Sunny Summer Days

summer speech activitiesNot every day of summer will have perfect weather. On those days when the sun may not be out, bring the sunny day features of the beach and more into your sessions.  Bring surf, sun, and summer fun inside to focus around a theme while skill building for speech and language. Read More »

Taking Advantage of Technology

speech therapy apps and technology Kids love to use technology, so why not embrace it during the summer months? Summer is the perfect time of year to give suggestions to families for carry over practice to avoid Speech and Language regressions during break. Some children may receive summer sessions with a therapist; others may not and will need suggestions on ways to work on skills at home. While we recommend these, we must encourage a variety of different activities so kids aren't having too much screen time. Read More »

Copycat Games and Creations

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. Read More »

Flower Power Speech Activities

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! Read More »

2016 Symposium for Speech-Language Pathologists with Bilingual Populations

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. Read More »

Greetings, Mr. and Mrs. Robin

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. Read More »