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Fun Spring Activities for SLPs

The sun is starting to shine more, and kids are ready to have fun as we welcome spring. The winter is long and cold for many students across the country. This means they are often forced to stay indoors for speech and language sessions. Spring time allows a bit more flexibility on planning sessions which work on goals while moving things outdoors. Of course, springtime rain and chilly temperatures may force some time inside, so be sure to have some back-up plans.

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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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The Trouble with Higher Special Education Costs

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It’s no secret that most school districts across the United States are seeing an increase in the number of students who qualify for special education services. When the numbers increase, this means that additional money will be needed. Schools will tell you that part of the problem in keeping up with the cost of special education is the gap in payments from the state level. The formulas used to figure out the money given just doesn’t keep up with unfunded mandates.

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Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Sessions

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Therapy dogs are quite popular these days in schools across the United States. While people may traditionally associate the canine helpers with visits to sick children or senior residents in nursing homes, therapy dogs are expanding their roles in many communities. Therapy dog specialists are able to work with schools to determine different ways they may be integrated into classrooms or sessions to assist children.

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The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on Special Education

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Budget cuts are nothing new for school districts across the country. Each year, most schools are forced to do more with less money. The biggest problem with this is that there is less money for many of the students who need it the most. Special education numbers across the country are going up. Now, a new factor may hurt children with special needs more than many understand.

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