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.
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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 […]
Speech Language Pathologists play an important role in during students’ silent period phase of second language acquisition & how to support them through the process.
Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) have a unique skillset. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, only 6.5% of speech-language pathologists identify as being bilingual or multilingual. Not only are they experts in typical language development and communication disorders in their native language, but they also understand the same concepts in another language. As we celebrate Better […]
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that can results in difficulty reading. There are several resources for school-based professionals to utilize in order to assist students coping with dyslexia. There is no cure for dyslexia however there are strategies that school-based professionals can use to assist students with. We have included a few of those […]
Craft stores and more have displays set up all about how to create slime of different colors, textures, and more. Slime is a popular toy for kids but it can also serve as a great therapeutic resource as well. The best part about slime is that it is extremely easy to make with kids during […]
Have you ever looked at a game and wondered how to use it during sessions? A small set of little cubes may be the easiest solution for sessions on the go. Rory’s Story Cubes are small cubes which are a super versatile game. The original game has simple pictures on the six sides of each […]
Have you ever watched a child’s face light up when you talk about pirates? Simply mentioning a pirate to kids of all ages usually makes them get excited. Why not have a pirate party of sorts with kids during sessions to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Use the way pirates talk, […]
Actively engaging kids to practice skills and work on goals can be tricky as the academic year progresses. Sometimes it’s nice to take something familiar and give it a little twist. Kids of all ages like to play Simon Says, so why not change it up a bit? The beauty of this approach is you […]