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Spotlight on Verbs

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the BLADES language therapy workshop. BLADES is a framework for therapy based on the Bristol Language Study, which is a large study of typical language development in 2-5 year olds.  Verbs (action words such as go, and jump) and verb development were a big topic… Read More »Spotlight on Verbs

Speech Language Therapist, doing Speech Therapy, Working on the K sound with pop up pirate game

Using New Speech Sounds in Conversation

Early in the speech therapy process, tasks are highly structured, and different levels of prompting and support are given to enable the child to succeed. They know they are practicing their sound at a specific time in a specific activity. The child’s skills in producing their sound are gradually shaped to enable them to produce… Read More »Using New Speech Sounds in Conversation

Speech Language Therapist Doing Makaton Sign

What does a Speech Therapist do?

Speech-Language Therapists work with both children and adults in a variety of settings including in hospitals, and at schools. Speech-Language Therapists work with people to increase their skills in areas such as: Social Skills Language (e.g. using grammar, vocabulary, understanding instructions and using sentences) Speech clarity Voice quality (e.g. working with people who have vocal… Read More »What does a Speech Therapist do?