"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.
The word "advocate" in conjunction with an IEP team meeting strikes fear in the heart of every Speech Language Pathologist. And for good reason. If you've ever sat in a meeting with an advocate, it feels like you're a defendant on trial. But instead of innocent until proven guilty, it
Formative assessment is a buzz word in education. The term is typically connected to teachers who are using various methods in the classroom to get a sense of where their students are in the learning process for a particular lesson or unit.
But did you know that Speech Language Pathologists
It is the home stretch. Many of you are in your last week, weeks, or month of the school year. As excited as you are for summer to arrive, you are also knee deep in IEPs, evaluations, and have a sea of meetings to swim through before you get to
How do SLPs use rubrics for progress monitoring and for what types of speech and language goals do they work best? Check our our video on the topic below.
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