What I do:
- Small and large group PACE support
- Individual, small group and classroom Resource support
- Consultation to general education & teachers as well as families
Resources for teachers:
This page describes the roles and responsibilities of a school-based SLP
I welcome opportunities to troubleshoot supports for your students in general and special education!
Here are links to learn about curriculum based measurement including reading and writing probes:
The following link will explain the power of sentence combining tasks for written language improvement:
See the toolbox for strategies to reach students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) with or without hyperactivity as well as other learning disabilities:
Mindwing Concepts has a manipulative and written graphic organizers to support writing skills:
Follow the link below to learn about supports for students with autism spectrum disorders:
More writing ideas:
See me if you'd like to learn more about Brain Frames! They are great supports for the organization of written language.
Go to this page for recommendations on evidence-based supports across the curriculum.
Here is a link to policy and best practice ideas in literacy for adolescents.
A link to the 100 key words for high schoolers!
Go here to learn about word retrieval difficulties and what SLPs try to do about it
Resources for families:
Language supports for adolescents here
Look at this PDF if you want to learn how I try to approach needs and structure supports for adolescents
The link to the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Resources for audiobooks!
Ideas to support your child with ADHD and learning disabilities
Go here for information on how we can support the understanding of narrative and expository text at home and school
QAR...a funny acronym for a snappy idea!
The above link does a nice job explaining how to build deeper comprehension of narrative texts through self-reflection while reading. Consider modeling this at home while reading as a family.
Figurative Language: Spicing it up with idioms, similes and metaphors!
Pepper your language with figurative language as this will help your adolescent build more abstract language skills, a hallmark of the advanced language stage. Use of figurative language in meaningful contexts will help your child "own" those figures of speech; awareness and practice will help him build reading comprehension or help her for needed "tang" while writing. Talk about figurative language examples while reading with your child and remember to sprinkle them meaningfully in your speech.
Learn more about best practice for students with ADHD
Go here to learn about an intervention program I'm putting in place to help students with social communication difficulties!
Other neat resources:
Students! Go here to learn vocabulary and help stomp out world hunger at the same time!
Learn about your learning style on the three sites listed above