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Moving from Learning to Read to Reading to Learn

A few weeks ago, I went to the Language Literacy and Learning 3-day conference in Perth. It was a phenomenal 3 days, with amazing keynotes, great workshops and discussions. Having speech pathologists, psychologists and teachers in the same place guaranteed stimulating...

How to get Speech Homework Done

I love working on Speech Sounds.  In comparison to much of my caseload it is straightforward.  We establish the sound, practice it, put in words, practice it, and then put it in phrases, practice it and so on.  The sequence is predictable and the student keeps on...

Beyond the Clinic

I love it when I get the chance to work beyond the clinic room. This week I had the absolute pleasure of working with a group of Scout and Joey leaders. In my work with young people on the Autism Spectrum I realised that many of them are involved in Scouting with...

Let’s think social – Friend Files

I love social thinking. Teaching social skills, following a social cognitive approach, is having a huge pay off for my clients. They are noticing, interpreting and navigating their social worlds without each scenario needing to be discussed. Our practice runs 15...

What happened in therapy last week?

I am sure that you have had a week like mine.  I headed back to work this week to see clients for therapy and all my streamlined management techniques seemed to fly out the window.  Consequently, my normal end of week email didn’t go out.  So, here we are at the start...

A Treasure Trove of Speechie Resources

Oh my goodness, I have found a treasure trove of resources that I just had to share with you.  It’s Kmart!  Who knew that so many great items were hiding in their stationery shelves.  I know I have blogged about erasers before but my recent trip blew my mind and...

What do you look for in PD?

I love Professional Development.  I love getting out of the clinic, talking to others and listening to updated information and of course the yummy lunches and morning teas are the icing on the cake.  Over the years I have been fortunate to attend some great programs...

1 Month to Christmas! – Christmas Therapy Activities

I am finding it hard to believe that it is the end of November. Today as I sit here writing, it is the first time that I have allowed myself to think about Christmas. I am not ready for Christmas. Where did I store those Christmas decorations! Here in Australia we are...

Trashie Therapy – using toys in therapy

As many of you know, I love all things mini and recently all things squishy.  My latest therapy fad, which I can adapt to many different targets, is the use of Trash Packs. Trash packs are mini squashy pieces of rubber with disgusting faces and shapes.  This makes...

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