Blogjam SLPs blog about kindness, parent involvement with AAC and appropriate emotional reactions. Blogjam
Blogjam  |   February 01, 2017
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Blogjam   |   February 01, 2017
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ.22022017.20
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ.22022017.20

“Connect [parents and caregivers] to family-friendly Facebook groups where there are discussions of relevant tools, strategies and implementation ideas.”

—SLP Carole Zangari, in a post on her PrAACtical AAC blog about how to involve more parents and caregivers in supporting AAC learning outside of the clinic.

“Screaming is generally considered an ineffective behavior—unless you are on a roller coaster or in a haunted house.”

—SLP Kelly Hungaski, in a post on her Speech2U blog about working with students to analyze and identify appropriate responses to problems—both big and small.

“Both the Golden Rule and ‘pay it forward’ offer helpful content to address vocabulary.”

—SLP Claudia Doan, in a post on her Creative Speech Lab blog about how SLPs can work kindness and altruism into everyday speech and language lessons.

“What a perfect little object to help an infant or toddler to focus her attention.”

—SLP Ayelet Marinovich, in a post on her Strength in Words blog about sock puppets and their usefulness in musical interventions.

“I tell them that their voice is important, powerful and one that the world needs.”

—SLP Sarah Wu, in a post on her Speech Is Beautiful blog about what she tells her quieter students in times of change.

“‘I thought that stuff was done by robots.’”

—SLP Kim Swon Lewis,in a post on her Activity Tailor blog, on her students’ reaction to realizing that real people create the toys, apps and materials used in interventions.
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