Aug 27, 2012 by

I couldn’t pass this one up.  Even the students who speak well are often misunderstood at school.  Imagine what our students could learn sitting next to a friendly social talker. (Sorry I can’t figure out how to delete the picture so you are seeing double.  I tried)         Please like &...

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Having trouble getting your schedule to work?...

Aug 26, 2012 by

It’s inevitable, the school speech language pathologist will have difficulty putting together a workable schedule.  Some years it’s just more difficulty than others.  We all know the obstacles we face (15 scheduling obstacles).   I have a simple tip for those of you who feel completely overwhelmed.  Ask for help. One year I was working in 2 buildings and wasn’t very familiar with the overall school culture.  We were packing 20 kids into 19.5 hours (I realize that is a luxury to some of you).  The schedules were extremely different but most core classes were taught in the morning.  It didn’t take me long to realize I didn’t want to waste extreme amounts of time  and energy needed to create, recreate and then revamp a schedule that probably couldn’t work.  In the mean time...

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Scheduling: School Speech Therapists Are the Experts...

Aug 23, 2012 by

The beginning of the school year is always filled with excitement, anticipation and hope.  It is rather nice to have a job the starts “fresh” every year.  Schools look polished, organized and clutter free.  The kids look happy, enthusiastic and clean.  However, for therapists this feeling of euphoria is always short lived.  First we see our numbers and our caseload.  Usually we can deal with that by slowly chanting “it is what it is, it is what it is”.  We start thinking of therapy ideas the minute we know who are students are.  That’s truly one of the fun parts of the job. Then comes the next step, da-da-da-dum………….working out a schedule.  School Speech Language Pathologists are good at many things but we are experts in scheduling.  There is no graduate course that prepares...

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“Brain Training Programs” Any Experience?...

Aug 21, 2012 by

Can anyone comment on their experience using brain training programs such as Fast ForWord, Lumosity, Attengo?  I have a follower considering using this type of programming with her 8th grade son who has ADHD – inattentive type and difficulty with language comprehension.  They would love to hear your experience, if you thought it made a difference, if it is appropriate for older middle school students and is it worth the cost?  The student doesn’t qualify for services at school but has a 504 plan and could possibly use in-school time for this kind of training.  Are these types of programs effective and what type of student generally benefits the most? Thanks   Please like &...

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Aug 20, 2012 by

I’ve had a problem with feed burner. I think I have it worked out. If you’ve tried to follow The School Speech Therapist via feed burner please resubmit. Especially if you haven’t be getting my posts through email. I’ve also opened a companion Facebook page if you like to communicate that way. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-School-Speech-Therapist/472180236126882 Thanks Teresa Please like &...

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