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Therapy Corner

Disconnect the Tech!
Staci Jackson, M.A., CCC-SLP Technology is everywhere and it is being used by younger and younger students. Most students today have been using technology almost since birth. Recently, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), polled parents of students under the age of eight regarding their daily use of technology. The results …
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How to motivate students in ways that count
Show interest in what your student is learning and doing. Talk about the content of what students are learning rather than what grades they are getting – ask what and why they are learning. In sports jargon, this means not defining success in terms of winning or losing, but rather …
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The family that reads together
When you read to your student often and combine reading time with play time, your student will link books with fun times together. Choose books that are on your student’s language level and that your student likes. Even older students like to be read to. Here are some things you …
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Striving for Accuracy and Precision
Inaccuracy and poor precision can lead to disasters in life and in school. An example of sloppy work was Chernobyl, in which a big nuclear reactor in Ukraine exploded because of sloppy maintenance and repair work. It spread radiation all over Russia and large parts of Europe. Often our students …
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Persisting, that is persevering at a task even though the resolution is not immediately apparent
As we enter the month of October with only 9 weeks of the academic year remaining and summer now almost in full swing given the heat wave over the last few days, we can easily be forgiven for feeling fatigued. But we cannot afford to; as there is still so …
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Managing Impulsivity
It relates to the ability to delay gratification, not to take the first reward that comes our way, but to hold out for our ultimate goal. This has been shown to have significant correlations to success. In a similar way this habit relates to the ability to withhold judgement before …
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Thinking Flexibly
Some students have difficulty in considering alternative points of view or dealing with more than one classification system simultaneously. THEIR way to solve a problem seems to be the ONLY way. They perceive situations from a very ego-centric point of view: “My way or the highway!”.  An amazing discovery about …
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Persistence
Every student will experience times that they’re not interested in finishing a book, either because the topic is boring, or they’re ready for another activity. (This is normal!) But persistence in this case means – the ability to look at new ways to reach your goal when you are stuck …
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Striving for Accuracy
As we get closer to the end of year exams we look at a habit that should stand us in good stead in the preparation for the exams: ‘Striving for Accuracy’ Will second best really do, Is near enough good enough? Are you happy with just OK?  Successful people  tend …
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Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
As we head into the exams thinking and communicating with clarity and precision becomes very important at this time, especially in answering exam questions. Students who are skilled at thinking and communicating with clarity and precision have developed a habit of using correct names for objects, ideas and processes. They …
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