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Blogjam: Word Up
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.19032014.20
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.19032014.20
On Speech2U, blogger Kelly reminds clinicians of their words’ effect on clients and parents and suggests using the “sandwich” approach—mention strengths, indicate what needs improvement, give a positive example—while speaking respectfully and using neutral terminology in front of clients.
“Many of them have challenging behaviors. Many of them have significant delays. I make sure to focus on what I am treating them for versus any maladaptive behaviors when I am communicating with their parents. So I might say something like, ‘Today we worked on understanding concepts “in” and “on” and answering questions. Johnny was able to follow these directions when I gave him a point cue. I think Johnny may have gotten tired of the activity as he started throwing objects at my head. Next week, we are going to try to have a picture of “all done” to see if that will help him learn how to communicate that he wants to be done.’”
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