Career Corner: Stuck in a Rut? How To Get Out and Move On

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[Source:  Teach Me to Talk]

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.,S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 6 ways to pull yourself out of your professional rut. While this advice is specifically for speech-language pathologists and other professionals who work in pediatrics or early intervention, the recommendations are good for helping anyone, anytime they feel stuck. 

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Bilingual SLP Corner: Do I Need to Test Bilingual Children in Both Languages?

[Source: Bilinguistics]

This is a question I have heard a lot lately.  Is there a certain point at which it is acceptable not to test bilingual children in both languages?  Take a look at the following table that comes from a workshop we do on evaluating bilinguals.

If a child falls into one of the boxes with a green check, they do not have a language impairment because they have skills in at least one language that fall within normal limits.  The red X indicates a child we are concerned about because their skills are below average in both languages.

Now let’s take a look at the following chart.  We have Spanish proficiency from least to greatest on the bottom (X) axis and English proficiency from least to greatest on the side (Y) axis.  Along the left side are monolingual English speakers and at the bottom part of

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A ‘Gift to the Profession’: ‘Spanish Phrasing for SLPs’

Editor’s Note:  Every so often I am compelled to re-share this gem.   Enjoy.

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Here is a very exciting resource to share. Back in January, we featured a chapter of a book by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales, called ‘Spanish Phrasing for SLPs.’ The authors had given Judith Kuster of MSU, permission to post one chapter of stuttering phrases on her website. We featured that chapter HERE for our Resource of the Week.

Well, we got great feedback on that post and several questions as to where one might find the book since it is out of print. We were able to find Dorothy Esckelson, who is retired now and has stopped selling her book. After telling her who we were and what we do here, she most graciously agreed to give us the book and allow us to publish it for free distribution on our website as a ‘gift to the profession.’

Please enjoy and share ‘Spanish Phrasing for SLPs’


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Snowflake Crafts for Therapy

[Source:  No Time for Flash Cards]

January is a long month; I was going to write for preschool teachers, but it’s long for everyone. Luckily the children are eager to get back into a routine and if you are at home with a preschooler these snowflake crafts are perfect for that time between when kids wake up from their naps and when you have to start throwing dinner together. That time can be magical or a mess, it’s all about planning. Scroll through this list of snowflake crafts, check out the books after the crafts and choose a few to do next week.  If you are a teacher snowflake crafts are great because so many of these are wide open, they may be in the shape of snowflakes, but your students have plenty of opportunities to focus on the process. I mean every snowflake is unique, right?

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Pinterest Pinboard of the Week: Martin Luther King Themed Activities

Are you looking for some fantastic activities to do for Martin Luther King Day?  Look no further than our Pinterest board!   There is some great stuff in here including word searches, craftivities, printable books, writing prompt, fine motor crafts, conversation starters, book recommendations, and more!

Visit the PediaStaff MLK Pinterest Board today!

 


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