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6 Summer Activities for School SLPs

Summer is a wonderful opportunity for School Speech Language Pathologists to rest and recharge from the school year. Not only does it provide School SLPs with time to take a break, it is also a great chance to focus on career advancement whether that is continuing education, planning for the upcoming school year or looking for a new job position. From self-care ideas to continuing education, read below for 6 summer activity ideas for School SLPs. Read More »

Top 4 Resources to Help SLPs that Work With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

More than 21 percent of the U.S. population—or 60.3 million people—speak a language other than English at home, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, and those figures continue to rise. As a result, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the United States are seeing increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients. The large majority of SLPs practicing in the United States speak only one language, English, and almost all see clients who speak a language other than English or come from a culture that is different from their own, according to a research report published in Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders(CACD). Even bilingual SLPs often encounter students with different language or cultural backgrounds from their own when working in areas with culturally diverse populations.
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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 »

Your Guide To San Juan Accommodations for the Bilingual Symposium

The Bilingual Symposium is less than 2 months away and it’s a great time to start booking your accommodations. San Juan offers a multitude of options so that you can find the perfect fit. Whether you prefer to enjoy the comforts of a hotel or explore the city from a local rental, there are a variety of options to book the perfect place for you. Read More »

Mother’s Day Traditions – BT Edition

BT Mothers DayMother's Day is a time to celebrate the women in our lives who raised, inspired, and taught us so many invaluable life lessons! Many families have a common tradition for Mother's Day - whether it's a special brunch, dinner, or activity to celebrate "Mom." At Bilingual Therapies, our team comes from a variety of different backgrounds, which is great for story-telling and sharing different perspectives! This year, we wanted to celebrate Mother's Day by sharing the traditions from our office team members. Whether they celebrated these traditions when they were kids or if they've continued them until today, each team member felt a sense of nostalgia and warmth when describing their traditions. Read More »

Rain on the Brain

rainy day activitiesApril is traditionally a rainy month in much of the United States. Those showers may mean cloudy skies and a hard time going outside. This can be hard for students who are so excited to welcome a new season. Think outside of the box and work on ways to incorporate the rain into sessions which work on goals, skills, and actively engage students.  Perhaps you may want to ask families to send in rain gear so you may head outside. If that will not work, simply gather a bunch of old umbrellas to use with the kids. Read More »