I know, What a concept, right?
It's so important in the formulation of early language and vocabulary skills that kiddos embrace, learn and understand those concepts because, as we all know, they are the building blocks of effective language and speech.
The world said goodbye to Annie Glenn last week.
Who exactly is Annie Glenn, most of you are probably asking.
I get it; I hadn't heard of her either, that is until my hubby (who is a bit of a space buff) decided to give me a quick primer on who she was and why we - as Speech Pathologists - should care.
Experience is wonderful. Support from the school system is fantastic, and parents who are on board with the plan is a bonus.
But while most language and speech issues can be improved - if not cured - through one-on-one therapy, occasionally a case comes along that's just too tricky, too unusual, too complicated, or too high above an SLP's pay grade to be solved by a solo speech pathologist.
Sometimes, you've got to call for reinforcements.
SHAME ON THE SHAMERS
Nobody likes a bully. Nobody.
And that includes the bully himself.
It's the reason bullies bully in the first place.
Bullies hate themselves and project that hate on others, usually they ones they perceive as inferior to themselves.
Of course, bullying comes in many forms: physical, emotional, mental, positional.
Kids bully kids, adults bully kids and adults bully adults.
Bullying is never okay, but there's something exceptionally unseemly about the recent potshots at Joe Biden's well documented lifelong struggle with stuttering.
#stuttering #speechpathology #learningdisabilities #bullying #autism
If memory serves, and more often than not these days it doesn't, I was seeing around six students a day.
So this bright eyed neophyte with what felt like a 3-ton therapy bag, was servicing approximately thirty 0-3 year-olds a week. Yikes!
To be honest, I can't recall any of their names.
Except for one.
Luke was my first autistic client.
After finishing up a lesson plan the other night, I collapsed in front of the television and switched on the guide. HBO was showing a great little film, The King's Speech. It had been awhile since I saw it last, so I grabbed some popcorn and got comfy. Okay it was a glass of wine, not popcorn. Don't judge me! Starring Colin Firth, The King's Speech was one of the most talked about films of 2011. This small British film about the real life relationship between an unorthodox speech therapist an...
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