Cathy shares her knowledge and expertise on how to enrich vocabulary in young children. She explains the vocabulary acquisition process of most children, then compares the characteristics of language impaired children. She outlines how to apply her nine evidenced-based strategies for systematic vocabulary instruction, and details the strong and reciprocal relationship between reading and vocabulary. Numerous practical activities are provided.
In this one-hour episode, Robyn shared practical knowledge and strategies from her experience and research on how to determine when children are developmental and when others have orofacial issues that may deter speech development and progress in therapy. She outlined analyze procedures for potential respiratory issues, oral hard and soft tissue issues, and offered therapy suggestions.
In this one-hour podcourse, Char presented how to do effective therapy for both the lateral /s/ and the frontal /s/. She compared and contrasted the similarities and differences between the two speech errors and outlined helpful techniques for dealing with both. She included insightful, research-based information about the /s/ and why some oral-respiratory differences can impact production and remediation.
In this one-hour podcourse, Char presented insights from her extensive study and experience of working with hundreds of individuals with “r” distortions. She shared an in-depth description about the /r/ production and critiqued several remediation techniques. She explained the rationale as to why some strategies work, why some don’t, and outlined the primary factors that must be included in therapy for successful, complete “r” remediation.
In this episode, Linda and Char discuss Linda's creative concepts of incorporating Love, Listening, and Language into artic and language therapy for school-aged children.
In this one-hour PodCourse, Lisa focuses on communication through behavior. She shares how to not just address aberrant behaviors but the emotional causal factors, as well. She explained the four primary functions of behavior, how they are the rationale behind most behaviors, and how to address behaviors using the four functions as a reference point. She discussed several procedures to use with lower-functioning children, as well as a several key tips to do with small groups of regular ed kids. Parent support is a primary concern of hers. She outlined the parent-perspective and offered suggestions on how to support parents of special-needs children.
In this course, the presenter reflects back on her career and shares personal insights about listening, learning, life, and doing therapy. She stresses the importance of listening to parents, teachers, and kids, and the value of seeking and finding a balance between life and work. Being in the schools, Erica knows the stress of paperwork. She shares a few of her secrets to managing this ever-present problem, as well as caseload tips. Interestingly, she chronicles the evolution of her 38 years of therapy and how it’s changed for the better.