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Therapist Spotlight – Cara Glodowski

My name is Cara Glodowski and it's hard to believe, but this is my 26th year in practice as a Speech Language Pathologist. I grew up in Connecticut but I have been living in the Midwest for the past 30 years, even though I will always be a beach girl at heart. I received my master’s degree here at the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Most recently I worked a teletherapy assignment in California. It was fun to work in a different time zone and place, without leaving home.

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Thinking Outside of the Box with Speech and Language Therapy

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Children of all ages within schools receive speech and language therapy. Some are not native English speakers, others need assistance with articulation, and some may have pragmatic needs due to an autism diagnosis. Each individual has different needs for their therapy sessions. It is important to look at the goals for each child and set up ways to actively engage them when they are with you for therapy.

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Supporting Student Sexual Assault Victims

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The news is filled with stories of people coming forward years later about their experiences of sexual assault. Many may question why they have taken so long to talk about what happened to them. The reality is that is not our business. Every person responds to trauma like sexual assault differently. Post-traumatic stress, anxiety about coming forward, and fear of being blamed are all realities for many victims. The fact remains that it does not matter when they come out, it’s important that they want to and it can often protect others from becoming victims.

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The Importance of Parent Advocates for Special Needs Families

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Going to a meeting at school can be intimidating for many families. Now imagine how it feels for the parents of a child with special needs. They go into a room filled with teachers, administrators, and therapists of all kinds. Many may be new to this process after a new diagnosis. They can easily feel overwhelmed and unprepared. They may not understand what is being said to them. This can add to their stress and make them feel like outsiders in the IEP or other meetings taking place.

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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

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Imagine being in a classroom where you are unable to hear what people are saying. In addition to this, you cannot communicate what you want to say to others. This reality happens to children who are deaf or hearing-impaired who have been integrated into traditional schools. School districts may have sign language interpreters who they hire for some events, but they are not always part of the school community. Part of the reason this happens is the shortage of sign language interpreters. This leaves a wide gap between the supply and demand in many settings, including schools.

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