Category: Special Feature

2018 Symposium for Service Providers with Bilingual Populations

Bilingual Symposium 2018Are you a speech pathologist, audiologist, school psychologist, or student who supports or would like to serve bilingual clients? Would you like to earn CEUs during the day, and have some fun at night? Whether you're a foodie, music buff, or sight-seeing fanatic, this location has it all! If you're already dreaming up your Vegas plans, you should also plan on attending our 2018 Bilingual Symposium this summer! Read More »

World Down Syndrome Day: Socks and Role Models

lots of socks world down syndrome dayIt’s World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), started initially by the United Nations. This significant day means the world will unite in recognition and awareness the only logical way it knows how: by donning colorful footwear. While getting creative with your choice of socks is a good way to celebrate pretty much anything, credit for this particular "Lots of Socks" initiative goes to entrepreneur and Long Island native John Cronin. Upon his graduation from high school in 2016, John, who has Down syndrome, founded John’s Crazy Socks with his father, Mark, inspired by John’s own lifelong affinity for wacky socks. Since then, they’ve sold hundreds of thousands of pairs of socks featuring wild and flashy designs to customers around the world, including luminaries like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read More »

Luck of the Irish

luck of IrishMarch means it’s time to dress up in green and embrace your inner Irish self. Even if you are not Irish, kids and adults enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day each March. Younger children will enjoy learning about the stories of leprechauns. Kids who are new to our country may not be as familiar with St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish folklore. Take time to introduce them to some tales associated with leprechauns. A fun story to begin with is How to Catch a Leprechaun/Cómo Atrapar a un Duende by Adam Wallace. It will be a great start to chatting about how they would work on trapping these tricky lads. Read More »

The Importance of Black History Month

black history monthBlack History Month is celebrated in the United States during February. Schools often spend a lot of time talking about the important accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s also crucial to spend additional time to focus on other men and women who fought for civil rights in America. Children in multilingual families may come from areas where they did not have many rights before they came to this country. Spend time sharing their stories and be able to compare to the history of the United States. Read More »

A Month of #BTLove

bilingual therapies meryt complimentFebruary is known as a month to celebrate love, with Valentine's Day happening mid-month. Besides loving your family, friends, and partner, it also feels great to love your job, right? This month, we wanted to find out how much our clinicians love working for Bilingual Therapies, or more specifically - with their recruiter. When we asked our clinicians to share a short quote with their thoughts, we were overwhelmed and humbled by the responses. We are so proud to have such talented clinicians on our team, and want to spread some #BTLove to everyone this month! Check out all the responses we received from our clinicians: 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 »