Posts by DrKaren

Five Deceptively Simply Techniques to Build Vocabulary (and combat “speech teacher” syndrome)

Five Deceptively Simply Techniques to Build Vocabulary (and combat “speech teacher” syndrome)

  There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t hear an SLP out there cry in frustration: “I’m...

Most SLPs have been lied to…

Most SLPs have been lied to…

Okay…maybe those are strong words. But you’ve definitely been misled. When you decided to become an SLP, you probably heard...

Your step-by-step guide to improving narrative language

Your step-by-step guide to improving narrative language

Have you ever felt like you should be doing more “push-in” therapy instead of resorting to the standard “pull-out” model?...

How to get your students to write essays that actually make sense

How to get your students to write essays that actually make sense

If you keep reading, you’re going to learn how to help your students with language impairments who can’t write cohesive...

Semantic Feature Analysis for Adjectives

Semantic Feature Analysis for Adjectives

Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about semantic feature analysis. What is that, exactly? Keep reading to find...

The “Magic Bullet” for Language Therapy

The “Magic Bullet” for Language Therapy

Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I could just find that magic bullet that would solve all of...

What do an SLP and a naked mole rat have in common?

What do an SLP and a naked mole rat have in common?

Apparently, more that you realize. The naked mole rat has been described as “weird”, but “hardy”.  They’ve also been said...

Facts, Figures, and Research

Facts, Figures, and Research

This post is a continuous list of facts, figures, research, and practical solutions for SLPs treating students with language disorders....

Am I the worst SLP in the world?

Am I the worst SLP in the world?

I NEVER wanted to take a job as a school SLP. When I first took my school-aged language disorders course,...

Let’s focus on what matters for student achievement

Let’s focus on what matters for student achievement

If you work with kids, it can sometimes feel like we have too many factors out of our control. For...

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