April is National Poetry Month!

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I just found this out the other day actually.  The English major in me just can’t help but do something to celebrate it with my students! I’m almost positive we will be doing something fun with poems this week.

The Process of Identification: Step 2: My Child has been Screened, Now What?

I will continue to talk about the steps involved in a school based speech and language screening. This is Part 2 of the series I’ve called, “The Process of Identification.” I’m posting about screenings because it just so happens that they usually occur during this time of year. I’ve had several on my desk and I’m making my way through each one. As I call parents, I’ve found that it may be helpful to blog about what exactly happens during and after the screening process for early elementary and school-aged students.

The Process of Identification: Part 1: Speech and Language Screening

Typically, at the start of the school year, most teachers are just getting to know their new students.  By about the end of October or beginning of November, I start to get requests from teachers for some speech and language screening forms.  Teachers have now spotted those kids in their classes who are hard to {Read More…}