Is your child home for summer? Are you worrying about how to keep up with therapy goals and get your learners the practice they need? Calonda Henry owner of Broad Horizons Speech Therapy joins me today to let parents know speech therapy carryover can be fun and easy! We talk about simple ideas and games that involve activities you are probably already doing that create low demand but effective practice for speech and language goals.
Tuning in all the way from South Africa, Dr. Trina Spencer BCBA and Fulbright Scholar, joins me today to discuss her incredible work in the Autism field. Dr. Spencer shares all about her multi-tiered language instruction, Story Champs. As well as her free assessment, CUBED and all the many other resources she has available.
School is drawing to a close for many families and that might also mean the end of school based therapy for the year. Summer is a great time to bring lightness, fun, and get outside for communication practice. Bridget of Speech Therapy Talk joins me today to share 11 easy, accessible, and affordable summer communication activities. Whether you’re an SLP supporting clients or a parent looking for ideas to continue practice at home, these ideas are sure to incorporate any skill goals and bring fun to your learner.
So often, Speech Language Pathologists struggle to find the avenue to provide support to caregivers and one on one support staff when it comes to working with students with complex communication needs. Dr. Rehfeld, an assistant professor and dual certified SLP and BCBA is sharing all about Caregiver Coaching. A support system using Behavior Skills Training to teach and support the adults working closest and often with your learner using an AAC device.
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by your intervention plans and not sure where to start? When working with non speaking students and younger autistic learners it can be difficult to understand what skills to start with especially when you haven’t gotten a clear picture from typical assessments and standardized testing. Today I am sharing with you what I have found over my 20 year SLP career to be the top 8 foundational skills to start with these learners right away!
Yoga is a practice tracing back thousands of years, SLPs Amy and Kim are the trained instructors of Talk Yoga who have adapted this beloved practice for speech therapy. These two friends have created modified poses called Articulation Poses, practice vocabulary and alliteration with body movement, and embed critical speech skills into their yoga practice. Their tips and ideas translate across all ages and support the engagement for students to get involved in a leisure skill that will last across the lifespan.
Play based therapy opens the door to facilitate social, play, and language interactions. Speech therapist Emily Cohen joins me today to talk about the ins and outs of the opportunities that can be found with play. She shares advice and ideas for parents for getting the most out of play time and building their children’s skills.