Why Bilingual SLPs Should Choose Bilingual Therapies

With a growing multicultural population, the need for bilingual professionals in school-based positions continues to increase. Unfortunately, in many school systems, these professionals do not always have the support they need. For this reason, Bilingual Therapies was formed in 1997. With a mission to create a network of bilingual professionals, Bilingual Therapies not only offers help locating the perfect assignment but offers an environment that helps you grow and best serve your students. There are several benefits that come with choosing an assignment through Bilingual Therapies rather than going directly through a school district.

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Top 5 Characteristics of Bilingual SLPs

Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) have a unique skillset. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, only 6.5% of speech-language pathologists identify as being bilingual or multilingual. Not only are they experts in typical language development and communication disorders in their native language, but they also understand the same concepts in another language. As we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, we wanted to highlight all the amazing characteristics of bilingual SLPs.  We are so proud of the services they offer their students, families, and communities as a bilingual SLP.

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Strategies for Assisting Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia-therapist-job Dyslexia is a common learning disability that can results in difficulty reading. There are several resources for school-based professionals to utilize in order to assist students coping with dyslexia. There is no cure for dyslexia however there are strategies that school-based professionals can use to assist students with. We have included a few of those recommended strategies below along with a more in-depth look at dyslexia and the impact that it can have on students. Read More »

Story Cubes For Speech Therapy Sessions

Rory's Story CubesImagine a game that could fit inside your pocket and would be versatile with many skills and ages groups in Speech and Language. Rory's Story Cubes provides just this with nine little cubes that each have six sides with a variety of pictures on them. When you roll the cubes, you use each picture to tell a story that goes together. You can also make up games to work on skills and goals for verb tenses, details, and other items for older students. In addition to the original set, they now make cubes that focus on voyages and actions that can be combined together. Although the cubes say they are for ages eight and up, you will see that you can use them for younger children with support because no reading is required. You can even add in additional sets of cubes with more topics and some with favorite characters from the world of entertainment. Imagine what fun kids can have at any age with this simple resource. Read More »

Pinwheel Activities for Speech Therapists

pinwheel_summer_speech_therapy Practicing words, sounds, and other language skills can quickly go from fun to hard work for younger children. When kids are actively engaged in what they are doing, they tend to work on the item more when away from the session and meet the goals faster. Pinwheels are a great resource to help Speech Therapists engage with students. Kids of all ages will enjoy going out for a walk and bringing a pinwheel outside in the sunshine. What they may not recognize is that while they are having fun, they are also working on speech and language goals at the same time. Read More »

Therapy Activities Using Fruits And Vegetables

fruits and vegetables for speech therapy activity Fruits and vegetables are a creative (delicious) resource to use for various therapy activities. Not only do they provide a fun hands-on experience for students, but can often hold cultural ties as well. This is a great way to integrate a lesson on culture and history into a fun therapy session as well. Read More »