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Independence Day Ideas Galore

independence day activities Independence Day means a lot of different things to people. For some children, it is a day of swimming, barbecues, and fireworks. Others may have a deeper meaning if they are newer to the United States. No matter how it is celebrated, it is important to embrace the holiday and talk to all students about the true meaning of the holiday. Always begin by chatting with students to see how they do things on the Fourth of July. Send messages to families to see if they have unique ways to mark the day and include this in your sessions. Read More »

Fabulous Flowers in May

may spring flowersThe month of May is often filled with flowers blooming all over the place. The winter weather is finally gone and all of the April showers have helped blossoms to brighten up the landscape. Use the gorgeous natural beauties to inspire things to do during sessions and therapy to work toward each child’s individual goals. Talk to teachers to see if they are covering anything similar to share resources. Remember, you may tweak anything available to work with your needs. All you need to do is focus on their speech, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional, or other needs to work on goals and skills. Read More »

Efficiently Meeting Speech, Language, and Learning Goals and Celebrating Halloween!

Prior to coming to the United States for graduate school in the late 1960’s the idea of Halloween, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, carving, eating, drawing pumpkins or decorating my house with various Halloween related artifacts was somewhat foreign to me. I knew about the holiday and celebrations from things I had read, but I had no experience with the American celebration.  Children in Mexico, where I grew up, did not wear costumes on Halloween. Instead, November 1 was designated as a celebration to pay tribute to all Saints and November 2 was a date to designate the remembrance of those who had passed. For these occasions, special bread was baked called “pan de muertos” (bread of the dead) and to dispel evil spirits, candy skeletons and skulls were made. Read More »