Happy World Kindness Day! Today we get to celebrate one of our favorite things – kindness. We get to witness many acts of kindness each day, but do we ever take a moment to recognize those things (even if small) that are kind? Do we ever take the time or resources to do things that are intentionally kind for others?
We get to celebrate niceness today, so let’s go all out! We are including an article with some ideas to help jumpstart the kindness, but we REALLY want to celebrate the kindness with YOU. What are some of the kind things you have witnessed today, or even this past week? Did someone pay for your coffee? Did a stranger volunteer to take your shopping cart back to the store just because? Did you witness someone giving someone a kind word?
Here’s to kindness every day of the year!
Autism Speaks has put together a wonderful resource for parents, friends, guardians and even teachers – of events going on all throughout the country – that are autism-friendly. Not only does it include events that you can attend in the month of October for Halloween, but the list goes all the way in to 2020! If you have a child who needs an autism-friendly event next week for Halloween, check it out and see if there is anything in your area – if not, make sure to pass along this wonderful resource to those who might benefit!
Here’s the link: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMRVn
Working with multiple age groups in a single day or week can make lesson or activity planning difficult when you only have so much space or time in your office or therapy bag. In today’s guest blog, Michaela Gordon, OTR/L provides some practical advice for planning and packing a therapy bag when travelling and working with different age, goal, or disability groups. What are some tips or tricks you have come across or developed in your practice?
Michaela Gordon is a private practice Occupational Therapist who works with individuals as well as school districts in Southern California. You can check out her blog at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0Oj and original article at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0Ow
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Our guest blog post today is from SLP Jenn at @crazyspeechworld. She shares with us fun ways to practice speech with your student over the summer. Homework doesn’t have to be boring, and with these ideas, they will barely even notice they are practicing their speech at all! You can check out her blog here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEbl
Do you have any other ideas for kids to practice speech at home over the summer?
Jenn Alcorn Westmoreland is a school-based SLP in Florida, and author of the blog http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEbc. You can follow her on Instagram at @crazyspeechworld
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Technology is all around us, and today’s students are well-versed in the newest sites, apps, games and features that are available. As a Speech Therapist, using technology in services with your students can be daunting, exciting, rewarding, innovative, or fun – maybe even all of those combined! Our guest blogger today, Sarah Wu, SLP, shares a few ways in which technology can be used in your therapy sessions with students. Do you have any additional ways you use technology during your therapy sessions? If so, feel free to share!
Sara Wu can be found on Instagram at @Sarahwuslp
Whether you choose to STAY LOCAL & take contracts close to home or TRAVEL and take contracts throughout the US, we just want to place you in locations that align with your top priorities!! Both are amazing options to be exposed to different kinds of districts and opportunities! In today’s guest blog, Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP, Julia has enjoyed the "travel contract" option and we're excited to share her article, "How travel therapy can improve your career." You can check out her blog on our website at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9OS
Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP is the owner and blogger at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9OJ . You can also follow her travels at: @thetravelingtraveler
“During play, children learn to problem-solve, form relationships, develop their social skills, learn and use language, and build executive functioning skills.” ~ Emily Cohen
Who said that therapy should be boring? Not us, and certainly not SLP Emily Cohen! Play is an essential part of a child’s world and how they learn to interact with things and people. In our guest blog post, Emily talks about which toys she uses during speech sessions, as well as tips to keep in mind when choosing which toys you want to use. If you have any toys that you use in therapy, feel free to share them and help your fellow therapists out!
Check out the article here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMdIC…/
Emily, M.A., CCC-SLP is the owner of Tandem Speech Therapy, a private pediatric speech therapy practice in Austin, TX. She is also the author and developer of Playing with Purpose – a framework for using play to build speech and language skills. You can follow her on Instagram at @tandemspeech
Looking for some tips, tricks and insight into the travel therapy world? In our guest blog post today, Andrea Nye shares her top 5 insights into the exciting and fulfilling world of travel therapy. What would be your top piece of advice to those considering travel therapy?
You can check out her blog post here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvOp
Andrea Nye is a traveling OT who has been able to work and explore in numerous states since her graduation. You can follow her traveling adventures on Instagram at @andrea_nye
“Today my adventure is publishing my first article. I invite you, wherever you are in the country and in your life, to say yes to creating your adventures and embrace the everyday moments.” – Katie Baumgartel
Travel therapy is many things. It’s helping students. Meeting new people. Forging new working relationships. Seeing this beautiful country. Eating delicious food. Stepping out of your comfort zone. Engaging in new adventures. And there is one thing that it never is: boring! You can start (or continue) your travel therapy story with us – send us a message! Read Katie’s guest post blog about travel therapy adventure at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMv4D
Katie Baumgartel is a travel therapist who encourages adventure and trying new things that push us in different ways. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @katie_baum
Being able to make inferences about another person’s intentions, desires, knowledge, and beliefs is foundational to effective communication. This ability is knows as Theory of Mind (ToM), and it is a skill that those on the Autism Spectrum have a difficult time developing. In our guest blog post today, Intern Gabrielle Stowe talks about ToM and what its development looks like in the early stages of communication.
Gabrielle Stowe is a current student at UFL and Intern at Dogwood Developmental Therapy in Hampstead, NC. You can find her at @speechyandbeachy