Creating an inclusive classroom environment where students feel welcome, seen, and safe is key to a successful school year. When school staff promotes diversity and inclusion in the classroom, students are given a daily opportunity to practice acceptance and open-mindedness.
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The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (MB-CDIs) are parent-reported questionnaires in the form of checklists. These questionnaires capture pertinent information regarding a child’s developing abilities. Such abilities include vocabulary comprehension, production, gestures, and grammar. The inventory consists of three forms: a long form, a short form, and an advanced form for ages 30-37 months.
The role of an interpreter is more than simply repeating words between languages. Rather, it is a role that requires the ability to fluently speak two or more languages, in addition to the ability to thoroughly understand the cultures to effectively translate even the subtlest of nuances.
Springtime welcomes an abundance of opportunity for incorporating seasonal crafts and play in sessions. Creating speech therapy activities according to the season is a great way to keep lessons fresh and relevant for your students. These lessons can be created considering the language needs for both monolingual and English language learners. To help you get […]
In every profession across every sector, as the new year approaches, you see them and hear of them often: New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s a new semester, the mid-year mark or the start of a school year, the New Year is the perfect time to reflect, refine and discover. Educators are known to find innovative […]
As you get into the thick of the winter season, you may start to feel like you need a refresher on Winter Therapy Activities. I mean you do have that one activity you use every year. Right? But it’s leaving you a little blah, so let’s hit the reset button and toss out digging up […]
It’s mid-year for many school-based speech-language pathologists and everyone is looking for new book ideas as the holidays approach. Let’s face it- we all know how books can either make or break a therapy session and can enhance or deter student participation.
Hear from Raquel Martinez Suh MA, CCC-SLP. Raquel is a bilingual SLP, raising bilingual children and using her background as an SLP to help her parenting approach. What has been your experience raising children in a multilingual environment? Raising children in a multilingual environment has been a lot harder than I anticipated. Our home dynamics […]
Yarn is a simple supply to pick up and use in a variety of ways with children during therapy sessions across various disciplines (occupational, physical and speech-language). While occupational therapists focus on improving one’s ability to perform activities of daily living, physical therapists focus on one’s ability to restore or improve movements, strength, and range […]
By Raquel Martinez Suh MA, CCC-SLP As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to close the celebration by sharing the experiences of a Latina SLP in her path of growing up bilingual and bicultural and becoming a bilingual speech and language pathologist. Raquel Martinez Suh has work experience as a bilingual language pathologist for […]