Every once in a while I like to immerse myself in one of the wonderful books published by prominent researchers in our field. The information fuels my imagination, and strengthens the connection between my clinical methods and efficacy. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Contextualized Language Intervention by Teresa Ukrainetz. This book is a compilation of clinical topics… Read More
Every year my friend Sharon throws a terrific Mardi Gras party! Sharon is one of those people who should be a professional party planner—everyone has a great time at this yearly event! As the annual party approaches (and my anticipation grows), it got me to thinking about the “art of throwing a successful party”. Get-togethers with friends is something most… Read More
I love Leah Kuyper’s Zones of Regulation curriculum. If you are unfamiliar with this approach, it is a way of categorizing emotions into four “zones”. The lessons developed by Ms. Kuypers include sensory integration and regulation as well as emotional awareness and executive functioning. Recently, while working with a group of 8-year-olds, one of the children described being in the… Read More
Wow! Can you believe Valentine’s Day is next week? I made this activity to target figurative language: Love Idioms: There are 21 idioms with contrasting concrete and figurative representations. Use these cards to play memory, go fish or just as a face up matching activity to work on idiom meanings. Review the activity here and Happy Valentine’s Day!
“I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snow I had ever seen.”–Raymond Briggs Another snow day! Here in the Northeast we are in the middle of what is being labeled a “snow trilogy” of the “snow apocalypse”. All I know is that the schools, including mine, are WAY over on their snow days–and it’s only the beginning… Read More
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