Great Graphic Novels for School Age Language Therapy

Click here to see a PDF of our ASHA 18 poster on using comics and graphic novels presented November 17, 2018, at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Boston.  If you’d like to know more about…

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I Really Like Slop (Elephant and Piggie for the SLP)

I have books that I use over and over and over in treatment.  Many of those books are by Mo Willems the writer/illustrator and Caldecott honoree formerly of Sesame Street, and known for the books Knufflebunny and…

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Ask Culture, Guess Culture, and the SLP

Ask Culture, Guess Culture, and the SLP

Ask Culture  vs. Guess Culture: the basics About 10 years ago Andrea Donderi wrote a MetaFilter reply that, somehow, has not turned into a best-selling self-help book: Ask Culture vs Guess Culture. (Here’s the original…

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SLP Poetry (and how weaknesses can become strengths)

This is the second installment of SLP poetry written by the excellent Elizabeth Wells Bihn.  We’re in different settings, but she beautifully captures  the plusses, minuses, and in-betweens of being a Type B SLP.  (I’ve…

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Starting with new self-contained and life skills students

Every year I have a set of mostly new students in their life skills /self-contained classrooms, and some added throughout the year.  Many of these are middle school students. Most were diagnosed and started getting…

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The puzzle of SLP assessment in self-contained classrooms

In my head, Oprah is yelling “IT’S ASSESSMENT SEASOOOOOOOOOOON! YOU GET AN ASSESSMENT! YOU GET AN ASSESSMENT! EVERYBODY GETS AN ASSESSMENT!”  (Not too many assessments. Not unjustified assessments. Just the right number of assessments for…

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