You hear those words, ” They have an advocate.“, and your heart starts beating faster. An advocate…great. Don’t the parents trust me? Don’t they know I have the best interest of their child in mind? The advocate is going to be mean. They’re going to demand crazy things. They’re going to rip my goals to pieces. Or are they?
The term, ‘prompting‘, is one of the first we learn in school. We use it in conversation, put it in our goals, but how much do we really understand what this term means or the different levels that go with it? One of the things we need to remember is that prompts are different than cues. If you aren’t… Read More
Looking for a sticky alternative that won’t leave your classroom messy or lose its stick after a couple uses? So many activities these days are interactive, which is wonderful! The more my kids are involved and engaged, the better. However, this means using anything I can find to make sure those little squares stick where they are supposed too every… Read More
So a couple of weeks these ridiculously cute organizer boxes kept popping all over my Instagram feed. People keeping talking about how much they could hold and ( with a teacher discount ) how they cheap they were. With storage and lack of space being a daily struggle in the life of an SLP, and the fact that I have… Read More
Prompts and Cues. These words are part of the specialized language that we learn as Speech-Language Pathologists. They are right up there with fluency and aphasia. We use these words all the time and probably interchangeably, but it is important to understand the difference, and yes, there is a difference.
With high caseloads that only seem to grow but the day, SLPs rely on grouping students to meet goals and required minutes. Articulation groups are one of the most common ways SLPs use to help students with articulation ( and phonological ) disorders. While this may be the most common we need to ask ourselves, is it really the most… Read More