Copycat Games and Creations

by Bilingual Therapies on May 26, 2016

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copycat gamesBeing a “copycat” is fun for kids. It’s a great way to work on modeling speech and language and allows kids to practice being more independent. While working with these activities, students will be working on their individual goals. Students can also practice each activity at home with family and friends. [click to continue…]

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Flower Power Speech Activities

by Bilingual Therapies on May 19, 2016

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may flowers activityMay is here, and all of the April showers have brought many beautiful flowers. Take time to appreciate the beauty of flowers and their power to engage kids. Mix up May flowers into speech and language sessions. Incorporate different goals and skills that need focus and add some colorful flowers for kids to take home to add a splash of spring time fun into carry over. We have some suggestions on flower-related activities for the month of May and the spring season! [click to continue…]

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Symposium-Share-ImageAre you a monolingual speech-language pathologist with a bilingual population? Then you’ll want to attend the Bilingual Symposium.

The premier event for monolingual and bilingual speech-language pathologists will be hosted in Los Cabos, Mexico on July 14-17! In a three-day event set on the beaches of Los Cabos, learn about…

  • How to identify bilingual children with language disorders
  • The best practices for working with ELL/ESL students with language and learning disabilities
  • How to overcome the limited development resources for bilingual children

Here’s what past attendees have to say about the Symposium:

“I was very impressed with the speakers, topics, and fellow SLP’s who attended the conference. It was wonderful to meet with other practicing SLP’s who know to assess and treat our clients in both their native language as well as their L2.”

“Excellent conference as always! I’ve attended the Symposium for the last 10 years and I always come away with something new that I can use in my practice.”

“Love the symposium for the locations and cultural climates – really helps us understand others more deeply.”

“I know that Bilingual Therapies focuses on bilingual therapists, but there are many therapists (like myself) who are not bilingual who would find this information helpful (as we work with numerous bilingual children).”

Did we mention you can earn up to 1.1 ASHA CEUs by attending? So pack your bags and join Bilingual Therapies for its 16th annual Bilingual Symposium hosted at the luxurious Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf and Resort!

Click here to register for the 2016 Bilingual Symposium.

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Greetings, Mr. and Mrs. Robin

by Bilingual Therapies on May 5, 2016

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spring robin speech therapy activitiesOne of the first signs of spring in many regions is the arrival of the robin. Talk to kids about robin sightings and look outside to see if you can view any feeding in the grass areas. Why not make each child their own Mr. or Mrs. Robin to take home? This tactile craft activity will allow you to work on fine motor skills while developing speech and language skills in the process. [click to continue…]

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Autism Awareness Month Feature: the TEACCH Method

by Bilingual Therapies on April 28, 2016

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autism awareness light it up blueProviding support and instruction for students on the autism spectrum is not always easy. It takes patience, intelligence, empathy, and innovation. This Autism Awareness Month, we are featuring personal stories and connections to Autism from our colleagues and clinicians.  One of our wonderful special education teachers – Apryl Levy – wanted to share a method she’s found successful in working with students with autism. Apryl works for Bilingual Therapies within a school district in the Chicago area. She has a vast amount of experience working in various schools, supporting mild to very severe students with disabilities, including students with autism.

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Thinking of -ings to Do

April 21, 2016

When the weather is getting warmer, it is the perfect time to work on conjugating the progressive form of verbs. Children that are multilingual often have some difficulty with this task. It may be confusing to them when the -ing stays the same, but the helper before them shifts in the present, past, and future […]

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