Today is officially World Teachers’ Day, with celebrations taking place from Ireland to Qatar and from Zimbabwe to Canada. This designation has been happening since 1994, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed October 5 as a day of appreciation of and understanding about the importance of teachers.
In recognition of this day, the Leader editorial team is recognizing all school-based professionals—especially educational audiologists and SLPs—by sharing the most popular “School Matters” columns from the past year.
Here you go:
“The IEP Teachable Moment,” from November 2015: IEP meetings fly by in a flurry of goals and objectives. Here’s how to make messages to families count in that short window.
“Helping Students With ASD Adapt to the Mainstream,” from June 2016: Try these steps to help students with autism develop social and communication skills in the general education classroom.
“The Negative Nickname,” from September 2016: SLPs providing services in classrooms is a good thing. Calling those services “push in”—not so much, says one SLP.
And now for your top two favorite School Matters columns: ASHA Connect speaker Kim Murza wrote our second most popular installment, “The Right Kind of Guesswork,” from May 2016: If your student has trouble making inferences, knowing why the student struggles is the first step in deciding on a treatment strategy.
And now for your favorite School Matters column from the past year … drum roll, please…
This article offers suggestions on negotiating more reasonable make-up policies for SLPs in schools. This column was, by far, the most viewed article in this series.
Continuing the theme of missed-session policies, the most popular article among all of The ASHA Leader’s content over the past 12 months also touched on this hot topic:
Shelley D. Hutchins is a content producer/editor for The ASHA Leader. firstname.lastname@example.org.