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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.
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses her top 10 toys for first speech therapy sessions with toddlers. You can use these ideas for clinical settings, home visits, and even sessions when you're implementing a coaching model since most of these activities are with famliar toys or versions of toys most families already own. For a complete listing of the toys, including links so you can SEE them, check out the post "First Sessions" Toy List.
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.
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.
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.
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers questions from this mom about her daughter's difficulty learning to use the pronouns "I" and "me" to refer to herself when she's talking. We'll discuss how pronoun usage develops in toddlers and why pronouns are so hard for kids with language delays/disorders to master. I"ll also provide some general advice and tips for teaching pronouns in every day routines as well as several successful therapy activities I've used to help parents work on pronouns at home.
GAY CONVERSION THERAPY – REALLY?
In case you never heard of it, some people think they can convert gays, especially young people, into heterosexuals by using a type of “therapy.” Really! Of course this assumes that being gay is like a bad habit or mental illness that can be cured. So what is this all about, does it help, does it hurt, and what are we doing about it?
Oregon is one state among several that recently passed a law prohibiting conversion therapy, and other states are considering such bans.
Samantha Ames is an attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) knows about conversion, what it’s supposed to do and what it really does. She’s served as a Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C. before moving to San Francisco to work as a staff attorney focusing on conversion therapy cases. She has testified on the harms of conversion therapy and the constitutionality of efforts to end it before both state and federal bodies, as well as at the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland.
Please join us to learn more about conversion and the hype around it.
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Do you belive in Wellness, is therapy good for your health? Do you have a testimony on how therapy has helped you.
Some people are still in denial that they need someone to talk to, fears and people will think I'm crazy syndrome gets in the way. But, who cares do something about it, when you know you got it bad.
When is it a good time to get therapy, when you hit rock bottom, when there is no one to run to, when your family don't want to have anything to do with you, when God turns you over to a reprobate mind? WHEN DOES ONE DECIDE TO GET HELP?
Why some people dont like therapy...? Are you an overcomer of your circumstances, by telling somebody about it...
Do you think therapy is good for everybody, Do everybody have issues?
If you are an overcomer by going to therapy;Join the show all testimonials welcomed. 347-884-8684
Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for this week's podcast.
Today's guest is Monae Mayurama, SLP from Las Vegas. She's developed her own interactive books that she uses in small group sessions with preschoolers. I learned about Monae from an SLP I met several years ago while teaching one of my courses in Georgia. She sent me this glowing email about Monae's work:
"I started to work in the schools this year and work with an amazing speech therapist Monae. She has taught me so much about working with autistic children, especially in a small group setting. This has always been a challenge for me, but she has a true gift.
She has authored and designed an entire series of interactive books and uses them so beautifully in small group lessons to target so many language goals. She has an amazing way of including imitation and receptive targets in her group sessions.
I told her about the work that you do... I also thought she would be an AMAZING guest on your podcast to explain how she is able to target language goals in a group setting and how she is able to work with children on so many levels at once since this is an area of difficulty for many of us."
I'm excited to hear Monae's strategies and I know you will be too!
Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com with more information about her books and favorite songs:
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