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
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 prerequisites in speech therapy from Northern Illinois University. I love being a speech path and working with children with communication disorders. ... Read More about 4 Grad School Regrets You Can Avoid — for Speech Paths and Everyone Else!
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. I’m in my ninth year as a bilingual speech ... Read More about 15 Naughty Spanish Words, Wrong Translations, and Tricky False Cognates to Avoid
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
Now is the right time to join the profession as a speech-language pathologist. It’s a rewarding career that is increasingly in demand. There are shortages of speech paths in both the educational and medical settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics* the field of speech pathology will ... Read More about How to Become a Speech Pathologist: The Educational Basics