Tag Archives: Early Intervention

  • Food-based Therapy!

    This is part of a continuing series of posts on therapy ideas to support assistants (SLPAs) and paraprofessionals in the schools in their work with students and their supervising SLPs. November is a time for food, and even if you can’t serve or cook food in your therapy sessions, there are plenty of ways you… (read more)

  • Syllables – Clapping it out isn’t cutting it?

    This is part of a continuing series of posts on therapy ideas to support assistants (SLPAs) and paraprofessionals in the schools in their work with students and their supervising SLPs. In a presentation by Judy Montgomery at the 2013 Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association annual conference, we learned some fun alternatives to the traditional idea of ‘clapping out’… (read more)

  • Supporting Memory skills

    This is part of a continuing series of posts on therapy ideas to support assistants (SLPAs) and paraprofessionals in the schools in their work with students and their supervising SLPs. Over the last several months, we have been discussing the importance of games for preschoolers in the development of the essential skills of executive function,… (read more)

  • Observation in Diagnostic Assessment

    There is so much to be gained from watching a child function in his or her own natural environment as a way to supplement performance on standardized testing. So many questions to be answered..so much information to be gathered in a testing situation..all helps to paint a picture of what the child is capable of… (read more)

  • Practice for Parents

    Stephanie Bruno discusses the importance of parents reinforcing the work SLP’s do in the classroom and in home care.  In addition, many parents may not know the proper skills in helping their child at home.  It is the SLP’s job to point them in the right direction and provide hands-on communication-based speech and language activities… (read more)

  • Classroom Aggression

    Ah, the trials and tribulations of working with preschoolers! Stephanie Bruno discusses how children that throw tantrums, throw toys and punches for that matter, directly impacts the work a speech pathologist does in early intervention classrooms. Through the years, whenever I conducted either one-on-one or very small group therapy sessions in my little speech room,… (read more)