Blogjam: Don't Just Sit There Speech-language pathologists who work with children know all too well that their young clients can get bored fairly easily during treatment sessions—as can the SLPs themselves! On Playing With Words 365, blogger Katie comments, "Let's be honest ... how many of us love to be sitting in one ... Blogjam
Blogjam  |   July 01, 2013
Blogjam: Don't Just Sit There
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Blogjam
Blogjam   |   July 01, 2013
Blogjam: Don't Just Sit There
The ASHA Leader, July 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.18072013.12
The ASHA Leader, July 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.18072013.12
Speech-language pathologists who work with children know all too well that their young clients can get bored fairly easily during treatment sessions—as can the SLPs themselves! On Playing With Words 365, blogger Katie comments, "Let's be honest ... how many of us love to be sitting in one place for long periods of time having to use a LOT of brain power?"
She suggests incorporating games that get students and clinicians up and moving in speech-language treatment sessions. "I have found that most kids thrive in these activities that got them moving and grooving, while also helping to increase motivation and attention. Translation: More fun and more progress!"
Katie offers ways to incorporate treatment activities into some favorite kid-friendly activities—bowling, ring toss, hopscotch, bean bag toss, basketball, and balloon tennis/racquetball/volleyball—with photos and videos to illustrate the variations.
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