An Inspired Lunch - Otherwise Known As How I Found Out About Steve Wampler...
Borrowed From: wampcamp.blogspot.com
Yesterday I went to this great lunch with great people. One attendee was an amazing young girl who was ecstatically telling us about her adventures in the Sierra Nevadas this summer. She attended Wamp Camp, founded by Steve Wampler, the first man with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Capitan. He has an amazing story and has led an inspirational life. When I find a great story and/or a great person, I like to share it. This man's speech at the TED Talks in San Diego was inspiring, and I wanted to share it with you. If you're not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The talks always feature really smart, really interesting people/topics.
You can find his video HERE on climbing El Capitan! You'll be inspired! :)
This summer I pledged that I would work with more of the little little guys in my private practice - early intervention and preschool age. I love this age group and really missed working with them (currently I see preK through second grade in a school setting). Working in a home-based environment is incredible because of all of the great parent-training we get to do. I love being able to explain and show exactly what I'm doing and the strategies I'm using.
As all SLPs know, with this age group we are doing a lot of self and parallel talk. Sometimes I leave my half-hour sessions out of breath! Of course, talking is never an issue for an SLP!! I find that my parents are talking to their child, however their language needs to be modified, or they need to present things differently (i.e., giving options to elicit more language vs. yes/no questions).
I created this parent handout to familiarize my parents with what I'm doing and to emphasize effective carryover. I like to say …
With the crazy weather here in NY (see house pic nightmare of snow!) I wanted to share my adapted free book for winter clothing! This will be one of those short, late-night posts, so I apologize! I wanted to make sure this one got out to you guys!
I created this for use with an AAC device, but it really can be utilized for so much more! I've also used this activity to target vocabulary with an ESL student, following directions with a student targeting auditory comprehension, and as an introduction to the topic of winter!
The options are endless! Plus, I wanted to make this a freebie since I know I have been using tons of awesome freebies on TpT from fellow bloggers - gotta give back!
Click HERE to download this freebie adapted book on TpT!
Just a quick check-in before I wander off into Sunday chili and sweatpants! I wanted to share this following directions packet I've been using for the month of October. I have a lot of kinders this year who came in with following directions goals. I've been trying to target them each session with fun, coloring crafts each time so they can see their work.
This packet is four pages, black and white, and FREE! It includes following 1 and 2 step directions, following
varied directions, and following conditional directions. All the sheets are halloween themed and of course black and white for low-ink usage!
Check out this scarily fun packet HERE on TpT!