It's been a whirlwind of a week.
I had to do classroom observations for the first time. Kindergarten classrooms and trying to hear articulation problems= stressed out SLP. The classrooms are so loud and kids at that age are sometimes shy around strangers. At least, I had to observe two that were shy with less than successful results. I'll be going back into the rooms to observe this coming week. I'm hoping that they will be a little more comfortable with me.
In other news, I feel like I'm doing pretty good with articulation therapy. I can see several of my kids making really good progress. :) I just need to work on the language aspects of therapy. Formulating sentences is not the easiest thing to explain. We're learning together.
I'm also pretty excited about one child that has a hearing impairment. I've never had to deal with a hearing impairment before so it's been a GREAT learning experience. I just need to learn more. Right now, I'm using tricks I learned in graduate school while working with preschoolers. Waiting expectantly and expanding word length. I also throw in some sabotage (often removing a puzzle piece) every once in a while.