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    Tips & Tricks: Teaching Body Parts

    Why Teach Body Parts? Teaching body parts is one of the most important foundational skills for little ones.  It helps us to communicate when something is bothering us, which is so important!  Where do we get started? From birth, parents can work on body parts all day long!   Examples: while getting dressed, during bath…

    Therapy Theme: Apple Picking (September)

       September Speech Therapy Themes “What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?” So, I’m here today to share some organization tips and tricks, some free printables, and some links to great resources for Apple Picking! First off, I use tote boxes by season.  I use these very cute Monthly Labels and have 4 boxes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and…

    Tips and Tricks: Behavior

    Oh boy oh boy did we have some increases in undesired behaviors from ALL of our children during this wild quarantine time.  This tells me a couple of things: we are all stressed, adults and children alike.  Emotional Regulation, Autism, & ADHD Adults are pretty good at knowing what they need to feel better: a…

    Organizing Your Materials for Speech Therapy

      Tips and Tricks for Organizing Materials Organizing your materials can have a positive effect on both the therapist/teacher and the student!  When we have our materials organized, we can focus more as providers.  Our students can also experience increased attention, less anxiety, and have more success when they can sense a clear start/finish, structure,…

    What is Hand Under Hand?

    What is Hand UNDER Hand? First: let’s discuss Hand OVER Hand.    Hand OVER Hand: a therapy technique often taught in undergraduate and graduate programs as a way to “help” students complete tasks.   Recently, autistic adovcates have pointed out that this may be a harmful technique. An article in the ASHA Leader from October of…

    Arrrrrrticulation! Theme Unit: Pirates

      Speech Therapy Theme: Pirates In my 16th year as an SLP, I used a pirate theme unit for the first time.  I had seen other SLP’s doing this, but I didn’t feel like I could use a lot of the materials because they contained weapons or violence.  So, I made some of my own! …

    Back to School: All About Me Freebie Packet Included!

    Back to School!  (All About Me Freebie Included) Please let us have a normal year…please let us have a normal year…please let us have a normal year.  Am I the only one with this playing in my head? I’m not sure what “normal” is these days, but we are jumping in and hoping for the…

    Why You Should Use Nursery Rhymes in Speech Therapy

      Nursery Rhymes for Speech Therapy Nursery Rhymes One of the best ways to predictors for success in reading and success is Phonological Awareness.   Phonological awareness is the ability to recognize and manipulate sounds in spoken language.  A great way to increase phonological awareness is reading repetitive books.  One of the best sources of this…

    Lesson Plans for Summer Themes

    Lesson Plans for Summer Speech and Language!   Happy Summer! Summer is here!  Whether you’re doing ESY as a teacher/therapist, work in a year-round setting, or are looking for some things to keep your kids busy at home, this post is packed with fun ideas for a great summer of learning!   Click the image to download…

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      Prior Speaking Experiences

      -Guilford Child Development: Autism in the Early Childhood Setting
      -Cheshire Speech and Voice: Effective Tools for increasing Sensory Integration for Speech/Language Intervention; Autism
      -Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute: Autism
      -CHIPS Greensboro: Autism for Professionals
      -NCSHLA: Teletherapy (Including the Parent Perspective)
      -Telepractice Today: Podcast (Parent and SLP Perspectives)
      -UNC Chapel Hill: Guest Lecture
      -Abled Not Labeled: Presenter (Intro to Neurodiversity)
      -Rockingham County Schools (Gestalt Language Processing)
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