Therapy Ideas

The Language of Leisure

Students with complex communication needs benefit from direct instruction regarding leisure skills and the language that is embedded throughout these activities. It is often that language and leisure skills are impaired in students with autism and other complex communication…

For SLPs

Being a Case-Managing SLP: The Pros and Cons

Hello! My name is Meghan, a public school case-managing SLP. I currently do not treat any students at my position. I wanted to share the background of my career, some challenges I have faced, and the many positives about…

AAC

AAC Symbol Libraries

One challenge that I’ve found consistently when working with students who utilize AAC is incorporating their symbols into materials. When the team, including myself, does this consistently, I’ve seen huge growth from my students. They love seeing their symbols…

Social Skills

Using Pixar Shorts in Social Groups

This is a fabulous guest blog post by Lisa Erwin of My Speech Tools. “All they do in speech is play games.” Have you heard that comment before? Well, sometimes we watch movies too!  Movie clips and short films are frequently…

Middle School

Working In a Middle School: Pros and Cons

This past school year I switched to working full-time for a new, wonderful district. The position they offered me was full-time in a middle school. I did not want to work in a middle school, but really wanted to…

For SLPs

Self-Care Tips for SLPs

Every SLP feels burned out, stressed out, and overworked periodically. I have been there and feel really strongly that mental health is so important, in particular for SLPs and those who work in the school system. Below are some…