December 7, 2014

I’m not sure if anyone else subscribes to Scholastic’s magazine, “Instructor,” but I often enjoy reading articles that can help me improve my speech sessions. I came across a really interesting article in the Spring 2012 issue. The article claimed that texting on a cel...

November 7, 2014

Why would a speech pathologist need that?

November 7, 2014

I have to admit I sometimes dread when I get assigned children with completely different goals to be placed in a group together. It seems unethical, overwhelming, and on some days I feel that I ignore one child’s goals in order to target the specific needs of others. A...

November 7, 2014

With state testing starting this week in Connecticut, my coworkers have been running around making sure that all the students in our school are receiving the accommodations they are entitled too. This got me thinking, “how many parents are unaware of their child’s test...

November 7, 2014

When you hear “Speech Pathologist”, you don’t necessarily think of a counselor, but in fact, we do more counseling than one would think! 

I remember the day in graduate school when my professor made the announcement that we would be discussing “counseling” for the day....

November 7, 2014

Many parent’s don’t realize how simple it is to increase their child’s vocabulary. Sure, reading books and going over flashcards are some ways of doing this, but there are things you can do on a daily basis that are much simpler. The great part about these activities i...

November 7, 2014

As in many social situations, I am often asked what I do for a living. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I hear “oh so you fix lisps?” as a response. I often times laugh this off and try to explain as best I can that there are an array of communication...

November 7, 2014

Formal assessments are conducted by Speech-Language Pathologist’s using norm-referenced tests to evaluate if a child/adult has a speech or language disorder. Standardized tests allow SLP's to see where your child's speech and language skills are compared to others  Tes...

November 7, 2014

I remember my first few years as a speech pathologist I was overwhelmed with all the abbreviations that my coworkers would use every day. In fact there were many times I had to run back to my office and look up what some things meant as I was new to the school system....

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