Hello and Welcome!
To stay current, I returned to the public schools this year (2014-15), and will do it again next year. I’m at one school (yippee!) half-time, and have less than 30 on my caseload. Pretty fortunate! In the past, I’ve had up to four schools, with 100+ kids. Now that keeps ya movin’!
I’ve been around awhile and done my fair share of therapy, but am intrigued by how our vast speech-language pathology field continues to evolve. I’m constantly learning new and critical pieces to insert into my therapy, hoping to complete the communication-picture for my kids. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. I guess the trick is to keep trying new “approaches” and therapy options.
While therapy is not new to me, writing a blog is. Please be patient as I figure out the best way to extract some of those practical “approaches” out of my brain and onto the page (I just know there’s a few in there!). As I scan the internet, I am amazed at the myriad of creative therapy materials that others are posting. What great resources! Thank you!
My goal in doing this blog is to share therapy info, strategies, and techniques, on how to do and implement therapy with just about any child or therapy material you might use. Just so you know, there will be a slant toward school therapy. I’m also hoping to get your feedback and additional ideas, so don’t be shy about commenting on my posts and/or contacting me.
I intend to post a new piece on this blog at least once a week, and hope you’ll come back and check it out. If you have a topic request or question, and I actually have an answer, I will try to effectively address it in the blog.
My next offering will be the first in a practical series called, “Speech Sound Solutions”. We’ll begin with /s/ analysis and remediation. We'll explore the methodology, as well, so the techniques can be easily applied to other children. It should be fun—and I hope, beneficial!
Until then, enjoy your therapy, and your kids!
- Charlotte Boshart