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It’s All Due to …Language: How Subtle Symptoms Can Cause Serious Academic Deficits

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image Scenario: Len is a 7-2-year-old, 2nd-grade student who struggles with reading and writing in the classroom. He is very bright and has a high average IQ, yet when he is speaking he frequently can’t get his point across to others due to excessive linguistic reformulations and word-finding difficulties. The problem...

It’s a Fairy Tale (Well, Almost) Therapy!

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image I’ve always loved fairy tales! Much like Audrey Hepburn “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” Not to compare myself with Einstein (sadly in any way, sigh) but “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has me...

The Reign of the Problematic PLS-5 and the Rise of the Hyperintelligent Potato

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image Those of us who have administered PLS-5 ever since its release in 2011, know that the test is fraught with significant psychometric problems. Previous reviews of its poor sensitivity, specificity, validity, and reliability, have been extensively discussed HERE and HERE  as well as in numerous SLP groups on...

Just renewed my liability insurance…..don’t forget yours!

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Jan 6, 2018 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

Over the years I’ve had a habit of forgetting to renew my liability insurance.  Now I just put it in my calendar and keep the bill with my personal bills.  Trust Risk Management Services made renewel very easy this year letting me renew on line.   Since I incorporated this...

What Should be Driving Our Treatment?

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image Today  I want to talk treatment.  That thing that we need to plan for as we are doing our assessments.   But are we starting our treatments the right way? The answer may surprise you. I often see SLPs phrasing questions regarding treatment the following way: “I have a student diagnosed with ____ (insert disorder...

The Speech Teacher’s Handbook: Book Review

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Dec 28, 2017 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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I recently came across this book on Amazon. It piqued my interest so I bought it. It is called “The Speech Teacher’s Handbook, A Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language” by Molly Dresner, MS SLP-CCC. I found the title to be a little awkward but the information in the book...

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About Tatyana Elleseff

Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders in a hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has been...

Visualizing and Verbalizing goals/objectives

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Oct 29, 2017 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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Several years ago I took the Visualizing and Verbalizing course. It must have been a 3 or 4-day course. I didn’t take it directly from Lindamood Bell but from a local agency that was approved by Lindamood-Bell and used Visualizing and Verbalizing in their practice. I was h...