Sharing community inclusion opportunities for our wonderful littles!
Speech For Each is a home-based speech and language pathology practice serving the Northern Virginia area.
Speech For Each therapists assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, social/pragmatic skills, etc.) and the best way to treat them!
Sharing community inclusion opportunities for our wonderful littles!
Fellow speech therapist and private practice owner Jessie Ginsburg summed it up best in her video blog! Now, if California is a bit to far away for therapy 😉 please consider the only private practice in Loudoun County that brings quality services and friendly clinicians right to your door! Don’t wait.
For a list of our references, please visit our blog: https://www.pediatrictherapyplayhouse.com/blog
Conversation initiation humor 🤓😃
Happy Friday from Speech For Each!
Speech requires so much precision and coordination - fascinating!
An MRI of what happens inside our mouths when we speak.
Our last post shared an article describing different social skill components. This article outlines play and social developmental milestones and offers excellent follow up information!
< Back to Child Development Charts Play is the voluntary engagement in self-motivated activities that are normally associated with pleasure and enjoyment. Play is a vital activity in children developing age appropriate skills and understanding their place in the world. Social skills are the skills w...
It’s amazing how many different skills and abilities fall under the ‘social skills’ umbrella ☂ ...and how important each one is individually as well as collectively!
What are social skills? Social skills are the skills we use everyday to interact and communicate with others. They include verbal and non-verbal communication, such as speech, gesture, facial expression and body language. A person has strong social skills if they have the knowledge of how to behave....
Speech For Each is running a book drive to collect gently used books specifically from this list. Our therapists are working hard to develop social skills via literary exploration and meaningful practice. We would really appreciate your help and support! Together we can aid the education of our sweet youngsters and promote a wonderful sense of community!
Please PM me, or reach out through our website www.speechforeach.com, to make a donation. THANK YOU!
That’s ok parents! We’re here to support you all summer! Tag...now Speech For Each is it!
The therapy process can be draining at times...don’t forget to laugh along the way!
😆 🦖 #articularionhumor
I can’t get enough of the way these books offer relatable imagery to support cognitive and emotional flexibility, Theory of Mind, and executive functioning skills!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, stepmothers, and caregivers who work so hard to give their kids the very best! Today we celebrate you and wish you all the rest and relaxation you deserve!
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Just wrapped up another teacher training - this time at the Winwood Children’s Center of Lansdowne! It brings me such joy to educate eager educators on the wonderful world of speech-language pathology and all the ways this field overlaps with everyday academics!
Please give a warm welcome to Jessamyn Iman, the newest speech-language therapist to join the Speech For Each team! Learn more about her amazing qualifications on the About Us page on our website.
Marshall McClelland, M.S., CCC-SLP is a fully licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 6 years of professional experience.
Love these community vibes! Let’s work together to increase real-world inclusion opportunities for our special needs friends and loved ones.
This TSA program impressed this mom so much with her services, she sung their praises on Facebook and is now going viral because of it.
Speech For Each, LLC is hiring hourly contractors and we want to talk to YOU! We are a private pediatric therapy practice offering home and community-based services. We are looking for qualified and confident speech-language pathologists to join our team.
Submit your resume through our website www.speechforeach.com or call 703-737-7903 to speak directly to me, Marshall McClelland, the Owner & Therapeutic Director.
Speech For Each therapists use a highly interactive approach to the acquisition of speech, language, and social skills.
This is just so cool! I love to see such awareness and compassion promoted in our community. Together we can all make a difference!
Spring has sprung! Help your kids grown their own grammar gardens. Once you’re done, expand the lesson by taking it outside to add meaningful, real-world context 🌱🌼🌷💐
In this activity, students will practice their grammar skills by labeling the garden picture with the correct parts of speech.
”Category Cleaning” (as I have dubbed it) incorporates the 5 pillars of executive functioning skills:
Organization & Planning
...and so much more!
I’m feeling pumped following an incredibly productive presentation at the Winwood Children’s Center of Reston! I led a discussion with 35 engaged educators about speech-language developmental milestones, red flags, and tips for enhancing skills in the classroom.
I love this! Shake up your questions. This will challenge your littles to think more creatively, explore emotional reasoning, and expand and diversify their overall vocabulary. Imagery-rich questioning will yield imagery-rich responses!
Need therapy at 6am? We’re on our way!
The classic convergent thinker decorated the gingerbread house on the left and the creative divergent thinker designed the one on the right. They are both so beautiful!
On All Hallows Eve let’s take a few minutes to reflect on fear and bring it to new light...
Survival now is less dependent on outrunning a tiger and more on how we fit in with our co-workers and our broader community. So it makes sense that the exposure of making a public presentation would be a cause of anxiety, a close cousin to fear. When you confront something scary, be it an audience…
Fascinating! I’m thrilled to participate in training this month and to add iLS therapy to the ever-growing list of services we have to offer.
A deeper look into the science behind how iLs works, neuroplasticity and specifics on the iLs Method.
I know the article references summertime but these activities are great - and super important - for any time of the year!
Executive functioning—as related to schools—includes all self-management skills students need to succeed in a classroom. More specifically, it involves the ability to make goals, plan steps require…
Thank you Winwood Children's Center of Lansdowne for welcoming Speech For Each to your Back To School event! We're excited to partner with you and to work with your families!
Summer break may be over but fun times don't have to be. Do work!
Found on Google from pinterest.com
Our partnership with the Winwood schools is expanding this year. Come check us out at the Winwood Children's Center Brambleton II open house!
As we prepare for the start of another school year, don't forget that, as parents, YOU are your child's best advocate!
Trust your instincts. You are the expert when it comes to your child. Don’t be afraid to speak up, to stand your ground, to share what works at and what doesn’t. Your input is valuable.
That feeling when you have a marketing event deadline but the shipment of your company swag got delayed in New York...problem solved with a whirlwind road trip! These magnetic clips came out fantastically. I can't wait to share them with the community!
Special thanks to Dave McClelland for all of his help and hard work!
Welcome summer with a little kindness!
Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind to others or why kindness matters. These books provide that reminder in
Let's get the summer started!
Let's be honest, true fidgets can be a blessing but these spinners play more like a toy. Here's a great way to repurpose them into a functional tool that supports, rather than distracts from, learning!
What do you do when it's the last week of school and all your students want to do is play with those fidget spinner toys? LET THEM!
Download for articulation here: https://goo.gl/CcPMG7
Download R-words FREEBIE here: https://goo.gl/pkoxsQ
Download for sight words: https://goo.gl/wdEEAV
Download FREEBIE for letters & numbers + CVC words: https://goo.gl/JPCdd7
Download for math: https://goo.gl/IWGxBJ
Download FREEBIE for multiple meaning words: https://goo.gl/9SH247
Download FREEBIE for idioms: https://goo.gl/NcjnY4
Download FREEBIE for synonyms & antonyms: https://goo.gl/etkTRa
Want to make your own? Download our templates here: https://goo.gl/knNWXA
Thank you Super Duper! These are some great ideas for making learning and language accessible and fun at home!
Had to reshare this reply from Agony Autie. Thanks for reaching out to us directly!
"Our latest video "What is Autism?" is here! We won two awards at the National Autistic Society's first ever film and media awards, presented to us at London BAFTA! Please let us know what you think."
WHAT IS AUTISM?
HD option available: just press 'HD'
For such a straight forward question, the answer can incredibly complicated. Everyone experiences autism differently. We do have certain things in common, however...
Summer fun and reading CAN mix!
Pool Noodles to teach reading?? I Love it!
This and more activities at: http://planningplaytime.com/2016/08/pool-noodle-cvc-words-activity.html
Theory of Mind is such an important skill. I love learning more and more about what this means and exploring ways to help children develop this part of themselves.
Parents, I hope you enjoy this read and, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
I recently read a book recommended by our elementary school counselor called, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World.” The premise of the book says society is becoming les…
I love these calendars. They are so fun!
Better late than never!
A great guide for parents with little ones!
As toddlers and preschoolers become increasingly verbal, they may begin to stumble over their words—raising concerns about stuttering. As a parent, how do you know when disfluencies are a normal part of development and when to be more concerned?
A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ Educational...
Speech For Each clinicians provide free screenings to local day care centers every fall. In the last 2 years we've donated more than 100 hours of screening services, teacher trainings, and parental education - all in support of Early Intervention (EI)!
Communication difficulties are among the most widely reported developmental delays in young children. Here’s how we can get more involved in early identification.
Theory of Mind / Perspective Taking / Social Imagination / Other People's Shoes
...call it what you will, this concept is hugely important. Speech For Each clinicians work to develop these skills every day! This video is definitely worth a full watch.
ENJOY THE VIDEO:
Episode Three (3) "Autism & Theory of Mind"
I have "Theory of Mind" difficulties. And if you have autism, you MIGHT do too.
In this third episode of Agony Autie, I talk about "Theory of Mind", hopefully giving some fun tips and examples to try and improve the way we communicate with each other.
ALL people with autism have the triad of "Social, Emotional & Communication" difficulties....We can often find it hard to understand other people's emotions and perspectives, and even harder to explain our own behaviors. Difficulties understanding emotions is known as 'Alexithymia' & I struggle greatly with this...we'll of course do a separate blog on this).
If you enjoyed the video, you can 'like' my page to keep getting more. Share with your friends and family too—the way we see and talk about autism needs to change.
DONATE LINK: www.gofundme.com/agonyautie
***Please note: we're not professionals, just a husband & wife team, using our time to make this happen. We're not professionals. This is MY interpretation of Theory of Mind. I'm only one person with autism—there're so many other stories to tell.
"I feel like I stumbled on a miracle that I want more people to know about."
A new therapeutic technology from local neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin, PhD is said to be a game-changer for those with Autism. It uses stimulation to override common stress responses. Learn more about 'Buzzies': http://bit.ly/2fOEC1u
Low tech / very accessible tool(s) to try at home! Check out this video as well as the website link for cool ideas.
Many children have sloppy handwriting. Sometimes, it's because of difficulties with visual tracking. We made an easy little tool that can help with handwriting, visually tracking numbers on a number line, & reading without skipping words or lines.
Read about HOW to use this visual tracking tool and WHY it works here: http://www.sugaraunts.com/2015/12/super-simple-visual-tracking-tool.html
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