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Using Sensory Activities to Build Language Skills Sep 13, 2023

With kids with sensory differences, it is so important that we know how to get them into a regulated state, because if they’re not in a regulated state they are not going to be ready to learn language.  

One of the biggest myths that I hear is, “Just send the kid to OT first,...

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Why SLPs Should Focus Less on External Rewards and More on Intrinsic Motivation Aug 16, 2023

You know that fight you get into every week with your husband? The one that goes something like this:

You: You didn’t wash the dishes.

Husband: You didn’t ask me to wash them.

You: I shouldn’t have to ask you. You should want to wash them.

Husband: I’m sorry - why would I...

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Is Your Therapy Authentic to Who You Are? Jul 19, 2023

Grab a pen and sit with me for a few minutes. We’re going to do something together that’s going to affect how you do your therapy every day.

Most companies determine what their values are and splatter them on their websites, employee manuals, and marketing materials. These companies...

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Three Reasons I Don't Use Visual Schedules Jul 12, 2023

Hot topic alert!! I might be crazy for posting this...I've never been into using visual schedules in my speech sessions.

Why? I feel like they help ME organize my sessions and give me structure, but I never felt like they were helping my kids.

Here are 3 reasons I tend not to use visual...

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4 Ways To Spot Dysregulation Jun 07, 2023

Understanding dysregulation is so important. 

We cannot support a child’s sensory needs if we don’t know their needs. 

Making note of what is causing a child to be dysregulated is so important.

But dysregulation can look different for each kid.

So how can we tell if a child...

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