• 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! 


     

  • 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.  

  • 00:16

    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!

  • 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! 

  • 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!

  • 00:46

    Speech Therapy: Who Can Benefit From It and What Can It Do?

    in Family

    Join us for this fascinating conversation about the benefits of speech therapy and who could benefit from it.  In this episode, Odelia Mirzadeh breaks down typical child development as well as some of the red flags that could indicate you may want explore speech therapy.  


    Odelia Mirzadeh is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.  She began her career working in an Early Intervention Program, at CSUN, completed her internship at Santa Monica and Malibu School Districts, and externship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  She has also worked with the Beverly Hills School District, Northridge Hospital, The Help Group and UCLA Lab School.


    In her practice, Odelia works with children and adults to evaluate and treat: autism spectrum disorders, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, auditory processing disorder, oral motor speech disorders, voice disorders, apraxia of speech, stuttering/fluency, voice disorders, social communication disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders/delays, speech disorders/distortions, memory and listening skill difficulties, as well as reading and writing comprehension deficits. 


    With her background in music and training in music therapy, Odelia is also able to serve her client’s needs in an innovative way to ensure better results.

  • 00:40

    Journal Club: Journal of Music Therapy 51 (4)

    in Health

    Dr. Meganne Masko and I are discussing the articles in the Journal of Music Therapy volume 51 issue 4.

  • 00:29

    Technology to Improve Speech

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.


    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.


    This week, Sara will chat with Pamela Mandell, founder of Speak Eazy Apps and a certified speech-language pathologist with over 14 years of experience specializing in the field of early intervention. On this show we'll chat about the use of use of technology to improve speech and language skills.

  • 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?

  • 01:30

    Urban Therapy with Sun #Freedom of Speech vs. What You Can Say

    in Lifestyle

    Freedom of Speech is one of the many misunderstood amendments to the U.S. Constitution. So mamy people think that freedom of speech means that you can say whatever you want to anybody you want. There may be some truth to that ideal but there are consequences to saying certain things, just like there are consequences to doing things. When we think that the law is on our side without having a good understanding of how the law works we can get ourselves into a lot of trouble. Y'all know how trouble goes. We often get into it because we thought we knew what we were doing when we really didn't and then we end up trying to dig ourselves out of trouble. That's not always from a legal standloint. Our exercise of supposed freedom of speech can get us into violent situations, get us kicked out of clubs, organizations, homes etc. It can also get us fired from jobs and find us having to post bail to get out of jail.


    So do we know the difference between  The 1st Amendment aka Freedom of speech and what you can actually say is? If you listen to this show you will get a much better understanding of what that is.


    Here's some of the things that will be covered on the show.:


    What does the 1st Amendment actually say and what does it cover?


    What curse words are you able to use when talking to a police officer without fear of arrest?


    What constitutes verbal abuse?


    What will qualify as violating someone's civil rights?


    Why don't many defense lawyers allow their clients to testify in court even if they may be innocent of a crime?


    What kinds of things can you say at work that will allow them to fire you and disqualify you from collecting unemployment?


    Why can't you yell out fire in a movie theater or public building?


    What qualifies as incitind a riot?


    What things will get you investigated by federal authorities?


    Yeah, we're gonna get into all of that.

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