In this episode, I meet with Jada Augustine, MS CCC-SLP, the owner of Jada's Got Your Backpack and Beyond the Label. Jada's non-profit provides free speech and language services to children of Belize. Tune into this episode and learn about how healthcare providers can be more culturally responsive when treating these populations!
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SLP in Virginia?
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Engage Your Child In Play With O.W.L Strategy
O – Observe (your child’s interest)
W – Wait (for his/her response)
L – Listen (for his/her communication)
Here are some practical examples on using the O.W.L strategy with your children:
Example 1: Puzzle Play
– Child fixes alphabet puzzles in order
– When he/she is done, he/she pours out the letters and starts fixing it again
Wait: (for child’s response)
– As child fixes the letter “a”, you hold out letter “b” for him/her
– He/she looks at you then takes the letter
– Continue the interaction with other letters
– As the interaction gets more consistent, only present the letter after he/she looks at you
Listen: (to verbal and non-verbal communication)
– He/she communicates interest by accepting the letters from you
– Follow his/her lead to stop when he/she starts keeping the puzzle or runs off to another toy.
Culturally Responsive R
One of my Spanish-bilingual graduate students said another supervisor informed her that we shouldn't teach Retroflexed R. However, she only knows how to produce retroflex R, we think, because of her Spanish influence. I want to know if you've heard this before and if there are any articles to plead our case?
Black History Month Wordless Videos
Are there any animated videos to help teach Black History?
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Doing research for an upcoming presentation, Ethical AI in Speech Therapy: Harnessing the Future with Responsibility, and came across this.
"The $20 million, UB-led initiative — funded in January by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Institute of Education Sciences — will create artificial intelligence systems that ensure children with speech and language disorders receive timely, effective assistance."
"Since then (April, 2023) researchers have begun lab researching and building prototypes of two AI systems: the AI Screener, which will identify potential speech and language impairments by listening to and observing children in classrooms; and the AI Orchestrator, which acts as a virtual teaching assistant to SLPs by providing students with ability-based interventions."
AI is here and can be a positive or negative for speech therapy. What do you think of programs replacing speech-language pathologists?
Read the entire story by Cory Nealon here:
Navigating Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) can often resemble unraveling a complex puzzle. For Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) professionals, there are challenges of managing multi-dimensional data, developing customized interventions, and negotiating intricate collaborative environments.
Discover actionable tips to transform IEPs into potent catalysts for student success.
Ever wonder why some children rocket through speech therapy, while others seem stuck in a slow, frustrating crawl? The answer often lies in a hidden superpower: engaged parents.
Think of it like this: a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a skilled coach, guiding a child towards communication mastery. But just like any sport, the most effective training happens both on and off the field. That’s where parents come in – as a child’s biggest cheerleaders and everyday practice partners. Click below to read more: