speech-language pathologists (SLPs)

8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

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8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

As a therapist working in a school-based therapy job, you may be charged with helping to calm the nerves of children battling anxiety. According to Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. and Huffington Post contributor, “Teaching kids about how fear and worry work in their bodies, and specific thinking and doing strategies to fight the “Worry Monster,”… Read More »

10 of the Latest and Greatest Apps for SLPs

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May marks Better Hearing & Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders, and the role that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play in providing life-changing treatment. To celebrate the month and help bring innovative technology into your sessions, we bring you… (drum roll please!)…. our latest list of amazing apps for SLPs! We’ve included… Read More »

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 »

Top Articulation Apps for SLPs (as rated by your peers!)

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In celebration of Better Speech and Hearing Month, we’ll be showcasing apps that school-based Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) can use in therapy sessions.  Today’s focus: speech therapy apps for articulation. All of these apps have been vetted and highly-rated by your SLP peers. And while some are on the higher side in regards to cost, we… 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 »

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

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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 »