October’s Theme: Magic!

October is my favorite month so as I’ve been developing monthly themes that I can reuse each year, I was most excited for this one! I started with “spooky” as the theme, but the more I thought about it “MAGIC” is better because it includes all the spookiness while still including topics for kids who …

Practice Halloween

Every October I practice trick-or-treating with my patients. For the week before Halloween, we end our regular appointment early and I have the kids go out into the hall, knock on my door, then say, “Trick or treat!” and I give them a piece of parent-approved candy (I get a pack of Yum Earth’s Halloween …

Magic Sensory Bin

For my magic-themed sensory bin I bought an off-brand kinetic sand (which I don’t recommend because the glitter came out – I recommend the official Kinetic Sand brand glitter sand, instead) and added these plastic gems and these fairy minis. I then added the magic minis I already had, including Llama Hatchimals, unicorns, and dragons. …

Magic Virtual Therapy Room

I was so excited to make a reusable virtual therapy room for October! Click here to visit my magic-AKA-spooky-themed virtual therapy room and see the webcams, apps, videos, and websites I’m using this month. Here’s a link to my folder of themed virtual therapy rooms (so you can download and edit a room to make it …

SLP Self-Care Tip: Incorporate Your Interests

October is ADHD awareness month and while I talked about incorporating your patients’ interests in my other post, in this post I wanted to include a related self-care tip: “incorporate your interest.” Individuals with ADHD experience hyperfocus with their interests and “hypo-focus” with many things outside their interests. For this reason, incorporating interests can be …

ADHD & Speech-Language Pathology

October is ADHD awareness month! I actually learned very little about ADHD’s effects on communication as a graduate student and it wasn’t until I began seeing lots of patients with ADHD that I started to wonder about the connection between the disorder and speech and langauge. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to work with …