National Mentoring Month – Cultural Competence in Mentoring

national mentoring monthJanuary is National Mentoring Month! Bilingual Therapies prides ourself on providing mentors for all of our bilingual clinicians, who are carefully selected by our clinical directors before each school year begins. Our clinical directors, Nate Cornish, M.S., CCC-SLP and Melissa White, M.A., CCC-SLP are strong supporters of mentorship and its benefits in increasing the cultural competence of BT clinicians. Read More »

A Letter to My Younger Self – Raquel M.

younger self We're finishing out 2016 with one final "Letter to My Younger Self". This one from our West Coast team member, Raquel Martinez, SLP-CCC M.A. is all about treating everything as a learning experience, and that not everything can be learned from a book. Each point of advice she tells her CF-self has a new perspective, which is a great way to approach obstacles in a new career.  Read More »

Books for the Winter Holidays

winter booksThe holiday season gets into the swing of things now that Thanksgiving is over. Kids of all ages are excited about the possibilities ahead of them during this festive month. It doesn't matter what they celebrate, students will love talking about Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other winter holidays. Learning about different traditions is a wonderful way to share parts of their own family memories. Read More »

A Letter to My Younger Self – Heather S.

younger self Our "Letter to My Younger Self" series continues with a brief yet informative paragraph of advice from one of our long-time Midwest Team clinicians, Heather Simons, SLP-CCC, M.A.  As you'll find out, Heather was a bit nervous to jump into the speech pathologist field after graduation. Find out what she would tell her recent graduate self - great information to pass on or apply in your current practice! Read More »

Edible Winter Craft Fun

winter crafts bakingBaking with kids is a fun way to practice speech and language skills. especially when it's close to the holidays! Of course, not everyone will have a kitchen that they are able to use with their classes. This means that edible winter crafts are the perfect workaround. These activities are great for small spaces and shorter session times. When working with food, be sure to check with families beforehand to make sure there are no allergies or other medical concerns that may limit what a child may eat or work with. While many of these projects include candy, it's the holiday season, so it's generally acceptable to splurge once in a while with your groups. Read More »

A Letter to My Younger Self – Liza S.

younger self This week's "Letter to My Younger Self" is written by one of our long-time team leaders, who is now our Associate Clinical Director - Liza Sanchez, M.A. CCC-SLP. This clinician has definitely experienced the highs and not-so-highs of a speech therapy career. From someone who thought she "knew it all" as a CF, Liza has learned from each experience and grown into an amazing clinician. Read on to find out what advice Liza would give her younger self!  Read More »