Tag Archives: SLP

Top 5 Characteristics of Bilingual SLPs

Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) have a unique skillset. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, only 6.5% of speech-language pathologists identify as being bilingual or multilingual. Not only are they experts in typical language development and communication disorders in their native language, but they also understand the same concepts in another language. As we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, we wanted to highlight all the amazing characteristics of bilingual SLPs.  We are so proud of the services they offer their students, families, and communities as a bilingual SLP.

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Rain Puddles and Imagination in Speech Therapy

Those pesky April showers also leave us with plenty of puddles. Puddles are fun for children to play in, talk about, and explore. If you are not able to go outside to splash and play in puddles, a simple book can spur some activities to keep everyone busy indoors. Read More »

April Showers Crafts for Use in Therapy

April Showers that bring the infamous May flowers are part of the culture of spring legends. Children in classrooms are taught to embrace this typically rainy season because of the beauty that it will reveal in the months to come. Crafts are always a wonderful way to work on speech and language skills. Any of the following activities can easily be changed to extend to specific goals or needs of a child. Think outside of the box with April and use umbrellas, rain boots, clouds, rain drops, and other items that relate to April Showers. Read More »

Goodbye and Adios

This column marks the end of a calendar year as well as the end of my tenure as a column editor for Bilingual Therapies. I can’t believe that it has been three years (January 2005) since John Consalvi, former CEO of Bilingual Therapies, invited me to be the company’s column editor, which I named ¿Qué Tal? (What’s up?). Since I began my charge, I have written 36 columns on various topics that I hoped would be of interest not only to practicing clinicians working with primarily ELL Spanish-speaking students but also, hopefully, to other professionals in the field including current students enrolled in speech and language pathology training programs. Read More »