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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!
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.
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.
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!
There is something in all of our lives that we have been trying to give up or let go of for a while now. What is it?
It could be smoking or drinking or drug use or gambling or sex, or lying or cheating or overeating or obsessing over a love interest or stealing or faking the funk or driving too fast or being fearful of something or being nosy or taking unnecessary chances or spending too much money or being too cheap or snapping on people or being rude or being violent or talking too much or never saying enough or being neglectful or being selfish or being lazy or being prejudice or acting too impulsively or being too jealous or being disloyal or.......or........ or......
On this show we're gonna make the pledge to make a sincere effort to make the change in our live for the better. We're gonna give it up or at least try to.
This will be an interactive call-in show where we will try to help each other by sharing some of our stories about our successes in giving up some of our negative behaviors. Don't you want to give it up? Don't you at least wanna try? It's only gonna benefit you in the long run so let's get together on this one and get serious about making that change for the better.
Dr. Meganne Masko joins me to discuss music therapy research in the Journal of Music Therapy, Spring 2015, Volume 52, Number 1. If you'd like to participate or prepare for Journal Club, read the abstracts of each article prior to the show. We'll discuss our impressions of the research and how we apply each article to our work as board certified music therapists.
We see a lot of strange things in the summertime. You never know what you're gonna get on a daily basis while you're driving, riding public transportation, walking, sitting on your porch or steps, shopping, looking out of your window or whatever. The summertime does crazy things to people. It' makes some people act out. When you think about it, you've probably seen the wildest things ever during the warm weather months. So, what have you seen this year? How about last year?
This is a call in show.
You are encouraged to share anything crazy that you've seen this summer. Nothing is too wild, ratchet, ghetto, unbelievable, ridiculous or just plain wrong.
I know that personally, I don't have to leave my street. I have pictures! They give me a show every single day! Wait until I share my stories. Share yours as well and let's have some fun on this show.
There may be drugs involved. In fact I know there will be.
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