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Helpful Smart Speech Therapy Site Searching Tips

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Over the years this blog has amassed many posts on a variety of topics pertaining to the assessment and treatment in speech-language pathology. With over 300 posts and over 130 search categories it’s no wonder that some of you have reached out to ask about effective ways of finding relevant information...

Help, My Child is Receiving All These Therapies But It’s NOT Helping

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

On a daily basis I receive emails and messages from concerned parents and professionals, which read along these lines: “My child/student has been diagnosed with: dyslexia, ADHD, APD etc., s/he has been receiving speech, OT, vision, biofeedback, music therapies, etc. but nothing seems to be working.” Up...

Test Review: Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs)

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Today due to popular demand I am reviewing the Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs) for children and young adults ages 7 – 18, developed by the Lavi Institute. Readers of this blog are familiar with the fact that I specialize in working with children diagnosed with psychiatric impairments and...

Dear SLPs, Try Asking This Instead

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

I frequently see numerous posts on Facebook that ask group members, “What are your activities/goals for a particular age group (e.g., preschool, middle school, high school, etc.) or a particular disorder (e.g., Down Syndrome)? After seeing these posts appear over and over again in a variety of groups, I...

Speech, Language, and Literacy Fun with Karma Wilson’s “Bear” Books

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

In my previous posts, I’ve shared my thoughts about picture books being an excellent source of materials for assessment and treatment purposes. They can serve as narrative elicitation aids for children of various ages and intellectual abilities, ranging from pre-K through fourth...

Why “good grades” do not automatically rule out “adverse educational impact”

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working with school-age children, I frequently assess students whose language and literacy abilities adversely impact their academic functioning.   For the parents of school-aged children with suspected language and literacy deficits as well as for the SLPs tasked with...

Win a 6 Month Subscription to Topics in Language Disorders Journal

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Exciting news for all the SLPs for Evidence-Based Practice Group members! The editors of the journal truly appreciate that we share information about the latest SLP research, and would like to give 3 group members a complimentary journal subscription for a period of 6 months. All you need to do to enter...

Editable Report Template and Tutorial for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Today I am introducing my newest report template for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy. This 16-page fully editable report template discusses the testing results and includes the following components: Table of testing results Recommendations for using severity ratings of percentile...