Start a Speech Therapy Book Club! After I graduated with my masters, a group of us speech paths formed a book club focused on books that somewhat related to communication disorders. We would meet and talk about the book, but then we ended up just chatting about our lives. Unfortunately, I had ... Read More about 7 Popular Books Related to Speech Therapy and Communication Disorders
8 Books That Teach Kids About Grammar and Punctuation
I think grammar is awesome and speech sounds are cool, but what do kids think? Well, they aren’t geeking out like me when I teach grammar. These books help you learn how to teach punctuation to beginners and teach kids grammar. But how do we as educators keep it fun to engage elementary-age kiddos? ... Read More about 8 Books That Teach Kids About Grammar and Punctuation
4 Grad School Regrets You Can Avoid!
Are you searching for grad schools in speech pathology? While you sift through speech pathology schools, consider my reflections on my own journey. Ten years ago this fall I started the masters program in speech pathology at Northwestern University. I was just coming off of a year of undergraduate ... Read More about 4 Grad School Regrets You Can Avoid!
15 Naughty Spanish Words, Wrong Translations, and Tricky False Cognates to Avoid
There’s nothing worse than making a “faux pas” when speaking a foreign language. It is one thing to make a funny mistake when traveling, but public school employees should try their best not make errors that could offend students and their parents. This has happened to me as well. It's easy to ... Read More about 15 Naughty Spanish Words, Wrong Translations, and Tricky False Cognates to Avoid
8 Ways for Early Childhood Teachers, Speech Paths, and Other School Employees to Avoid Getting Sick
My first year working in Chicago Public Schools I caught every single germ the kids brought with them to speech class. Being sick made my CF year tougher than it needed to be. I've learned a few things since then and I'd like to share what I do to prevent illnesses, even though I work with sick ... Read More about 8 Ways for Early Childhood Teachers, Speech Paths, and Other School Employees to Avoid Getting Sick