Applied behavior analysis is such a powerful science and can be so very helpful for students who are struggling to develop a way to communicate with the world. Do you use aba to help your students increase their communication skills? 🙋🏻♀️ I do!
Recently, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put a stop to supervision of SLP, OT, and PT students in acute care rehab and some inpatient hospitals. Although there have been no official policy changes, ASHA will be providing members with continued updates on this matter.
What are your thoughts on terminating supervision of students in the acute care and inpatient hospital settings? Can students receive adequate education in treating these patients without supervised experience in graduate school? How could policy changes affect the employment of future SLPs in these settings?
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The few weeks before Christmas break are some of my favorite as a #schoolslp . This week in #speechtherapy we made cinnamon applesauce ornaments! They are my favorite tradition I do with my students!
I make them mostly with my pre-k to 2nd grade students, but my older students get a kick out of it too!
It also targets SO many goals! Here’s what I work on: life skills (measuring, stirring, following a recipe), predicting, following directions, sequencing, vocabulary (ornament, sticky, stir etc.), retelling steps using sentences with correct syntax, morphology, articles, and prepositions; and for older students I like to get them to write down the steps too (works on phonemic awareness skills).
It’s a super simple recipe: 3/4 cup applesauce, and a container of cinnamon. Mix. Make a dough and use cookie cutters. They don’t require baking, but take a day or two to dry. I always love that because they make my classroom smell delicious!
Do you have a favorite craft you do with your kids this time of year?
We survived, it’s been one hell of a semester! I have learned and grown so much as a clinician and individual. Thankful for the built in support system! One semester down, 5 to go! We survived our first semester of #gradschool ! Now excuse me while I go take a nap 😴 •
Let's encourage children to disagree with foundation and purpose. Simple activities encourage developing an opinion while boosting confidence and empathy. Check out the blog for more details! (or scroll down 👇). •
Learning how to disagree encourages pragmatic language development, expressive/receptive language development, and social/emotional growth. Basic therapy tasks such as story circles, sentence starters, asking questions, retelling a story, and comparing/contrasting stories support learning to disagree effectively and empathetically.
1. Encourage Active Listening
2. Understand Others Point of View
3. Debate Against Instinct
4. Find Similarities within Disagreement *Check out the blog for more details!
On November 30, 2018, we received this feedback on our Informal Speech Sound Assessment resource:
"I have used this resource time and time again for articulation screenings. It's now my go-to artic screening tool. I love how it not only assesses speech sounds, but it also breaks apart blends, and syllable level production. I highly recommend this resource to all SLPs. Thank you for making my life a little easier!!!!"
Your feedback makes all of the late nights and weekends spent making resources completely worth it. We read and appreciate every single review we receive.
Making resources to share with you, and knowing that they're actually MAKING A DIFFERENCE for you and your students... It completely fills my cup. It is my FAVOURITE thing to do and it makes me so happy and so proud, and so, SO grateful. So this is just a quick "thank you" post to all of you... thank you for letting me do this, and thank you all for being amazing.
That is all. ✌🏼
What do I use every day?
It’s not something expensive... it’s literally a strip of laminated boxes and Velcro dots. I think it’s important to share about the low tech/low cost tools we use! I love using this tool for expanding expression, recasting (😉 thanks Libby!), and improving intelligibility through pacing. I keep it on the table during speech and my students love the tactile element (touching the Velcro with their fingers). What low tech/low cost tools do you use everyday?
We are having so much fun smashing our words with Play-Doh snowballs! ❄️ Although winter is not my favorite season (totally a Florida girl here 🌴☀️😎), I do love incorporating wintery things into therapy! 💕
You can find my Winter Apraxia of Speech Smash Mats Packet in my TpT store! The packet includes mats for VC, CV, CVC, CVCV, CCVC, and CVCC words! Link to store in bio!
Today, Island Health speech-language pathologist Anita Ebenezer is sharing her expertise and knowledge with fellow service providers. Events like these give the community of service providers in Victoria a better understanding of the services available to families they support.
Thank you @islandkidsfirst and @unitedwayvictoria for allowing us to put on these talks!
Anyone enjoy Cookin Cookies in therapy? 🍪
Today I used this activity with an Apraxia kiddo. Targets included maintaining medial /k/ in cookie and other sounds in multi-syllabic words on our list (flour, sugar, chocolate chips, peanut butter etc). We got a total of 50+ solid “cookies” from my sweet friend in this short game. Best part? We picked it on the fly from my desk. #therapywin (Note: the swirly circle was a pretend plate requested by my kiddo 😂 #notanartist )
📰 New article from our lab! Shoutout to the awesome families who participate and make this work possible 🙌. SLPs, this one's published in an ASHA journal, so head to the link in our bio to read the full article! We made sure to include descriptions of what the intervention looked like 😘. As always, feel free to DM us if you'd like access to the article but are stuck behind a paywall. #eirgpubs#eirgevidence
We're committed to supporting our students in the classroom and beyond with comprehensive support services on our campus, including speech and language, occupational therapy, a school psychologist, and transition counseling to name a few! Learn more at link in bio. #ThePrenticeSchool
I get to read this book all day today! 🎄🎅🏼
Not only is this poem great for rhyming words, I’m using some fun inferencing cards to work on interpreting meaning. The kids are making story maps and retelling, and lots of vocab to work on too! #aspeechieholiday
Making my way through finals week like... ||| [#tbt to warm weather, poor balance, and carefree capering through the moun’ans | looking forward to family time + fudge + most certainly more mountains] |||
Who else is obsessed with Brown Bear❓🐻 I bought this story book kit a couple of years ago and it is the PERFECT way to engage our little readers even more! I have them identify or label the color + animal first, then we answer WH questions about the animals and then we use prepositions to talk about where the animals go on the board 😊💫👍🏼
The face you make when you realize there are only 12 days until Christmas! 😄🎄🙌 Also, a friendly reminder that there is still time to do some year-end giving! Would you consider supporting us & give the gift of communication this holiday season? ✨
This episode features Erin Larsen from @speechteablog 🎙
In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of working in a private clinic, our speech therapy pet peeves, and how to survive traveling with a baby. ✈️👶🏼
We loved speaking with Erin and shared tons of laughs during this episode. 😄 If you are looking to learn more about what its like working in a private practice or early intervention, then this is the episode for you! 🤗#earlyintervention#privatepractice#pediatricslp
At the close of my graduate academic career...
an ode to my SLP cohort:
Words can't describe the way I feel about this group of people. We have become family over the last year and a half, loving each other through our hardest moments, pushing each other to our fullest potential, helping each other solve our biggest problems, laughing with each other through the pain, enjoying each other's company, and becoming probably the closest cohort to ever exist. We had our special niches within our group but that never meant that we weren't always there for each other through thick and thin. I love each and every one of you for special reasons....but most of all I love you for walking through this journey with me, this incredibly challenging and rewarding journey. I am so grateful for each of you and your presence in my life. Thank you for being the absolute greatest people who have walked into my life and the greatest SLP's I will ever know. 👄⚕🏫♥️
Had such a nice 3 days with these fellow Speech paths, learning how to teach the Hanen program to parents of children with language delays. The most vital part of speech therapy happens OUTSIDE the therapy room. Parent involvement is key!! #speechlanguagepathology#speechtherapy