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Month: November 2016

The hidden power of stuttering…

The hidden power of stuttering…

  What would you do if your biggest weakness could be turned into a strength (and you didn’t know it)? In “Give and Take” by Adam Grant (2013), the concept of powerless communication is discussed through a variety of concepts.  While ideas such as tentative talk and using modesty are intriguing in the face of common assumptions about persuasion, I am most interested in the idea of how vulnerability can be used to your advantage. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP)…

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How to go paper free with OneDrive

How to go paper free with OneDrive

Toward the end of last school year, my school district made a switch over to using OneDrive on our PCs.  When they asked for early adopters, of course I jumped at the opportunity.  Like anything else, there was a learning curve in getting to know how to use it.  I was a Google Drive person for a long time, and being a Mac/Apple person at heart, I have tried to make iCloud Drive work for me (but alas, not as…

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5 extra ways to help students with following directions…

5 extra ways to help students with following directions…

We are beyond just repeating back and breaking down steps to help students with following verbal directions.  Let’s dig a little deeper into the toolbox to find some other ways to help our kids out! Be Specific In the flow of a typical school day, we can sometimes lose our focus.  Managing behavior, phone calls from other classrooms, annoucements over the loudspeaker, and transitioning from one part of the day to the next can be overwhelming sometimes.  When we are…

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5 more tips for making following verbal directions easier…

5 more tips for making following verbal directions easier…

There’s so much more than just asking a student to repeat the direction… Let’s be real, there are many ways to help our students with following verbal directions in classrooms and small groups.  Not one tip will work for everyone, so let’s dive a little deeper and talk about some other ways to help.  Of course, we will include 2 tech resources which can quickly become our student’s favorite ways to practice. Break it down! In the flow of the…

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