Bilingual service providers don’t always have many options for continuing education opportunities that focus on bilingual populations. This was a concern for us at Bilingual Therapies, as we predominately work with bilingual professionals, so we did something about it...
"Since 2001 we have been organizing this unique symposium that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide us with the most current resources for bilingual assessment and intervention."Read More »
Bilingual Therapies was elated to have two of their clinical fellows present at this year’s ASHA Convention in Boston. We know that the clinical fellowship year is a fast-paced journey, but Annette Cano and Michelle Hernandez found time to fit the convention into their busy schedules. Both presented posters that highlighted their graduate thesis work. Melissa White dropped by their poster presentations to get more information about their studies and ask them what information they wanted SLPs to take back to their practice. Read More »
Using the changing seasons are a nice way to put a twist on sessions that you have with your students. Halloween, fall trees and leaves, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving are excellent topics to get kids motivated to chat in sessions. These days books on these subjects are a fun way to get everyone ready for the season and work on skills. Read More »
Getting a little messy can allow kids to be more actively engaged in sessions. When they are having fun, students don’t always realize they are working on skills. Sensory activities help with this problem and allow us to focus us checking on their speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, or other therapy needs. Getting everyone busy with their hands allows mundane skill work to be more productive. When individuals may be shy to talk or share, giving them something to work out the nerves allows them to focus more. Halloween is the perfect time to implement some sensory fun for kids of all ages. Read More »
Imagine the look on the face of kids as they walk into your classroom for a session and see a school pumpkin patch. Yes, to get kids excited for the autumn weather and celebrations, it’s time to give them the opportunity to pick their own pumpkin. Write messages home to those at home to see if they would be willing to donate some small pumpkins. They are typically only a few dollars each and some may find it easier to ask for the funds and get them for all kids at the same time. While writing home, check in with everyone, paying close attention to multilingual families, to see what special pumpkin traditions they may have. Read More »
Apple season is still here, which means that it’s the perfect time to use this popular fruit as inspiration within sessions. When you bring in apples, it will open up the door to talking about life experiences with them. Kids can share going apple picking, what their favorite apple may be, and craft with the. Check in to see what students know about apples before starting anything within a group. Read More »