Lindamood Bell for Dyspraxia?

Jan 31, 2012 by

Hello, Has anyone else used Lindamood Bell Lips for Dyspraxia.  If so how exactly did you use it?  I have some good ideas but if  I don’t have to reinvent the wheel that would be great,  I’m starting with the voiced and voiceless sounds. Thanks Teresa   Please like &...

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Being Proactive is Key

Jan 30, 2012 by

I happen to come across this article called “Special Ed Strategies: Be Clear, Be Proactive, Be Inventive”  http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3756442  I was actually quite impressed.  I have to say I am lucky enough to work in a school that follows most if not all of the proactive steps outlined.  In the past 25 years, I know systems that work better are the ones that are flexible enough to be proactive, see it from the parents perspective and have the administration support. If I knew that an extra half hour of speech and language services was going to help a parent feel empowered and more comfortable with the service delivery, I offered it.  Once I worked with a very skilled program manager who had no problem holding marathon IEP meetings.  This made the parent feel like the...

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When does a Middle School Child need a Speech and Language Evaluation...

Jan 30, 2012 by

By law every child who receives special education services has to have a Core  Evaluation every three years.  Depending on the child’s current needs and services it is not unusual for psychological testing or IQ testing be eliminated from that years test battery.  We don’t always expect big changes with IQ over time.   However, Speech and Language testing should be included in every three year reevaluation where the student currently receives therapy.  During the middle school years the hope is that language will develop in leaps and bounds, even in children with language disabilities,.  Think of how much a child grows and matures during the middle school years.  Changes in a child’s language understanding and usage should be equally as dramatic.  The middle school student should be developing higher order language skills that...

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Being There for Your Middle Schooler...

Jan 26, 2012 by

While our kids are young we go out of the way to make sure our kids are safe and cared for especially in our absence. We adjust our schedules, search out the best (and often the most expensive) daycare, enroll the kids in after school programs, take them to lessons, make sure they are active in sports, organize play dates, help with homework/projects, know all their friends and basically supervise all waking hours, just to make sure our kids have a chance and stay out of trouble. All of a sudden, the kids are older, better able to take care of themselves and frankly pushing their parents away. There is no need to be home the minute they walk in the door. You may want to go back to work or increase your hours...

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The School Speech Therapist

Jan 26, 2012 by

Welcome to The School Speech Therapist.  If you don’t find what you are looking for please ask. Enjoy Teresa   Please like &...

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