This is more relevant now than ever! It's time to start shifting how we educate children here in the U.S. and around the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
www.youtube.comRSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms
Closing academic achievement gaps as speech pathologists should be a collaborative effort. As language experts, we're required to advocate for cultural linguistic diversity. I wrote an article with Dr. Valencia Perry about specific steps we can take to support the communicative behaviors of Black and Latinx children. You can check out our articles on ASHA Leader here: https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2021-0223-cultural-responsiveness/full/Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Education Language Learning and Education Pediatric Speech Therapyleader.pubs.asha.orgClosing academic achievement gaps as speech pathologists should be a collaborative effort. As language experts, we're required to advocate for cult...
Question asked in Neurogenic Communication Disorders group
Best way to memorize Cranial Nerves?
Does anyone have tips to memorize cranial nerves?
3 Ways to Combat Imposter Syndrome in Grad School:
1. When you find yourself confused or having a hard time understanding concepts (especially when you're with others that get it), tell yourself: “This is an opportunity for me to learn.”
Having this mindset will allow you to feel comfortable asking for help from your peers/professors/supervisors instead of talking down to yourself.
2. Instead of thinking “it’s better not to answer because you’re probably wrong,” choose to be courageous and confident in yourself. Answer to the best of your ability and if you are wrong, reference the first strategy.
3. When you feel yourself getting anxious during testing environments, take a second (or a few) to take a deep breath, remind yourself that you did everything you could to prepare, and look at the question again with a fresh mind.
Comment how you plan on combatting imposter syndrome this semester!
AI's role in speech therapy is not to supplant the expertise of human therapists but to augment it. In this exploration, we'll delve into how AI serves as a technical aid, enhancing the capabilities of speech therapists while underlining the irreplaceable value of their human touch.content.liricare.comAI in Speech Therapy: A Technical Aid, Not a Replacement
Exciting times ahead! Starting my second year of Speech-Language Pathology graduate school!
I can't believe how quickly time flies. I gained valuable clinical experience, working with diverse populations and honing my skills in communication disorders throughout my first year.
As I embark on my second year, I'm excited to delve into advanced coursework and explore specialized areas within SLP. From augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to fluency disorders and voice therapy, there's so much to discover and learn.
I'm going LIVE tonight with Jackie Hernandez, MS CCC-SLP. We will be talking about bilingualism across the lifespan and health literacy considerations. Let us know what questions you have! Tune in at 5pm CT/6pm ET on the Pediatric Speech Sister Network!
Hey future SLPs! If you are in your first semester of grad school, here are 5 tips to keep in mind:
1. Get a journal/planner: Organization and time management are crucial for your first semester because you’ll probably be LOADED with classes and possibly, clinical placements. This is especially important if you are working while going to grad school.
2. Review! Take time after your classes to look over your notes/lectures and rewrite them in a way that you understand. If you’re not a writing/reading learner, adjust or add to your notes to fit your needs. (E.g. recordings, YouTube videos, better diagrams, 3D models, etc.)
3. Ask questions: Don’t avoid asking for clarification during your lectures or clinical placements and think “I’ll figure it out later.” While you may figure it out, you are paying to learn so it’s better to ask your professors and supervisors what they are teaching.
4. Sign up for your school's NSSHLA chapter! There are so many events with speakers with different speech and language specialities sharing insights for networking opportunities, clinical placement ideas, and becoming a successful SLP.
5. Be kind to yourself! Grad school can be overwhelming, but remember you’re there to learn and grow as a (future) SLP.
There are many great picture books that deal with stuttering! Stories can help kids connect with ideas about stuttering in an accessible and non-threatening way.www.stutteringtreatment.orgPicture books about stuttering
Question asked in Language Learning And Education group
Language Activities for High Schoolers?
I am a new SLP about to work at a high school for the first time. Can someone offer different kinds of language activities for this population? Anything helps! Thank you
I'm so excited to see all of these aspiring speech pathologists on the site! Be sure to join the Q&A boards to help you get through clinicals!
A fascinating new study, involving around 7,000 participants, has found that excessive screen time is associated with both communication and problem-solving delays.futurism.comKids Who Are Always on iPads Missing Developmental Goals, Scientists Find
If you're all about tech and speech therapy, I had a great interview with Barbara Fernandez (aka Geek Barbara) about entrepreneurship. She has her own business called Smarty Symbols that's helped SLPs across the globe! Check out the episode on youtube.com/@pediatricspeechsisternetwork
Hello everyone! I just joined and am excited to be a part of this community!
Artificial intelligence (AI) is paving a revolutionary route in the field of speech therapy evaluation in the ever-advancing arena of healthcare technology. This blog digs into the technical complexities, potential, and problems of using artificial intelligence for precise and data-driven speech therapy assessments.content.liricare.comAI for Speech Therapy Assessment – Opportunities and Challenges
Question asked in Fluency And Fluency Disorders group
Bilingual Fluency Therapy Materials
Hi! Where can I find bilingual fluency therapy materials?
"Revolutionize your speech therapy approach with insights from Deb Roy's 'Human Speechome Project'!"
This landmark study on language acquisition offers invaluable insights for speech pathologists. One of the key findings is the significance of consistent, repetitive word exposure in familiar settings for effective language learning. By sharing these insights with parents, therapists can encourage them to incorporate these strategies at home, maximizing the impact of therapy.
Roy's research also highlights the "vocabulary explosion," a phenomenon where children experience rapid language growth once foundational skills are established. By understanding this concept, speech pathologists can better tailor their approach to each child's developmental stage.
Incorporating these evidence-based insights into your practice can lead to more effective, targeted care, fostering successful language development in young patients.Augmentative and Alternative Communication Early Intervention Parent coaching Pediatric Speech Therapy Telepractice
A team of King's Informatics researchers have developed a series of prototype tools that empower communities with communication impairments to speak up. Co-designed with focus groups of complex communication needs (CCNs) sufferers, the team created wearable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) prototypes in a first of its kind study, which have the potential to be used alongside traditional therapies.medicalxpress.comResearch offers breakthrough in bridging the communication gap for people with language impairments
It’s a difficult, impressive feat on its own to help children work through speech problems. It’s even more inspiring when you take into account the bridge of language itself.
That’s a path just crossed by UNM Speech & Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Carlos Irizarry-Pérez, in his newly published research, titled: A Complexity Approach to Promoting Within- and Cross-Language Generalization in Bilingual Children With Phonological Delays.news.unm.eduSpeech & Hearing Sciences team researches novel approach to bilingual speech therapy
"Praxis® mistake #3: Engaging in Negative Self-Talk! Often times when we’re pressured or stressed, It’s easy to lose sight of how AMAZING you are. Take hold of self-sabotaging thoughts and remind yourself you are right where you’re meant to be.
Be sure to tell your favorite Praxis® prepper!"