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Be a Team for your Child – Teachers and Parents Together

Several years ago, I wrote an article entitled Hey There Educators – Who Needs You More? You may want to read that over as you begin a new school year. But for now, let’s talk about being a team! https://talkitrockit.com/2015/01/11/hey-educators-needs/ ‎ Parents, as you begin a new year with your child in school, think about […]

Building Sounds to Make Words

Helping children build sounds to make words is incredibly rewarding.This illustrates a recent experience I had with one of my students with limited ability to produce sounds. We brainstormed how to encourage positive communication even with limited verbal skills. http://184.171.249.2/~tiri/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/vowels.pdf Motor Planning Issues – One of my little students has been working on producing vowel […]

Are you into singing or rapping? Both are great for learning!

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of music to enhance speech and language learning. Whether you are trying to remember your phone number, memorize 5 facts for a history test, or learn how to spell a complicated word, attaching those skills with a song can be a huge help. The same is true for young […]

The Parents of our Parent-Teacher Organization Are SPECIAL!!

Thinking about parents – As I get ready for a new school year, my mind often goes, not only to my little students, but their parents as well. I thought I would share something I wrote for our Early Childhood Special Education PTO defining the word, “special”. I have been a staff representative for the […]