Soundly Speaking is proud to announce our Team Member of the Month for the month of April - Sheridan! All of her clients, families, and case managers love her and we received MULTIPLE rave reviews of her last month. We are so happy to have Sheridan on the Soundly Speaking team! Help us congratulate this amazing therapist!
What I feel like trying to schedule summer speech therapy with camp schedules, vacations, as well as coordinating with other therapies! 🤪😂 My K-8th graders were done last week and this is the last week for my preschoolers. This summer I’ll be working primarily with my preschoolers who will be in summer camp as well as a few of my other little ones who are home for the summer. I know it’ll definitely be more laid back, I just have to get past the scheduling fun! 😝 #preschoolslp
There’s still a week left to order the June-zoo themed crate and to subscribe for these amazing themes!! In preparation for the next set of materials I’d like to get YOUR opinion! What theme do you want to see?
JULY CRATE GIVEAWAY** To enter:
1. Follow both
@thecommunicrate & @communicationcottage
2. VOTE on your favorite theme: 1. 🐳 2. 🏕 3. 🏖
3. Tag a friend (multiple friends = more entries)
BONUS ENTRIES WHEN YOU SHARE in your instastory and or posts!
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 1st!
Keep Sharing 💕
READING and BEYOND CAMP
DATES: July 16th – 20th
TIME: 9:00am – 11:30am
To register visit: https://thesln.com/2018/04/01/reading-and-beyond-registration/
For children 8 + years of age. The Reading and Beyond program was designed to provide children with support to help them read books at their grade level and to improve their overall comprehension of text.
Your child may benefit if: they can read words accurately and fluently, but they do not appear to understand the meaning of the text, and/or they are unable to remember specific information or answer questions about reading material.
Thanks for the 🖎 & 📸, @pandaspeech! // "My Intern played Jeepers Peepers by @superduperpub today in therapy. It is great for working on categories, vocabulary, answering/asking questions, articulation carry over, turn taking, yes/no, and so much more." #superduperpub
These two have been my go-to for getting through all the paperwork. Freeends it's never ending 😭
p.s. In my tired state I'm still clinging to the promises God has set before me + the excitement is slowly but surely building. But what are YOU up to this week, friend?? 💕
As sondas são utensílios comuns nos contextos de UTI, internação por longo período, câncer de cabeça e pescoço/sistema gastrointestinal e doenças neurodegenerativas.
São importante para o processo de recuperação e segurança do paciente.
A restrição da alimentação por via oral deixa a maioria dos pacientes e familiares deprimidos, porque se alimentar é uma das funções mais prazerosas da vida.
Mas é necessário ressaltar que as sondas são importantes para o processo curativo e de saúde dos indivíduos!
Mas por que a sonda é importante?
- A sonda garante a proteção de vias áreas, evitando pneumonias aspirativas por aspiração/penetração (quando o alimento entra “no buraco errado”). - A sonda garante o aporte nutricional do paciente, evitando desnutrição.
Mas o meu familiar voltará a se alimentar pela boca?
O fonoaudiólogo é o profissional responsável para avaliar, diagnosticar e tratar os distúrbios da deglutição (disfagia). Ele será o profissional que, junto à equipe multi, irá dizer quando o paciente tem condições de se alimentar COM segurança!
É importante que vocês saibam que a sonda nem sempre é permanente e que a equipe de saúde sempre atuará visando a qualidade de vida do paciente e a alimentação por via oral (pela boca).
As sondas só costumam ser permanentes nos casos de doenças neurodegenerativas.
O profissional que recomenda vias alternativas de alimentação (sondas) não são inimigos do paciente, pelo contrário, eles querem estabelecer condições para que o paciente seja desospitalizado e possa viver bem e saudável!
Se o seu familiar está com sonda, exija o suporte fonoaudiólogo!
Check out Rebekah from @thecozychairclub reading ABC See, Hear, Do 2 on her YouTube channel! (Link in bio.) She is so engaging and does such a great job- check out the other books she reads too! My son loves watching her channel!
Have you used our S and S Blends Articulation Skill Strips? The target words used at the word level are used throughout the phrase, sentence, and conversation levels! This will help students progress through the levels. Swipe 👉 to see sample cards. Would you use this in your therapy? *
What kind of product would you like us to feature next week?
Thank you @sherryartemenko for continuing to inspire our students. We are so appreciative of your generosity of time and wisdom! Not only did our students learn a great deal about using toys in therapy, their minds were expanded to consider blogging and social media in their professional lives. Last but not least, thank you for gifting our clinic with such wonderful toys. They will be well-used and well-loved! NU is lucky to have you as an alum. #northwestern#slp#speechpath#speechpathology#slpeeps#evanston#speechlanguagepathology#pediatrics#playtherapy#socialmedia @northwesternu @nuschoolofcommunication
“I want to climb” One of my kiddos who has very limited verbal output and little to no functional language started reading and writing recently. We have been working hard on shaping his rote (aka scripted) writing (😉) into functional requests. Then, this. So simple, but oh the power of words! I’m so happy my heart feels like it’s exploding out of my chest right now. .
Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking it’s stupid. -A. Einstein .
Tanvi's Tip 2 ✏️
Reviewing Body Parts and Expanding with a Variety of “Wh” Questions
Using Books, Toys, Games etc. (School Aged Children)
Examples with “what”, “who’, “where”, “when”, “how many” questions
a) “What do we wear on our eyes to help us see?” 🤓
b) “Who wears a hard hat on their head? Bob the Builder or Spider Man?” 👷♀️
c) “When do we wear gloves on our hands?” 🤲
d) “Where do you wear socks?” 👣
e) “How many gloves do we need?” ✌️
Toys that may facilitate learning
* The Learning Journey: Match It! All About Me
* Operation (Variety of Disney Options Available)
A graduation is more than just a degree. It’s a sense of accomplishment, security and stability. I always dreamed of this day. Along the way I tried many different ventures, and they all helped reassure that I chose the correct career path. Helping others and making a difference is truly a blessing. This profession keeps my heart happy, my soul alive and my mind humble. #speechlanguagepathology 📸: @richtheshooter
Last week, we had a Strategic Workshop with our employees at Hope Speaks here in Uganda. We came up with a clear vision and goals to achieve over the next few years. This photo isn’t glamorous by any means, but the people in this photo are the ones who spend their days helping the families of children with disabilities discover hope ✨ We have social workers, speech therapists, administrators, nutritionists, special educators, and grant writers—all coming together to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. What could be better?
Being an SLP Part 2/3 (with special guest @sookytheminiaussie because she’s needy)
At the end of my masters program, I was required to complete a medical setting internship. Keep in mind, this was a necessary evil to completing my degree, then I was off to the schools without a second glance. Little did I know I would fall in love with the adult population, and the difference you can make for those recovering from strokes and traumatic brain injuries. During my internship, my grandma suffered from her third stroke, and suddenly the patients I was serving on a daily basis became extremely personal to me. I left after my internship with a voice in the back of my head that I may have found a setting I unexpectedly enjoyed. After my first year in the schools was over, I spent six months working with adults in a skilled nursing facility. No two days looked the same, and my main focus with these patients was working on improving their language function, cognitive abilities, and swallowing. Seeing progress in a short amount of time, and witnessing patients returning to “their old selves” was so rewarding, and I’m looking forward to doing some PRN work in some local skilled nursing facilities this summer!
Next week I’ll finish up my #betterspeechandhearingmonth post series and share more about my current placement in Early Intervention. BUT keep an eye out for my blog post coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m going to have some guest contributors to share about their experiences as well!
Morning view from Lyon, for the six weeks I called it home 💕
Have to admit I’m a little scared and needed to take some time for myself this weekend. Just to be with Jesus and remind myself He’s got this. And I’ve got this. Happy Monday freeeends 🙌🏼
Intentional, daily interaction with your kiddo is one of the most important parts of their day… and yours. Did you know that the earlier a child recieves help for a language disorder, the shorter their treatment will be?
Check out these helpful tips for spotting and responding to your child's language disorder.