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Advice to Stutterers: Play Your Game

Therapy is often more effective when you can reach the students through their outside interests.  For two elementary school boys who are sports nuts, a poster in my room of Little League World Series star pitcher, Mo’ne Davis, led to a lively discussion of the parallels between pitching and stuttering. Despite the tremendous pressure Mo’ne [...]

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Guest Post by Mirla G. Raz on Preschool Stuttering

I am delighted to present an article by Mirla G. Raz as my first guest post on this blog.  Mirla has published a number of informative books in her “Help Me Talk Right” series, available on her site by the same name (http://helpmetalkright.com/).  Today she shares information about “Stuttering During the Preschool Years.”  At the [...]

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Pirate AARRTIC and Language FREEBIE

September 19 is “Talk Like a Pirate Day!”  What better day to get your students using their best “AAARRR?” I’ve already written two posts with ideas and resources for celebrating this fun day:  Ahoy, Matey! Pirates Abound and Talk Like a Pirate Day.  After you check out those “treasures,” please visit my TPT page for [...]

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Can It!

If you have looked through the “Therapy Ideas” section of my blog, you’ll know that quick and easy (and cheap!) are my favorite kinds of therapy games.  A 30-minute session goes quickly, especially with a group a students, so I need to maximize every minute for learning and rehearsal.  Here’s a new game I created [...]

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My New (School) Year’s Resolutions

Anyone in education knows that the real New Year begins on the first day of school.  This is the ideal time to make personal and professional resolutions:  to develop new habits, break old ones, and vow to continue doing what has been working.  Here, then, is my list: 1.  Improve health through nutritious hydration. Although [...]

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Becoming a Children’s Author, Part 4: Nuts and Bolts

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the “roots and inspiration” for becoming a writer.  In Part 2, I described how I developed the storyline and characters of “How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname).”  Part 3 jumps ahead to how my book came to be translated into German.  Now, [...]

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Becoming a Children’s Author, Part 3: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? An Adventure In Translation

A month or so ago, I received a lovely email from Katja Lauther, an occupational therapist in Germany.  She had read my children’s book, “How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname),” and fell in love with it.  ”We have to have this book in Germany,” she said. “Can you make this happen?” [...]

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Asking More Specific Questions

I’m a fan of materials by Jean Gilliam DeGaetano of Great Ideas for Teaching, Inc.  In fact, you can read a review of a book I have been using for years by clicking HERE.    Now I have a new fave:  Asking More Specific Questions.  This 60-page book is full of black/white cartoon drawings that [...]

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An Invitation for ALL SLP Bloggers!

Hello, friends, I tried really hard to contact you all by email, but it was taking me forever to find the Contact button on each of your blogs, so I’m going to have to go with a blanket invitation, rather than the personal one I was hoping to deliver.  Since starting Speaking of Speech.com many [...]

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Review: “Hailey’s Dream” by Jennifer Kuhns

I love using children’s books in therapy!  Nothing else allows me to work on articulation, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and so many more speech/language goals all at once.  I am particularly drawn to stories that lead to thoughtful discussion.  ”Hailey’s Dream” by Jennifer Kuhns, illustrated by Patty Burgi Sneed, generated quite a bit of discussion recently [...]