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  • 00:52

    #254 Cute Ideas for Valentine's Day for Toddlers in Speech Therapy Sessions

    in Parents

    I love Valentine's Day, don't you??


    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses cute ideas to use during therapy with toddlers for Valentine's Day. All ideas are listed here in this post. In the post you'll also find links to FREE Therapy Tip of the Week videos with even more ideas! Hope you enjoy these ideas with your little sweethearts! 


     

  • 00:16

    Bilingualism & Speech Delay

    in Education

    Should parents stick with only one language, if  their child has a speech delay?
    Does bilingualism confuse children with speech delays?
    Can bilingualism cause speech delays?
    If you've been told that speaking to your own child in your native language is doing him harm, then please listen to this show!
    If you're a speech therapist and have ideas that are going against what you were taught in college or at an internship, then this show is for you!
    If you want to better understand bilingualism and its relationship to speech and language development, then please tune in or listen in archives.
    The children are depending on us to know what's helpful and what is not.  Let's be there for them and help them to become better communicators.
    I'm Noelle Michaels, speech and learning specialist, and I truly love my job.
    www.superbtherapy.blogspot.com
    www.blogtalkradio.com/superbtherapy
    I can be reached via email: noellemichaels@hotmail.com
    I am happy to answer your questions or address your concerns.  I look forward to hearing from you!

  • 01:04

    #252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions. 


    From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends:



    Do what they like!
    Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!
    Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...
    Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.
    Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay games
    Work on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH method
    Over time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sit
    Modify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option! 
    Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.
    Reinforce sitting.  

  • 00:31

    Successful Strategies for Speech Therapy Part Two

    in Health

    Take a listen as Mark reviews the principles of success with the  speech therapy experience.  This show is designed for persons with communication difficulties, care givers and speech language pathologists and reviews some of the principles for success.  Take a listen so you won't have to experience the common pitfalls that could happen.  Learn what to do to assure success and establish an optimum relationship in therapy.  Learn how to make sure that everyone is in agreement every step of the way in the therapy process.

  • 00:16

    The Speech Stories Technique for Verbal Apraxia

    in Education

    Is your child frustrated because no one understands him (or her)?
    If your child has been diagnosed with Verbal Apraxia then you will love the Speech Stories technique developed by Speech Language Pathologist, Noelle Michaels.
    Noelle uses words and sounds that a child can produce to build his confidence and belief that he is a capable communicator!  The child begins to act more maturely and temper tantrums lessen or disappear!
    You can learn to make up short repetitive stories of about 3 pages that your child can learn to read aloud with you, and eventually read by themselves.  Even 2 year olds will love Speech Stories! 

  • 00:34

    Music Therapy and Speech

    in Health

    On April 27, Roia Rafieyan will join me to talk about her work as a music therapist in a state facility for folks who have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most of the folks she works with are on the autism spectrum, and mostly they don’t use speech to communicate. She blogs at The Mindful Music Therapist and is also a singer/songwriter. Roia's music springs mostly from her work as a music therapist. Her passion for her work is reflected in her lyrics and point of view as a songwriter. She is a strong advocate for those who cannot always speak for themselves. Literally. Because her job is based so much on attitudes, emotions, and reactions to different situations, is it any wonder that these are the things that come out in her music? Who can't relate to an underdog?

  • 01:29

    SONG THERAPY PAYS TRIBUTE TO "MAXEE" OF BROWNSTONE

    in Entertainment

    This week on SONG THERAPY Pays Tribute to "MAXEE" of BROWNSTONE breaking down "GRAPEVYNE"   Topic: Gossiping and Relationships; does it affect your relationship?


    “SONG THERAPY” is Today’s Hottest & Progressive Music Platform Created to Heal the Pain and Soothe the Soul. So Sit Back, Relax and Unwind as we take you on this Therapeutic Musical Journey. It’s Time for you to join the Crew on the First Ever Virtual Couch. Remember no one likes to go to Therapy, but they love to come to SONG THERAPY!!!!


    Call in / Listen every Tuesday @ 9pm est/ 6pm pst 347-855-8964. See you on the virtual couch!

  • 02:11

    Urban Therapy with Sun #133 Can Eating It Make Me Happy?

    in Health

    This show is kinda about eating disorders but not all the way.
    Does food make some people feel better? Does it substitute for other deficiencies in people's lives?

    Recently I put out a question on Facebook dealing with this situation: I just heard a conversation between two women in the fitness room and one of them was saying that she gained a lot of weight because she didn't have a man for a long time.

    Huh? Loneliness = weight gain?

    Can someone explain this logic to me?

    One of the things that many responders eluded to was that the woman in this example probably compensated her loneliness with food. Is this true? Can that work? Are there many people who resort to this?

    Can eating unhealthy foods make a person feel better emotionally? If so, why does it have to be the unhealthy foods that do the trick? When does it stop? Is it a woman thing? Do men go through this as well? If men go through the same thing then is it for the same reasons?
    Will men or women change their lifestyle when or if they get what they have been missing?

    We'll get into these things and more and we'll also talk about turning all of this around and how eating nutritional foods can also cause emotional problems.

    This show will be the absolute bomb! Tell some friends.

  • 00:30

    Appreciating Therapy Animals

    in Pets

    Today we will be discussing the different catagories of animals that provide assistance to people.



    Therapy animals
    Emotional Support animals
    Service animals
    Household pets


    Animal assisted therapy has been shown to significantly  reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems.


    Be sure to call in to speak with Judy Helm  Wright-"Pet Grief Coach" and her expert guests on the show.  You will be glad you did.


    Claim your fun new book "Pet Jokes, Riddles and One-liners" by signing up for our community of kind thoughtful people who have respect for all. Your copy is waiting at www.deathomypet.com  

  • 02:20

    Urban Therapy with Sun #132 Through with The Man/Woman But Not The Kids

    in Family

    What happens when you end a relationship with someone but you have forged a really strong bond with the kids during your relationship with your ex man/woman even though the kids aren't your biological kids? You may have had a hand in raising that so how do you handle that? Do you have the right to keep a relationship with them? How would that work? Could you set up visitation rights to still see the kids even though you're no longer with the mother/father nor are the kids your biological kids? Yeah, this is a serious situation.


    What happens when the kids ask where you are and when you're coming back around? What about when it is explained why you are gone and why you won't be back to stay? What do you do about missing them? Is that like divorcing the kids even though they aren't your biological kids?


    Do the kids have to sneak and see you? Do you have to sneak and see the kids?


    What about when either of you begin a new relationship with someone else? How do you explain to them that you just love the kids and probably still do for them but you're not dealing witht the ex anymore? Would you believe that if your new love told you that? Would a situation like that get in the way?


    Some people who have been in this stuation have actually taken custody of the kids? How does that work?


    Do you still keep doing for the kids that are not your own kids and if so, for how long?


    This is your show right here! Tell all your friends and relatives to tune into this one because it's gonna be something else!

  • 01:04

    Jameis Winston, Free Speech, and Ben Carson

    in Politics Conservative

    Today a treasure trove of topics. From the NFL Draft and the number on overall pick from Florida State University, quartback Jameis Winston.  Should there be limits on free speech? The shootings in Garland Texas have opened the question of first amendment rights in America. Both Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson have entere the race to gain the republican noimination tro run for president. This is something we need to have a chat about.


    We will spend some time on next week's shows. We have scheduled Brandon Darby of Breitbart Texas, Robert Stacy McCain, and Sonnie Johnson. We are looking for to a blockbuster week!