Zone Tool: Mermaid Pillows

I just love these pillow cases!  I also bought these inserts to go with them.  Every regulation tool can be used for any zone and they can have different effects on each child, but Mermaid Pillows seem to most often help kids who are in the yellow zone and feeling worried, overwhelmed, scared, or frustrated.  …

Zones of Regulation Poster Companion

To continue the topic from my blog last month, once children are able to identify others’ emotions based on their facial expression they can then learn to identify their own emotions. Once they’re able to do that then they’re able to start identifying strategies to help keep their behavior “expected” by addressing their emotions as …

“The Flexible SLP” – October 2021

Flexible and resilient thinking is all about problem-solving our inevitable struggles.  I’m sharing my efforts to find solutions to my struggles in case any other SLPs find them helpful. Zones of Regulation Poster Companion To continue the topic from my blog last month, once children are able to identify others’ emotions based on their facial …

My COVID-19 PPE Protocols

One of the hardest parts of the pandemic has been the lack of consistency and clarity around PPE for us outpatient providers who can’t always complete treatment via telehealth or with social distance and masks. Here’s the protocol I’ve come up with for which PPE. In anticipation of vaccines for children at or over 5 …

My COVID-19 Safety Procedures

I’ve been seeing patients in-person since I got vaccinated in January of 2021. Since then I’ve devised and revised my COVID-19 safety procedures more times than I can count. Here’s how they look right now: I’m still seeing 60% of my patients online. That means I only have the germs of 10 patients (plus their …

“The Flexible SLP” – August 2021

Flexible and resilient thinking is all about problem-solving our inevitable struggles.  I’m sharing my efforts to find solutions to my struggles in case any other SLPs find them helpful.    August’s Target: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs One of my biggest challenges has been finding play-based activities that work for telehealth.  The best solution I’ve found so …