Tag: speech therapy
The Professional Divide in Telehealth
The lack of reaching across the aisle and acknowledging that the knowledge being sought was already, and has been present for some time. It was (is) in a different group.
Do What You Can!
Whew Girl! It’s been quite a ride over here in these parts. And lovely at the same time. Is it Charles Dickens who wrote ‘It was the best of times and the worst of times’. I probably edge toward the middle most days. I appreciate homeschooling and remember a time that I committed to this…
THE COURAGE TO CHANGE
CHANGING YOUR CHILD’S THERAPY TEAM WHEN THEY NO LONGER WORK FOR YOU Making the switch is a tough decision. If you are like me, you are committed and loyal to your relationships and have a hard time switching and moving on. But, sometimes it is completely necessary. And the top reason to move on is…
Programming AAC Devices for Real Talk and Social Interactions
Many moons ago, I facilitated social groups for users of AAC. We would watch snipets of music videos, pop culture relevant to their actual grade level. One of my favorite activities was “Like it or Diss it”. The students in the group would be coached to have real discussion. Those that were persuasive, fun disagreements,…
When Inclusion Hurts
es I said Inclusion can hurt. It can be downright painful. And that’s truth. The old saying “Nothing Good Comes Easy” can definitely be applied toward the process of including. And each year, things change (teachers, therapists, kids, the social dynamic increases). Inclusion in the early years is not as much of a challenge than…
It’s a Sippy Cup Nation
No matter how many times SLPs, Physicians, Nutritionists provide parents with the DO NOT USE THE SIPPY CUP rule,it will be broken. Not because parent’s don’t want what’s best for their children, but because the practitioner did not position ourselves as a value add. Being a value added professional is something I hear my corporate…
No More Tongue Depressors…Let’s Use Food
As a child, I have never ever liked tongue depressors. In fact, I recall as a child the mere presence of them and watching them come towards my mouth would result in severe gagging and occasional regurgitation. Tongue depressors were a norm for me as a child as I was always a casualty of October…
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