Timers are a great way to keep therapy moving, have fun games, and manage behaviors. Timers are great, but having the right ones can make all the difference.
A couple of days a week I am mobile in my building providing push-in services to certain programs and rooms. This means I need to pack everything I may need for that day into a rolling cart. Recently, my rolling cart became more of a hot mess express. Things were piled on top of each other and basically it turned… Read More
Using items from daily life can help engage students and generalize skills. However, this can be rough when you are working with older students. I’ve found incorporating QR codes in speech therapy — codes taken from everyday items, restaurants, etc. — can help to peek the curiosity of those students who may be ‘too cool’ for speech. Using QR codes… Read More
I wear pink any day I can, my hair is in a ponytail several days a week and I wear jeans every chance I get. If this sounds like you … You can most definitely sit with me. Cliquishness exists at any age, so here are my tips on SLPs and school cliques. Being on the adult side of school… Read More
Speech Therapy Curriculum Night. That night of the new school year when parents come in and listen to all that their child is to learn that year. The teachers have their presentations and handouts ready. It’s all hustle and bustle in the hallway as parents search for their child’s classroom. Then there’s me, the SLP, sitting lonely in my office… Read More
I know what you’re thinking: “Paperless speech therapy? Impossible.” When I look back at my first and second years working in speech, what I remember most are the papers strewn about my table, desk, and yes, even the floor on some days. Data sheets, referral forms, reports, summaries, IEPs, etc. I’m painting a pretty picture, right? I remember thinking many times,… Read More