As an Occupational Therapist, I not only see students with dysgraphia, but I am also the mom of twin boys that both deal with it on a daily basis. I noticed early in their development that both avoided puzzles, drawing/coloring, and writing but were amazing with tools and building with Legos. It was challenging for me to get them to participate in preschool skills development and I was concerned about how they would function as students as they grew.Read More
Ready, Set, Go! IEP season begins. Evaluations, treatment plan reviews, progress reports, and screenings pile up, while you continue to deliver therapy sessions. This can be an overwhelming and stress-filled season for SLPs, when you add in all the personal tasks that you need to juggle as well. With this in mind, it is important to establish small, simple, but effective routines that help us avoid “burnout”.Read More
If children have all the necessary and expected speech sounds, but are still not understood by others, it’s likely because they’re producing unintelligible speech. You may call it mumbling and it can be a barrier to your child’s independence. This is particularly an issue with younger children in preschool and elementary school. It can be frustrating for the child, as they never feel heard and are constantly asked to speak up or to repeat themselves. Improving their intelligibility can be a difficult challenge for parents and teachers, as well.
Since the creation of the interlocking oy bricks in 1949, LEGOs have been a flagship toy across the world. Children of all ages, and even adults, enjoy building with LEGOs. However, LEGOs don’t have to just be used for amusement, they can also be effective tools for speech therapy.Read More
Finding rewards for speech therapy students can be difficult. The most popular and easiest option for many SLPs is a candy jar or other sweet treat mired in sugar. But is that the best option?Read More
A tracheostomy is a procedure that helps patients with their ability to breathe. After receiving a tracheostomy, many have questions regarding their ability to speak. This article takes a look at how speech therapy can help a patient recovering from a tracheostomy.Read More
Stuttering can cause anxiety for children, but there are various ways to control it. From quick fixes to powerful speech therapies, there are many solutions for the different forms of stuttering.Read More
The excitement of autumn is all around us as the leaves begin to change. The cooler weather brings about the anticipation of going back to school, family gatherings, and another year of holidays. For many of us, these changes are a bit out of the ordinary. Back to school did not look like past years. Holidays and family gatherings will look different. We all seem to be celebrating Halloween daily.Read More