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Listen in as Michele Hart-Henry tells us the news of Lingraphica's latest way of helping people with aphasia - TalkPath Therapy.
TalkPath Therapy is the ultimate speech therapy solution for individuals and professionals (SLPs). With more than 4,600 scientifically developed therapy exercises accessible online or offline from an iPad® or online from a desktop or laptop computer, it’s the only mobile speech therapy solution you need.
Learn more about Lingraphica and TalkPath Therapy
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.
I can be reached via email: email@example.com
I am happy to answer your questions or address your concerns. I look forward to hearing from you!
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.
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!
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) hosted, “IMPROVING ACCESS AND QUALITY: MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH 2025” (MTR 2025) July 16-18, 2015. This was a working symposium sponsored by AMTA to recommend guidance for future research in music therapy. The meeting was comprised of invited speakers and delegates. Interested music therapy professionals were invited to attend this meeting as general attendees and observers.Dr. Meganne Masko and Annette Whitehead-Pleaux were able to attend this symposium and will join me to share what they experienced at #MTR2025 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm CDT.
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.
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!
Dr. Meganne Masko joins me to discuss the first Music Therapy Persectives of 2015. Listen live at 2 pm Central on Thursday, June 18, or the archived podcast following the live broadcast. Want to prepare for this journal club meeting? Read the abstracts of each article before listening!
This week we will be talking about the elderly and special care and the benefits of that service.
We will also be talking about hospice care and the toll that that takes on the loved ones of the recipients.
Have you ever had a loved one that received special care? Do you know what that is? Do you know what the financial obligations of Special Care are? Is it available to everyone?
What about hospice care? What are the differences between Special Care and Hospice Care?
Have you ever had a loved one that received Hospice Care? What are some of the factors that determine whether a person should choose hospice Care or or not?
What is the emotional toll that is taken on the family of the recipient? Is Hospice Care always the end of the road for the recipients? Does anyone ever come back from receiving Hospice Care or is it usually time to just start making funeral arrangements?
This featured guest on this show will be Darby Didah McIntyre-Guy? who has worked in the Special Care industry for a little under 2 decades and has a wealth of knowledge on the topic from a manager's standpoint as well as working in the field.
Make sure you check out this very emotion-filled show that is sure to touch everyone's lives in some way.
This will bee a very short show, with my guest Amber Rose.
We'll be testing out how BlogTalkRadio works.
Of course we'll discuss Bee Venom Therapy a bit too. Mostly this is to try the system out, let the mistakes happen here first.
Please join us! Should be a fun time of unscripted convo.
~ DiveGirl Deb
Test broadcast on the new network - FREE SPEECH RADIO. Random thoughts on current news and events.
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?
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