speech therapy

Amazing Printable Resources that Every Speech Therapist Needs!

Posted on by

slp-or-ot-with-special-needs-child

These days, no school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) therapist need feel alone in the world—even if you’re the only school-based therapist  at your work site.  The Internet is for sharing, and we are a generous breed that works to improve the lives of students and patients everywhere.  That’s why so many speech therapists – as well… Read More »

Eight SLP Blogs To Follow (And Why!)

Posted on by

blog-girl

Whether you’re a new or experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP), there’s always something new to learn.  Books, seminars and on-the-job trainings are essential, but few things compare to recommendations from others who share your passion for helping the students and patients with whom you work.  A rising number of SLPs blog, and some are quite good… Read More »

7 Fall-Inspired Sensory Bins

Posted on by

Let the cool crisp air, orange and brown color palette and fast-approaching holiday season inspire you to create some new sensory bins for your special education classroom or center for speech-language pathology or occupational therapy.  We know you advocate the use of sensory bins – as we do – because they promote practical life skills,… Read More »

12 Ways to Incorporate Music and Games into Speech Therapy Sessions

Posted on by

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 »

15 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children with Autism

Posted on by

Hopscotch

Summer brings more than warm weather – it’s a wonderful time to take therapy sessions outdoors!  In the summer, an occupational therapist (OT) or speech-language pathologist (SLP), has the opportunity to introduce the benefits of outdoor learning and skill development to children with autism. Whether you are an occupational therapist (OT) speech-language pathologist (SLP), or… Read More »

4 Long-Term Behavioral Therapy Strategies to Help Children Manage Anger

Posted on by

angry boy

Helping students on your caseload to manage their anger might sometimes feel like navigating a ship through murky waters. As challenging as it is to work with students who are dealing with anger issues, you, as a therapist in a school-based therapy job, are instrumental in helping them learn to manage their emotions with a… Read More »

What Do Aesop’s Fables Have in Common With the Practice of Speech Therapy?

Posted on by

Humans are wired for stories.  The ancient Greek storyteller, Aesop, knew this, and his simple fables have captivated children around the world for centuries upon centuries.  Here, we take a closer look at some of Aesop’s fables, and convey how you can connect each of them to your practice of school-based speech therapy.   Aesop’s… Read More »

7 Simple Spring Activities for School-Based Therapists

Posted on by

Occupational Therapists

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings – a great time to try something different in your school-based therapy classroom. Children fresh from spring break can have a renewed energy—the end of the year is fast approaching, after all—and something new and exciting in the classroom can inspire them to make progress like… Read More »

Organize Your Classroom for Spring: Tips for Therapists and Special Education Teachers

Posted on by

Organize Your Classroom

Cramped. Busy. Less-than-tidy. Maybe even disheveled. What’s a school-based therapist or special education teacher to do when the duties are ginormous and clear – and the classroom is, well…not exactly that?  Therapeutic and special education staff face unique organization challenges, and often seek creative ways to work within a limited workspace and budget. Making a… Read More »

3 Tips for Maintaining Work/Life Balance

Posted on by

Any kind of special education job or school-based therapist job tends to require work that can stretch beyond the normal 9-5. While this work can be incredibly rewarding, it’s all too easy to forget to take care of YOURSELF! This can be detrimental not only to you, but to those you are helping. Here are… Read More »