Screen Time Q & A with an OT and SLP

What are the biggest impacts you have seen on children’s development? Below we break down some impacts across a few areas.

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Accessible Assistive Technology for Students and Parents

Assistive technology (AT) refers to the products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for individuals with

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Establishing trust: stepping beyond everything you learned in grad school

When I was an indecisive, whimsical sophomore, circa 2007 at the University of Connecticut, one of the requirements in selecting a career path was that it embodied a counseling component. I didn’t quite aspire to be a mental health counselor, but I undoubtedly wanted to support individuals in some capacity. After shadowing a few SLPs I saw undoubtedly how much counseling was involved across settings.

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Transition Planning: What does it mean, when do you start, and who is on your team.

For most children, planning their adult lives starts somewhere in preschool when they begin discussing what careers they hope to pursue in their adulthood. Then somewhere in high school, students seem less sure as they are faced with a decision to transition into the workplace, post-secondary education, or maybe even completely rock their parents world by electing to backpack through a foreign country looking for their missing inspiration.

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Transition Through Teletherapy

Change is hard. Let’s face it, no one really loves it, especially when it’s abrupt. However, it’s also provided us a great opportunity to adapt. At the start of this pandemic I was encouraged by the following words: crisis is the birthplace of innovation and the nexus for opportunistic growth (Anonymous, 2020). In a world where all normalcy was interrupted, I welcomed the transition into teletherapy.

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Seeing, celebrating, and acknowledging children and families of diverse backgrounds, a speech-language pathologist’s perspective

hile there is a mainstream culture in America and English is the unwritten official language, there is also beauty and respect in admiring the cultural differences of people from all origins.

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