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A Strategy to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Answer Questions and Curb Echolalia

A Strategy to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Answer Questions and Curb Echolalia

Today’s strategies are going to seem very simple to you, but I’m here to say that they work well and they work quickly!   What am I talking about? I’m talking about using visual supports to relieve stress and anxiety for both the students and the teachers when the teachers ask questions and the students need to respond. Take a look! We still have a few weeks of school left, so […]

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Have You Ever Heard of a Fidgee?

Just because a student with special needs gets older and heads to the Intermediate School, Middle School or High School, doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she no longer needs a sensory outlet. The problem is usually that the sensory options often look babyish. This is why when I saw today’s idea being used in one of our special education classrooms, I had to invite the designer of this wonderful idea to […]

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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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Have You Seen The Wobble Chair That’s Perfect as a Classroom Seating Option?

If you haven’t heard of the alternative seating trend in the classroom, you need to know about this! Instead of traditional seating of desks and chairs all in a row or four desks in a group facing each other, teachers in schools across the US are experimenting with alternative seating as a way to get students to focus, stay on task, and keep the noise level down in the classroom. […]

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One More Set of DIY Ideas Before the End of the School Year!

You know I love ideas that make it possible for teachers to have materials even if there is little or no budget for that kind of thing. I snagged three more ideas that you could easily make for your classroom that were once again done by our crafty IA, Sherry. Take a look! I would LOVE to hear about your DIY projects/pictures too! Please send them in and I can […]

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Are You Someone’s Hero?

In my job as an educator I have vowed to never judge the parents of a child with special needs. Why? Because I could never be sure that in each situation they face, that I could do any better than they are doing. It would be easy to judge given my background and experience in special education, yet I do not. Instead I try to understand what they are facing […]

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