Adventures in Advocacy (again)

When a group of school-based SLPs get together, there are a few things that will happen for certain.

First, they will talk non-stop. That’s what we do and I have yet to see an SLP that doesn’t love language and the use of it.  Continue reading

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Adventures in Surfing

No, not THAT kind of surfing (remember, I’m in a landlocked state).

Adventures in SUBWAY surfing

Also known as OMG, she’s talking about a non-speech app? What the heck?

Alternately known as Speech-language therapy is NOT supposed to be about games and having fun.

Wait a minute. That doesn’t sound right. Continue reading

Adventures in Advocacy…part two

Creatively known as How many ways can we fail a student?

Alternately known as Let’s describe Educational Impact.

Otherwise known as What do you mean it’s my fault he can’t get a job?

Hmmm. Did that last one get your attention?

One topic of conversation that’s popped up here, on Facebook, on the ASHA forums, etc. has been eligibility requirements for schools based services. Many SLPs have the understanding that children with only one or two speech errors are not eligible for services because they are not “severe” enough. I have been told that some schools do not do ‘articulation’ therapy at all as it’s not educationally impacting. Or the students were dismissed because of “time constraints.” I realize it’s not the SLPs that are doing this, it’s administration…but wow. What a way to fail our students.

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