Let it Snow

snow activitiesWinter is here and the snow is falling in a lot of the country. The cooler temperatures may mean that sessions must be inside. Why not build a snowman or play in snow inside while keeping warm? With a few easy to find ingredients, you can make snow with your students and use it within sessions for a variety of ways. Pretend to get your winter gear on to make it more fun and have fun playing in the snow with this sensory friendly activity. Read More »

Gingerbread Gathering

gingerbread men activitiesDo you remember hearing stories about the gingerbread man growing up? These days kids are able to read about gingerbread men, women, children, and more. The winter season is the perfect time to talk about gingerbread people and use their stories to expand on them for session activities. Using gingerbread tales to spark interest will actively engage students and work toward goal completion. Read More »

Celebrating Holidays and Avoiding Distractions

holiday traditionsThe month of December is often a blur because of everything going on at once. This means it is extremely important to stay focused and avoid distractions which will take away from therapy goals. Work on incorporating the holidays and all of the festivities into fun sessions that will keep everyone actively engaged and learning. Read More »

Special Interest Group 14: Melissa’s Perspective

SIG 14 SpotlightWhether you're new to the field of speech pathology or an experienced clinician, it's always helpful to have a community to connect with! Our clinical director, Melissa White, is currently the associate coordinator for ASHA's SIG 14 group and will be the coordinator next year. This Special Interest Group focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity, offering a network of therapists and resources to help speech pathologists who support diverse populations. Melissa was selected by the ASHA leader as part of their "Spotlight on Special Interest Groups" series this month. She was asked why she joined the group, how it's helped her as a bilingual clinician, and some other pressing questions to help dig deeper into this group's purpose. Check out the full article here to find out how SIG 14 has helped Melissa in her career, and you might find that it could help you too!   Have more questions for Melissa about SIG 14? Reach out to her here. Interested in opportunities with Bilingual Therapies? Take a look at our latest school-based opportunities on our website. Read More »

Using Fall Favorites in Therapy

fall favoritesMuch of November is spent talking about giving thanks. A lot of the focus may be on special people in the lives of students. While this is important, it is crucial to move beyond that.  It can be difficult to get to know students during different types of therapy sessions. Kids can be shy and scared to open up. Why not expand on the thankful notion and think about favorite items from this season? Check in with families ahead of time to see what traditions they may have from where they are originally from. Embrace multilingual learners and share these unique items with everyone in the group. Encourage families to send items in which can be observed by others during sessions. Read More »

Let’s Talk Turkeys

turkey activities The turkey gets a lot of attention during the month of November for a very important reason. Kids in the United States recognize this symbol and will enjoy spending time in sessions learning more about these feathered creatures from Thanksgiving.  Be sure to ask students whether their Thanksgiving tradition or another may include a turkey. Read More »