Guest: Pat Mervine, MA, CCC-SLP - In this presentation, the presenter shared her knowledge and expertise on creating a positive atmosphere to enrich communication for students with complex communication needs. She explains how to engineer the environment by raising expectations with your attitude, actions, and teaching strategies so students of all ages have ample opportunities to communicate throughout the day with a variety of communication partners, using speech or their AAC system. She explicitly details the importance and process of using the Prompt Hierarchy, The Expectant Pause, and Scripting to provide and personalize communication needs.
Guest: Margo Kinzer Courter, M.A., CCC-SLP - Char is cruising on the SpeechTherapyPD.com Conference at Sea. Over the next couple episodes we will be sharing a couple of the best episodes of the first year of the Speech Link Podcast. Enjoy!
Guest: Stephen Sacks, MA, CCC-SLP - Steve shared his vast knowledge of how to successfully remediate the distorted /r/ and /s/. Over the past 25 years, he and many other SLPs have successfully used his program, the SATPAC. He explained what the SATPAC is—a computerized, contextual list-builder—and the rationale and fundamentals of speech sound production behind it, as well as several other how-to and sound-stim techniques.
Guest: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC - In this 1-hr podcourse, Michelle shares information and examples of the many young medically fragile and developmentally disordered children she’s worked with and explains why and how to ensure a quality transfer into school-related services. She stresses the importance of a comprehensive, coordinated and team-based approach for the continuation of critical services.
Guest: Elissa Kilduff, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Elissa shares her time-saving, creative approach of how to effectively use individual books to meet the needs of several speech and language children within a group each with a variety of specific needs and goals. She outlines how to select the books, pre-plan and organize the materials, and implement the therapy. This approach can be used effectively with K–6th grades; several resources are provided.
Guest: Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Cathy details her knowledge and expertise about the intricacies of morphology and morphological therapy for pre-school and upper- and lower-elementary-aged children. She also explains and provides examples of how to shift into curriculum content-area words to teach for middle- and high-school students. She explains the association of morphology and vocabulary and provides numerous activities and books appropriate to instruct prefixes, suffixes, and root words.