Communication Temptations are a great strategy to use to support early language skills. It is one of the main strategies that I coach parents/caregivers to use to support their child’s language skills. This post explains why and how you can use communication temptations in your parent-coaching/early intervention sessions too. What are Communication Temptations? Communication Temptations is a […]
Tips for SLPs
Do you have a favourite reference book? – Strange question, I know. But, I like having (and think it is important to have) reference books to guide my clinical practice. It helps me know that I am delivering effective, evidence-based interventions with my late talkers. But, with so many books to choose from, it can
It’s fair to say that I love no prep materials; with a busy caseload and busy home life, I can’t seem to find the time to prep materials like I used to. Plus, there is just something so convenient about printing and using a resource straight-away, without having to cut or laminate anything, right? Well,
Books are a must-have resource in any therapy session. Whether you’re working with language delayed toddlers or preschoolers, or with school-aged children; including books in your speech therapy session is always beneficial because you can target so many goals. If you have had to make the sudden move to delivering therapy/teaching via Teletherapy during this
Dear SLPs and Teachers, you are not alone if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or “burned out” at work currently. With ever-increasing class/caseload sizes, workloads, and to-do lists; it’s no surprise that you are feeling this way. I want to share why and how you can incorporate self-care into your daily or weekly routine, as
Toy cars are perfect toys to use to support early language skills with your late talkers, or preschoolers with language delays. You can target so many goals and use a range of language strategies with them during your therapy sessions and play-based therapy activities. I’m going to share 5 ways you can use toy cars
Why Use Songs for Early Language? Using songs in your sessions is an easy way to embed early language strategies. Strategies such as emphasising, repetition, and linguistic mapping are all reinforced with the nature of the songs. Singing them regularly and in the same situations means that they become verbal routines too, which supports language
Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a crucial part of our role as Speech and Language Therapists/Pathologists (SLTs/SLPs). However, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start, right? Well, I’ve gathered together 8 of the best sites you can use to help you understand the evidence behind the interventions you’re using in therapy. What is
I am extremely passionate about early intervention, and in late summer 2019 I came to the realisation that we Early Intervention SLPs needed our own event! We needed something that celebrates the love we all have for this area of Speech Therapy! So, I gathered together 7 of my early intervention SLP friends and started #TheBigEIEvent.
It’s official, Instagram is my favourite social media platform. I love the visual aspect of it. I love social side. AND I secretly love the fact it all looks nice and organised into little squares (#typeASLP). To me, Instagram has been a revelation; I’ve loved connecting with Speech Therapists and teachers all over the world!