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Distance Learning, Expressive Language, Problem Solving, Receptive Language, Social Skills

How to Use Interactive PDF Resources in Speech Therapy

If you’re like me and diving headfirst into teletherapy or just want to simply incorporate more digital materials and save some trees you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Learning how to use interactive PDF resources in speech therapy doesn’t have to be overwhelming though.

I’ve recently learned that there are two types of PDFs (portable document format) one is called a static PDF and the other one is called an interactive PDF.

Echolalia, Expressive Language, Secondary Life Skills, Social Skills

Best Echolalia Definition for Children with Autism

echolalia [ ek-oh-ley-lee-uh ] definition

Echolalia Definition: What is Echolalia?

  • “The uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person (echolalia, 2002).”
  • “The tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person (echolalia, 2002).”
  • “The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism (echolalia, 2002).”
Listening, Problem Solving, Secondary Life Skills

5 Steps to Self-Advocacy in the Community [Life Skills]

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak up for yourself or on the behalf of someone else or for a cause. It is also the ability to know your rights and responsibilities and to reach out to others when you need help or support. When you self-advocate you have the ability to be assertive as well as negotiate for one’s self, others, or for a cause.

Teaching our students to self-advocate during community outings is an important skill to get their needs met.

Expressive Aphasia, Expressive Language

The Ultimate Guide to Expressive Aphasia

What is Expressive Aphasia? 

Expressive aphasia, also known as Broca’s aphasia or non-fluent aphasia, is a type of aphasia. Individuals with expressive aphasia have a loss of speaking fluently or writing fluently.

Speech can appear very effortful. Finding the right words or producing the right sounds is often difficult. Although they struggle to speak fluently their comprehension can be mostly retained with some difficulties understanding complex grammar.