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MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory for SLPs

 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.

Speech Therapy Ideas for Spring

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 […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Educators

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 […]

Using Yarn for Therapy Sessions

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 […]