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Preparing for Bilingual Graduate Programs

Raquel Anderson, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, Bloomington, IN Raquel Anderson is an associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington Campus. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of child language disorders, with a special on child second language acquisition. In particular, she studies children with language […]

Using Slime As A Speech Therapy Tool

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 […]

Using Story Cubes for Therapy

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 […]

Pirates Arrrr All Around Us

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, […]

Follow the Leader with Simon Says

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 […]

All Things Spring

Many students are not only learning new academic subjects during school, they are also working on their English language skills. We often take speaking English for granted. Most of us have simply learned it by listening to others, and then fine-tuning it at school. Multilingual learners may need additional help with a variety of tricky […]

Eager for Easter Egg Ideas

Plastic eggs may not seem like much, but they can be a great resource to have during therapy sessions. These colorful eggs are not only for Easter time, they are fun for later on to keep skills building in unique ways. Be sure to check out the displays at stores now to grab different colors, […]

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Feelings are a topic that can be difficult for many children to talk about. Some kids may not have the right words due to a language barrier. Others may simply be confused with the complexity of the topic and how to express their own feelings.  Then, more kids may not be able to read the […]