Since 1975, all children with disabilities have been legally protected with the right to access a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, formerly called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). Since the 1980s, the Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of
We have just added a goal bank for selective mutism goals into SLP Toolkit, and to assist you with understanding how to best select goals to match the needs of your student with selective mustism, we are happy to have Dr. Joleen Fernald as a guest writer on this this
We are so lucky to live in an age of technology. At any given moment, we can pull up a YouTube video to use to demonstrate and break down a social scenario, or go to Teachers Pay Teachers and search for specific skill areas we want to target like prepositions
"Can you bake some cookies for the staff meeting this Friday?" - "Jose's IEP meeting isn't due until next month but Christine wants to move it up to before break." - "I can't make my bike rack duty this week - can you fill in for me?" - "Mom -
In my last post, /R/ you kidding me?, I walked through the steps I take to establish the "r" sound in isolation with school-aged students. Once a student is able to quickly and smoothly produce 10 "er" sounds in isolation, I move on to CV and VC combos.
When I found myself in the elementary setting for the first time, there was nothing more painful than inheriting 8 IEPs with /r/ goals. In looking at previous IEPs, the student usually had been working on the sound for at least a couple of years, and had made no progress.
Every year when I hold my SLP trainings for new SLPs in the district, their eyes glaze over with fear when I get to the topic of lesson plans. I get asked, "We have to LESSON PLAN?! Like really lesson plan??!!! But I'm not a teacher!" And I get it.