To Be or Not to Be, Verb Practice

speech-games-verbsLearning English is tricky for those of us who are not multilingual learners. Now imagine how confusing the grammar rules for speech and language factor into the process for those children who may primarily speak another language at home. For ENL (English as a New Language) kids, we often need to assist them with grammar use in conversation. Developmentally, the proper use of the verb "to be" comes later. Playing games with repetitive sentences will help many children to become more comfortable using am, is, and are. When practicing within a game, kids are more willing to stick with it and not give up. Read More »

Language Skill Building with Lego Blocks

legos in speech therapyThe key to working on speech and language goals is not to make it boring and tedious for the kids. Instead of having them think you're infusing drills, tailor them in such a way that they are actively participating in skill-building without even realizing it. Using toys and items that children adore can often increase participation and success. Lego blocks are a great resource to use with kids of all ages to focus on a variety of speech and language goals. Read More »

Following Your Dreams

follow your dreamsIt’s important for children to follow their dreams. Many students may not be aware that this can require a lot of hard work and perseverance. Using a role model like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is perfect any day, but especially during the month of January. On January 16, people around the United States will celebrate this man and his dream of obtaining rights for all citizens of this country. Read More »

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 »