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Using Slime As A Speech Therapy Tool

making slimeCraft stores and more have displays set up all about how to create slime of different colors, textures, and more. Slime is a popular toy for kids but it can also serve as a great therapeutic resource as well. The best part about slime is that it is extremely easy to make with kids during a session. Slime is flexible and can be made inside or outside with little or no space required. The ease of creating slime makes it an ideal tool to incorporate into therapy sessions.  Read More »

Tips for Communicating with Parents When You Don’t Speak Their Language

Communicating a child’s success and needs in therapy with parents is one of the most important things clinicians do. It truly is a team effort to generalize successful outcomes from the therapy room and carry them over into the home. This can be complicated when you do not share a language in common with parents. In many schools throughout the country, there can be dozens of different languages spoken in the homes of students and finding ways to help parents access and share information is crucial for continued success. Read More »

Green Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

The luck of the Irish is strong in the month of March. Not everyone is Irish, but most adore celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in one way or another. Most people love to wear green and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with friends. This holiday is perfect to use with speech and language goals in mind. There are lots of great books activities to engage students about the lure of leprechauns, pots of gold, and following rainbows. Read More »

Back on Track for the New School Year

back to school themesIt’s too easy to get wrapped up in paperwork, meetings, and more during the start of the school year. Before you get too overwhelmed, take a moment to sketch out a general plan for the upcoming school year. Look at the students who you will be working with individually or in groups. While getting to know new students, adjust and refocus based on their likes, goals, and needs. Read More »

The Power of Technology in Therapy Sessions

technology therapyThe start of summer means that children will be on break. This time away from school often comes with concerns that some kids may regress in areas. This is especially worrisome when they are receiving sessions for specific subjects. This means that any therapists, counselors, and teachers must assist families in ways that they can keep up on skills and goals at home. Technology is a wonderful option for many children to continue practicing skills. Read More »

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 »