We have all had exhausting days as parents when all we want to do is get home, but at the same time when opportunity knocks its important to seize the moment to teach our children.
Posts in category Social Language
Recently I received an email about someone on the autism spectrum who had writing difficulties, even after receiving tutoring from Sylvan Learning Center and their schools learning disability center. Part of the reason Sylvan might not work for clients on the autism spectrum is because traditional writing interventions do not address the communication issues inherent […]
As a speech therapist, becoming a mom has been the second greatest learning experience of my career. Motherhood helped me understand, the far reaching impact of poor verbal expression and the role of speech therapy. It’s not just about whether you acquire vocabulary, but about learning to use language in a flexible way in order […]
So what does the dentist have to do with language? I recently visited one of the dental schools in the area. As I was waiting in the reception area a dentist came out in his suit with his mask partially covering his nose and mouth. He rushed out to say to another patient, “I will […]
In South Hadley a child killed herself because of bullying. Being someone who teaches social skills lessons I’m always struck with the fact that while we focus social skills training on students that “ have social skills deficits” in many ways teens who are experimenting and testing social skill also need guidance and training. There […]
I will post to this blog two times a month through June 2010. I’m always learning and discovering so this year I will share some of my observations and discoveries. I will write more about my specialty working with adolescent and adults. I especially like the intricacies of working with language-based disabilities, social language, accent […]
Until I found out what an important role small talk can play in life, I was not a big fan. Some people are very good at it, politicians or sales people for example. Small talk is the initial conversation American’s use to establish contact and break the ice. Did you know that other countries like […]