Accommodations are they really that effective?...

Jan 1, 2018 by

Every once in awhile I read back through my blog and look at the relevance and passion of my posts.  I recently reread the post called     “Are accommodations taking the place of specialized instruction”    Looking at some recent IEPs I would think the answer is yes.  I know I still write a lot of accommodations.  My reasons are because I know I either don’t have the time to follow up on every thing during the limited weekly sessions or there are things I want to address (and do address) that just can’t be measured easily.   Now I know most of the accommodations are related to testing but I have to ask are those accommodations being followed every time a test is given.  With 20-30 kids in a classroom I seriously doubt it....

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Trust Risk Management Services for SLP Liability Insurance...

Sep 15, 2017 by

I just want to say thank you to Trust Risk Management Services for your continued support of my blog The School Speech Therapist the past 3 years. Trust Risk Management Services provides liability insurance for SLPs with comprehensive coverage and reasonable rates. I hope if you are a practicing SLP you already carry some type of liability insurance. However, if you don’t have insurance please take a look at the policies offered by TRMS. If you have insurance, next time your policy is up for renewal I hope you will take the time to compare your policy to what TRMS offers. My own personal feeling is that personal professional liability insurance is a must. Protection offered by schools, hospitals and agencies is usually there to protect their interests not necessarily yours. http://www.theschoolspeechtherapist.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1394&action=edit Please like...

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Adopting a growth mindset

Jan 18, 2017 by

Today The School Speech Therapist wants to introduce guest blogger Rochel Lieberman MA CCC-SLP who has recently written a children’s book called Pearla and her Unpredictably Perfect Day: A story about how a sprinkling of mistakes can be a recipe for success. Perla is written for children aged 4-12, particularly those who experience anxiety or developmental issues. It demonstrates that you can’t succeed unless you try and that it’s ok to make mistakes. Pearla’s strategies for solving her problems will help children to overcome their own hurdles. Read more about Pearla and the motivation behind this book below. Please consider sharing this book with the children in your life. Teresa There is a charity bake sale at school. Sara, juggling two jobs while raising her three children does not have the time nor energy...

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Resources for understanding and aiding auditory processing in the classroom...

Sep 26, 2016 by

Helpful links that focus on information and strategies for Auditory Processing Disorders. Areas of Perception that Affect Learning By Bonnie Terry, M.Ed http://www.conductdisorders.com/community/threads/perceptual-skills-and-how-they-affect-learning.412/#axzz4KiVT85uY Helpful Classroom Strategies for Students with Language-Auditory Processing Disorder by Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed. https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/374%20helpful%20classroom.pdf Suggestions for Successful Management of Students with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD): Tips for the Teacher http://www.iag-online.org/resources/New-Items-2e/CAPD-TipsForTeachers.pdf Educational Strategies and Accommodations for Auditory Processing Difficulties Bridges 4 Kids http://www.bridges4kids.org/Disabilities/CAPD.html Checklist designed to help you assess whether your child has CAPD http://kidshear.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/CAPD-Check-List.pdf Auditory Processing Disorder: What You’re Seeing-at different levels https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/auditory-processing-disorder/auditory-processing-disorder-what-youre-seeing A web site filled with information on attention and learning https://www.understood.org/en Compiled by Teresa Sadowski M.A. CCC-SLP 2016 theschoolspeechtherapist.com Please like &...

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Time to check your liability insurance...

Sep 5, 2016 by

With the beginning of the school year it’s a good time to check your liability policy and make sure it is up to date.  Yes, you are always technically covered through the school but you also can be sued personally.   It’s worth it just to have one less thing to worry about. My current policy is through Trust Risk Management Services I was pleased with what the policy provided and pricing. They will give you a quote. Please like &...

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OOPS! Don’t forget to renew...

Feb 14, 2016 by

Well even with all my articles on the importance of liability insurance and reminderst to my readers to renew their liability insurance……guess what I did? I forgot to renew my policy by Feb 1. For some reason I had the 15th in my head. No problem I was within the grace period so Trust Risk Management renewed my policy without question.  Next time you take the time to check on your CEU status (which is something else I can’t seem to remember without writing it down) check on your liability insurance renewal date. Please like &...

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