Speech and Language Kids Podcast

Resources for Speech Therapists and Parents: Speech Therapy Activities, Games and How-Tos

25:45 2016-10-10
Welcome to the Speech and Language Kids Podcast!  Today we're talking about how, when, and why to use AAC or augmentative-alternative communication devices and systems.  AAC allows children who are not able to talk to use something else to communicate w...
26:39 2016-09-12
In this episode of the Speech and Language Kids Podcast, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark discusses the benefits of groups speech therapy for children and why speech therapists group children together.  Carrie also discusses the types of cases th...
21:31 2016-08-08
In this episode of The Speech and Language Kids Podcast, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark discusses what speech therapists can do to help with literacy (reading and writing) skills in children and adolescents. What is Literacy? Pre-reading skill...
30:42 2016-07-11
In this episode of the Speech and Language Kids Podcast, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark discusses how to do speech therapy with a child who has hypernasality (or too much resonance in the nasal cavity) when they speak. Notes: ***First, determin...
30:27 2016-06-13
In this episode of The Speech and Language Kids Podcast, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark explores different stuttering therapy activities that you can do in speech therapy to help your kiddos who stutter. Click Here to Download Your Free Stutter...
26:16 2016-05-09
Sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what you should be working on with your children with childhood apraxia of speech.  In this podcast episode, I break down speech sound learning in different levels.  Then, I give practical therapy activities...
28:59 2016-04-11
Do you know a child with autism who isn't able to communicate basic wants and needs?  Does the child lack the social skills to participate in social interactions?  Do you need a guide for how to improve functional communication in a young child with aut...
33:23 2016-03-13
Join speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark as she discusses how you can teach a child to repair a communication breakdown during speech therapy sessions or at home. Notes: 1) Teach them How to Recognize a Communication Breakdown Recognize looks of con...
23:47 2016-02-08
Today, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark explains how to help a child learn to summarize an event or story through the use of literacy activities.  Listen below! Show Notes: Step One: Teach Main Idea Click Here to See How to Teach Main Idea Clic...
28:16 2016-01-11
Learn how to reduce burn-out and stress whether you're a speech therapist or a parent of a child with speech and language delays.  (Episode 55 of the Speech and Language Kids Podcast) Manage Your Time Parents: Break practice sessions up into small chunk...
29:15 2015-11-09
Therapy for Speech Sounds It can be very difficult to figure out what type of speech sound therapy to do with a child.  Today, I'm going to walk you through the four main types of therapy and when to use them.  Plus, I'll touch on some of the less commo...
27:06 2015-10-15
This post is all about working on social skills in speech therapy for children in middle school (grades 6-8). Skills to Target: Topic Maintenance Announcing Topic Shifts Not talking too much (ask the other person questions) Responding to others with rel...
30:37 2015-09-06
As the saying goes, if you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism. Each child with this diagnosis is completely different and will have different communicative strengths and needs. For that reason, it’s impossible to set fort...
20:25 2015-08-29
Who doesn’t love free speech therapy materials??? Well today, I’m rounding up my top 11 freebies based on web traffic. The one with the most downloads will be at the top! This is my back-to-school gift to you! 1. CV, VC, CVC, CVCV Cards Download a fre...
24:33 2015-08-22
You’re driving in the car and your kid is growing antsy. Quickest solution: Hand him your smart phone! You’re waiting for your food a restaurant and the little ones are throwing the sugar packets at each other. Easiest solution: Turn on some cartoons ...
19:26 2015-08-16
This fun therapy activity will let you work on grammar skills like pronouns and verb tenses while you’re playing with sock puppets. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s SUPER fun! Check it out: Materials: Two Sock Puppets: Use tube socks and hot glue e...
21:55 2015-06-08
When I was a child, I had a really hard time choosing between chocolate and vanilla ice cream. It wasn’t that I couldn’t decide which one I liked more because I knew that I loved chocolate the best. The problem was that I didn’t want to hurt vanilla...
25:20 2015-05-25
Johnny doesn’t pay attention to other people.  He doesn’t notice the other children that play around him and when an adult tries to get his attention, he doesn’t seem to hear.  The doctor said his hearing is fine but he just doesn’t seem to noti...
19:35 2015-05-12
What is RTI? The focus of an RTI program is to provide each student with the level of support he needs. For some children, this will be special education services provided under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP-the traditional way of providing speech...
23:05 2015-05-11
What is an SLPA? **This first part is about the roles of an SLPA. For resources, materials, and support: scroll down! Here’s what the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) defines as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA): “Speech-...
34:31 2015-05-04
Breaking Down the Common Core Standards for Working on Written Narratives The common core standards are the set of curriculum guidelines that the department of education has set forth as a method of making sure that all students are taught the skills need...
16:40 2015-04-27
Dyslexia and Speech Therapy I used to think that dyslexia was just when people reversed letters in words when they were reading. I’m not sure how this misconception got so popular but it’s important to know that dyslexia is much more than that and t...
27:29 2015-04-20
What is Echolalia? Echolalia is the term used to describe when a child repeats or imitates what someone else has said. For example, if you ask the child “Do you want a cookie?”, the child says “cookie” instead of “yes”. There is also a type of...
24:50 2015-04-13
What is Selective Mutism? Selective mutism is a diagnosis that describes a child who does not speak in certain situations where speech is expected (such as at school or in public) but is able to speak normally in at least one other setting (such as at hom...
23:45 2015-04-06
More Resources for Speech-Language Pathologists: Looking for more therapy ideas and resources to help you provide the BEST services to your clients?  Join us in The SLP Solution, our membership program for speech-language professionals!  Inside the memb...
38:30 2015-03-30
Today we are joined by Karli Koning from http://www.behaviorpc.com/ to talk about challenging behavior problems in children. Karli explains how to figure out the function of a child’s behavior and use that information to help correct it.Listen to the in...
19:31 2015-03-23
Are you having trouble helping your students or child with making inferences? Children with language delays often struggle with non-literal language so reading in between the lines to make inferences can be very difficult. That’s why I’ve compiled thi...
17:07 2015-03-16
What is Video Modeling? Video modeling is a fun instructional technique where the child watches a video of himself or herself doing a desired behavior or skill. For example, let’s say Johnny always throws a fit on the way from the bus to his classroom a...
18:58 2015-03-09
Thanks for stopping by! This video is going to show you my favorite tools for making my job as a speech therapist easier. These productivity hacking tools will show you how to get your work done more quickly and more easily. Click the video to view my hac...
18:15 2015-02-23
Have you been bending over backwards trying to teach your students idioms?  Are they left high and dry when idioms are used in their classrooms?  Well I’m going to take the bull by the horns and knock your socks off with some fabulous activities for w...
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