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

Smart Speech Therapy

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”

Smart Speech Therapy

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...

Making Spirographs in R

Assessing Psyche

For fun, I made spiro, an R package for creating animated spirographs....

Win a 6 Month Subscription to Topics in Language Disorders Journal

Smart Speech Therapy

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...

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of...

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

Smart Speech Therapy

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...

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research published in eLife. The study in rats, from the Inserm and Aix-Marseille University Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology, France,...

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Cade VanEtten can bunny-hop the tallest curb on a mountain bike, while Xan Roberts isn’t far removed from training wheels. Despite their differing skill levels, the children both claim to have a keener focus on classwork Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – when they get to start...

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year

Disability Scoop
In a first, a company says a blood test that can detect some children with autism is expected to be commercially available before the end of the year....