Tag Archives: Independence

Embracing Warmth in the Winter

winter warmth activitiesBaby, it’s cold outside in much of the country during the winter months. This means that kids are often bundled up and trying to keep warm. Sometimes it can even be a bit chilly inside schools and classrooms. Take time to utilize items which keep us warm. This could also be expanded to discuss what makes you feel good and have warm and fuzzy thoughts. The sky is the limit and there are always unique ways to work on whatever session goals you have for students. Read More »

Celebrations of Independence in the Hispanic World: History & Resources for SLPs


Mid-September to mid-October marks the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries that include Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile. and Brazil. Living in California, Arizona, New Mexico or Texas makes it somewhat easier to remember that Mexico gained its independence from Spanish ruling on September 16, 1810. The movement was accomplished through the efforts of leader Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, almost 200 years ago. A table at the end of this column includes listings of other leaders of independence of several Latin American countries. The Webster dictionary defines INDEPENDENCE as “the state of quality of being independent, freedom from the influence, control, or determination of another or others.” It is a term frequently used to refer to one’s ability to manage one’s life as well as being applied to the fundamental rulings of governments. Regrettably but realistically, the course of civilization has been lead by wars and fights to gain independence from other governing parties. Read More »