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Category: Speech Therapy

Working on Words While Moving

hopscotch moving therapy game

During the winter months or rainy days, it can be easy to get stuck preparing lessons that have everyone sitting down. Take time to get moving and integrate some gross motor activities with a speech and language focus. Allowing kids to be active will get them actively engaged in the activity and help with motivation during the long and cold winter months.

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Welcoming All Students to Therapy

welcome students to therapy

Imagine going to a group therapy session at school and feeling alone. This may be the way that some students perceive their participation in the group. Why? For some, it may be that they are ethnically unique. Others may be from another country and not comfortable speaking English. Some other students may have a different gender identity or have special needs. Any, all, or other factors could make a tween or teen feel out of place when they are asked to participate in a group therapy session.

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Therapist Turnover a Growing Concern in Schools

therapist-turnover

Schools across the country are faced with an increased number of students who require one or more forms of therapy within the academic day. Some students need someone to talk to because of stresses and life trauma. Other children may require assistance with fine or gross motor concerns and require the assistance of an occupational or physical therapist. A variety of speech and language concerns mean that kids of all ages may need to work with a speech language pathologist. All of these professionals are needed not only within a school district, but consistently within a building to work with individuals on a regular basis.

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How Sign Language May Be Helpful for Children with Rare Speech Disorder

sign language for apraxia

Researchers from Penn State’s College of Medicine have discovered that using sign language in conjunction with intensive speech therapy may provide better results for children with apraxia.

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Utilizing Pokemon Go in Therapy

pokemon go in therapy

Kids of all ages are talking about Pokemon Go. This is the perfect time to use this popular app within therapy sessions. Sometimes it helps to bring in things that students like to sessions to motivate them in different ways. While Pokemon may not be something that individual kids like, the adventure and excitement surrounding the game keeps them focused and engaged in the process. Here are some ways to work in the use of Pokemon Go in occupation, physical, and speech therapy.

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