Blog

Stuttering Therapy Goals that Promote Functional Confident Communicators

Blog Post Adapted from Poster Session Presentation at ASHA Connect July 2020 entitled Helping your students who stutter be Functional Confident Communicators:  Setting therapy goals that promote success It can be difficult for SLPs (Speech Language Pathologists) to write therapy goals for their students/clients that stutter. And it can be difficult for people who stutter […]

Using Visuals for Expressive Language: High Tech Visuals

In our last post, we talked about the use of low-tech/no-tech visuals to help with expressive communication. Now, we will look at some high tech visual support options that provide speech output. High Tech Visual use is typically done with a communication device that is either a dedicated communication device, or an iPad with a […]

Using Visuals for Expressive Language: Low-Tech (No-Tech) Visuals

In our last post, we talked about the use of visuals to help with expressive communication. Now, we will take a look at some of the types of low-tech/no-tech visuals that can be used for this purpose. Low-tech/no-tech means that there is no speech output. There are many types of visuals that can be used […]

Supporting Expressive Language with Visuals

In our last post, we learned a little about how visuals can help with receptive language. This time, let’s spend some time looking at how visuals can help with expressive language. Visuals can be used to increase expressive language skills in both people who are non-verbal, and those who have verbal skills. They can serve […]

Supporting Receptive Language with Visuals

Visuals have gotten a lot of attention for how they can help individuals with structure, behavior, and learning, but they are also a fantastic tool to help out with receptive and expressive language. Come, join me and learn a little bit about how and why visual supports can help individuals in the area of receptive […]

I think my child needs speech therapy, now what?

You may have some concerns about your child’s speech and language skills, but you aren’t sure what to do about your concerns. Perhaps your child is having difficulty saying certain sounds, does not have the vocabulary you think they should have at their age, or is having difficulty producing words verbally at all.  Maybe they […]

Articulation Therapy Home Program

Speech Therapy for articulation typically involves doing a lot of drill based work on helping a client correctly produce a sound (or many sounds). Articulation therapy is designed to help a client correctly pronounce a sound, or sounds that they are having difficulty pronouncing. It begins with working on the sound in isolation, or in […]

So you’re a Speech Therapist, -you work with people that stutter, right?

So you’re a speech therapist, that means you work with people that stutter, right? Hands down, this is the most common reaction I have to telling people I don’t know well what I do. What is interesting about the question is the fact that, although, yes, I do work with people that stutter, it is […]

Building speech & language skills in young children using repetitive line books

One of the best ways you can help your younger child build their speech and language skills is through repetitive line books. Repetitive line books can be used to help with literacy skills, as well as with the following speech and language skills: Learning sentence structure (grammar) Working on articulation (pronunciation) if the sound the […]