speech-language pathologists

10 Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person.  Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »

12 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com Each new school year brings a change to routine, along with new people and unfamiliar places. This can amount to a lot of anxiety and stress for both parents and their special needs… Read More »

12 Ways to Incorporate Music and Games into Speech Therapy Sessions

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Music and games can be used in the speech and language classroom to improve attention, increase participation, foster better communication and increase memory and retention.  Children of all ages and abilities can benefit from music and games.  To save you time, we’ve gathered some of the best ideas from the web on how to incorporate… Read More »

8 Engaging Activities for Children with Limited Mobility

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When helping children with limited mobility, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists – and other clinicians in school-based therapy jobs – are often on the lookout for activities to engage children. Whether making music or art, crafting or playing games, here are 8 activities you can include in your lineup.  … Read More »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Summer brings warm weather, sunny skies and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. One way for children with special needs to learn is through the use of sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for sensory bins include water, shaving cream, sand, mud, rice, and uncooked beans.… Read More »

15 Therapy Activities to Engage Non-Verbal Children

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Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: http://txsource.com/newsletter/   Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com Working with non-verbal children can present a unique set of challenges. It is not uncommon for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Special Education Teachers to encounter non-verbal children in their therapy jobs. Therapists’ resources… Read More »

Coming Soon (We Love This!): The First Ever Child-Friendly 3D Printer

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Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: http://txsource.com/newsletter/   Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com There’s something to be said about old-fashioned games: playing house, making paper dolls, fingerpainting, Etch-a-Sketch and Magna-Doodle.  Often enough though, children want to use technology during both play and learning…(if only hopscotch while playing… Read More »

How to Effectively Diffuse IEP Meeting Tension

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Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »