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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! 


     

  • 01:04

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

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    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!

  • 02:58

    The Texas Shooting & the Coming Criminalization of Free Speech

    in News

    On Sunday, May 3, 2015, two Islamic terrorists were shot and killed at a free-speech event in Garland, Texas that also involved a cartoon drawiing contest of Islam's Muhammad. We will look at this incident from a number of perspectives, as our nation has become divided - which has been the long term objective of the globalists - through unfettered immigration and international laws.


    The current trending discussion on Islamic forums has become much more radical over the last 12-18 months – focusing on the United States - which is consistent with unchecked immigration without any intent for assimilation. Immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries is being fast-tracked without background checks for reasons of political asylum and refugee status – that’s in addition to the virtual open gates at the southern border.


    Everyone can be assured that there will be trench warfare on this issue with two distinct sides of uncompromising polarity – those who are already calling for limitations on free speech that could result in incitement, while others are refusing – and in our opinion – rightly so – to temper any right to freedom of speech.


    We must keep our eyes and our focus on what will result from this incident.

  • 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.

  • 00:34

    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?

  • 01:16

    The TRUTH about Reverse Speech from ME, LIVING PROOF OF REVERSE SPEECH

    in Science

    OK, as long as you've got the ability to speak and play back your voice then YOU TOO can be a testament to the TRUTH about naturally occuring reverse speech. Don't let your faulty preconceived notions based in ignorance of the facts get in the way of allowing your mind to process this new and exciting information that you do not yet understand! Reverse speech is deeply rooted in the fabric of our forwards speech, in other words, the words we choose to say forwards deeply reflect our innermost thoughts, feelings, intentions, and emotions, and these are more often than not made manifest when you play those spoken words backwards, even if you did not OUTWARDLY ADMIT such things forwards, such as when you tell a lie. Without spoiling too much in the description here I can prove to you tonight the extraordinary truth about reverse speech from 2 of my most powerful reversals in my entire life up to this point, which definitely prove that naturally occuring reverse speech not only DOES EXIST, but it can even spell out future events that pertain to your own life. Plus I've got loads of others, example after example. If you have WRITTEN and SUNG your own HEARTFELT MUSIC, REVERSE IT!!!  


    Reverse Speech Analysis Channel, see for yourself......


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ZQN7DMtBOIgvb1lS3WRoA

  • 02:17

    Urban Therapy with Sun #130 The Grown And Sexy: What's It All About?

    in Lifestyle

    Is there an age that you think that no adult should go to the clubs, bars, lounges to hang out? If so, what would that age be? What would the reasons be?

    Most bars and clubs are designed to attract younger people but the evidence shows that there is a market that is thriving for the 40+ and up crowd to do their thing. Line dancing (Stepping) has definitely done a lot to get our older heads out of the house and onto the dance floor as well as the booming social clubs like bike clubs, car and truck clubs and the Masonic Temples are always throwing something.
    Grown and Sexy is the term that is often used to describe the older crowd of party goers. Every weekend you can hear of a party or function that is for the Grown and Sexy but what does that really mean?