Collaboration Corner: AAC & AT: 5 Tips, Myths and Truisms

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Beyond You Tube and Candy Crush, it is important to remember the why and how of AAC and assistive technology. Here are some points to ponder before getting too bedazzled.

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How to Prepare to Speak at ASHA Convention for the First Time

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My first time speaking at the ASHA convention, I will be involved in five sessions. So how am I going to prepare for this? Here are three things that will keep me on track.

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Finding Strength, Resilience and Speech-Language Pathology—as a Future Clinician and Current Client

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Sometimes our life experiences mirror those of our clients, giving us the ability to be empathetic and genuine in our care. I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life. I will face any other challenges with courage, resilience and strength, because that is what I do.

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Is There a Heffalump in the Room? Learning to Be a Leader, Part 1

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Conflict is not a bad thing but an opportunity for both personal and professional growth. Think about how boring meetings and conversations would be if people did not speak up and share their thoughts and ideas.

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A Student Information Tool to Help Itinerant Evaluators in Schools

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Having an understanding of a child’s ability to manage impulsivity perhaps, or task persistence paints a more complete picture for an evaluator. Such knowledge would allow an evaluator to say, schedule movement breaks or encourage a child to take risks when responding.

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When Social Media Turns Antisocial—and What We Can Do

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As communication gurus, we can help our older students not get caught in the social media quagmire. Let’s collectively encourage our students to have a healthy relationship with social media.

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Changing the Clinical Question from ‘Can I?’ to ‘How Can I?’

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The next time you are faced with a tough case and are tempted to ask, “Can I do this?,” remember that you have already answered yourself. Yes, you can, because you must. So, start asking yourself and others something different. Start asking, “How?”

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You Want My Kid to Play in Food? Seriously?

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Here are three silly ways to play in food! Give it a try—some of it just may end up in your child’s mouth in the process. But if it doesn’t, don’t worry. Learning to be an adventurous eater takes time and the most important part of the journey is keeping it fun!

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Beyond Articulation: Don’t Forget Reading

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It’s important for the speech-language pathologist to understand how delays in early sound productions interfere with the process of reading and learn simple interventions to remediate both articulation and early literacy skills at the same time.

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Kid Confidential: Parent Education and Training, Part 3

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When working closely with parents during therapy, I find that digital recordings provide helpful feedback on a parent’s use of therapy techniques. It works especially well during real-time education and training.

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