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Conserving Energy During Meal Time

As SLPs, one of the roles we should take very seriously is patient education. Along with patient education comes staff and family education as well. Patients with compromised breathing patterns and poor breath support are at a higher risk for…

Breath Support Activities: Success Stories

The emails are coming in of therapists who have started using my newest ebook for breath support therapy in the SNF and LTC. This is my goal for the book: To have patients regain their independence  and to have therapists…

The School Speech Language Pathologist: A Book Review

For those of us who provide services in the educational setting, it’s almost time to return to school! If you are like me, every year is a new opportunity to not only challenge yourself with new and exciting therapy techniques…

Cutting Coupons in Therapy

Are you looking for something to change up your therapy sessions? How about some EXTREME…ok maybe more like ENGAGING COUPONING! This activity is something I have used MANY times for speech therapy in a SNF or LTC setting. One of…

In A Summer Slump? Spice Up SNF Speech With Cupcakes!

Summertime means fun. Vacation, swimming, barbecues, lake fun, fireworks, family and friends. For our patients who are limited in their “outside experiences” we should make an extra effort to keep them oriented to time of year or season and encourage…

Printable Handout for Teaching Speech Sounds

As a parent or teacher you might have a child who you KNOW says a sound incorrectly but no matter how many times you SHOW them how to say something, it just isn’t getting through. As a SLP, I take…

How YOU Can Do Language Therapy At Home!

Whether your child has been identified as having a language disorder or you would just like ways to help your child further improve their language skills, this post is for you. You have stuff in your home and in your…

Developing and Improving Language Skills on the Playground

Are you aware that language skills are a HUGE predictor of reading and writing abilities in the classroom? The Super Duper Company has identified some critical areas that poor language skills will impact in the classroom: • understanding oral directions. • vocabulary…

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