Lately, I have found myself reflecting on the amount of speech time each of my students receives. As I acquire new students and re-evaluate IEP goals and objectives, I need to decide on the best service delivery time to meet my students' needs. I decided to write a post about the process of deciding on service delivery time for speech. This is a moment of self-reflection for me, but may be helpful to others also [...]
September 20, 2015
September 16, 2015
Thank you to Twin Speech Language & Literacy for hosting this great linky focusing on speech and language screeners. There are so many times when I have needed a quick screener and just didn't have time to search for a good one. Now I won't have to search because there are several SLP bloggers who have linked up to share their screeners. I have an articulation screener that I use often and wanted to share, too. My screener is designed to be used by other SLPs, as well as classroom teachers who are in the process of gathering information for a possible referral [...]
September 15, 2015
Welcome to my new blog! I have been laying low on social media this month while I transitioned over to my new blog and it has been so difficult! I have wanted to post and share every day, but I was waiting for the blog to be ready and now I am excited to share it with you all. I want to thank Blogs Fitfor a Queen for designing my new blog. They really did a fantastic job and I HIGHLY recommend them for all of your blog design needs. Thank you Blog Queens!
A few months ago, I began thinking about a blog change. I really liked “Beautiful Speech,” but there were several things that got me thinking about a change. The biggest reason for my name change was that the name “Beautiful Speech” was already taken on several social media sites (I had to use “BeautifulSpch”) and I was unable to take ownership of beautifulspeech dot com. I also wanted something with a little more personality and Talkin' with Twang was just perfect. (Shout out to Jenna Rayburn at Speech Room News for helping me come up with the new name....isn't she amazing?) These reasons, among others, were what convinced me to go ahead and make the switch. And I am LOVING the new blog so much!
Eleven years ago I moved from San Diego, CA to a very small town in Central Texas. I immediately embraced the small town Texas life and have loved every day I have lived here. Speech therapy in rural Texas can bring some interesting moments and challenges that you may not find in more urban areas. I hope to share some of my Texas speech adventures with you through my blog posts.
I also love creating materials to use with my students and hope that others may find use for them as well. The main purpose of every product I create is to fulfill a need I have in my therapy room. I always work from my caseload, but try to make my products general enough that others can use them, too. Not everything is Texas/southern themed, but I do hope to create some new products over the next few months that will showcase my new theme of Talkin’ with Twang. I am looking forward to sharing a bit of my small town Texas life with you and hope that you may be able to add a little southern twang to your speech room, too!
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