Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sick Days

I love my job for the most part. It was hard at first, but now I feel like it is more natural for me and the kids. The only part that I continue to dread is: GERMS.

I used to think my immune system was pretty good until I started in this field. This weekend, I stumbled across a very old ex-friend of mine..Mr. Fever. Needless to say, I am at home rather than working for the second day in a row. I have very little voice and I can barely swallow water without cringing. Such is life...so while I'm sitting around for the 30 minutes I'll actually remain awake, I thought I would share some more stuff that I've run across in my internet searches:



Saturday, December 3, 2011


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.