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Better Speech and Hearing Month (2019)

Every May the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) uses Better Speech and Hearing Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role that ASHA members play in providing life-changing treatments. This year the theme is "Communication Across the Lifespan." As a bilingual school-based SLP currently working in District 75, I… Continue reading Better Speech and Hearing Month (2019)

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Honoring #NativeNovember – Our Thanksgiving JARS

I’m not quite sure how we are already halfway through November. It’s been a blur. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to be culturally responsive in my therapy and lesson planning. I would LOVE to teach my kids about the real story of Thanksgiving, but considering I had… Continue reading Honoring #NativeNovember – Our Thanksgiving JARS

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Feeling Unprepared to Treat CAS Clients? You’re Not Alone.

When I received an e-mail from my alma mater about a free workshop on the assessment and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) - I was ecstatic. Not just because of the word free, but also because I had two particular students in mind who I was struggling with. Upon clicking the link, I… Continue reading Feeling Unprepared to Treat CAS Clients? You’re Not Alone.

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How to Make a Pig JAR

Our classroom teachers have started a new ELA unit in the curriculum: personal narratives. The literature options are PLENTIFUL. One teacher recommended "I Like Me" by Nancy Carlson where the main character is a pig who really likes herself and shares all the reasons why. We took the opportunity to create a "How to Make… Continue reading How to Make a Pig JAR