Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

If you have not yet participated in any meetings with your child's school regarding speech-language evaluation and therapy, please read How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation Good afternoon, all. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I felt my heart rate increase as I typed the title above. I have not personally… Continue reading Some Things to Consider if You or Your Significant Other is Hesitant for Your Child to Receive Speech-language Therapy at School

How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Lately, my husband and I have been focusing on improving our almost 2-year old's question comprehension. We are by no means expecting her to be able to answer what function questions, such as, "What do you do with a glass?", but we are trying to move her past the… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. I work in the school system as a SLP (speech-language pathologist) and I see all kinds of different parents come in for meetings I schedule. If it is the first or second meeting ever, I see some parents that are anxious because they don't know what to expect and… Continue reading How to be Prepared if Your Child’s School Wants to do a Speech-language Evaluation

Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

THIS IS PART 1 OF THIS TOPIC!  I HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT REGARDING BASIC CONCEPTS, SO TODAY IS ABOUT THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH YOU TEACH A NEW SKILL AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING COLORS, BODY PARTS, SPATIAL CONCEPTS, FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, AND QUANTITIES. PART 2 WILL SOON FOLLOW WITH SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES REGARDING SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES… Continue reading Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

Beginning of the Year Checklist

The new school year is fast approaching and I am getting nervous. I have been practicing speech-language pathology for 7 years now, 6 of them being in the school system, and I still get nervous at the beginning of every school year. I know what I am supposed to do (thank goodness I got my… Continue reading Beginning of the Year Checklist