October 2017

In the Clinic

Check out our new artwork in the waiting room! Which one is your favorite?


This Month

On the

Wee Speech Website:

 

App of the Month

First Phrases

Word Wall

October words, definitions, sentences and activities to print.

 

October Blog Postings

 

In the Waiting Room

Guess How Many?This month's winner is Josh K.!

Congratulations Josh! Children (and siblings) are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess. (Don’t forget your last name or initial.). The envelope for guesses is on the wall next to the book and toy bins in the Clinic waiting room. The drawing is at the end of the month and a special prize awaits the winner!!

Good Luck!!

 

October Birthdays!!

Max G.

Akiva G.

Lazer R.

Sophia S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2017 edition of the Wee Speech Newsletter.

 

Wee Speech is proud to partner with SpeechBytes to develop a brand new speech homework app!
At-home practice is a critical element in an overall speech therapy plan, helping your child make progress more quickly and consistently. But it can be hard to get your child excited to practice at home and even more difficult to find time in your busy day to make it happen.  

Here’s how it will work:
Log in to the app on your mobile device or tablet – the app is free to families.  
Enter your Wee Speech therapist’s private access code
As your child plays the game, each repetition is recorded and saved to a private and secure platform. This allows your therapist to review the practice session, correct and reward your child for their work, and plan accordingly for future sessions and practice. 
Check out a preview here!
The launch date will be end of October! Stay tuned!

October 14th is the Chicagoland Walk to Support Apraxia
Please join us in supporting the 9th annual Chicagoland Walk to Support Apraxia. This fundraiser helps to support research, information sharing and grants for families to assist with pursuing appropriate therapies for their children. It is hosted by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. This years walk will take place at Ty Warner Park in Westmont. Event details and information can be found here.

We Continue to Learn
On September 22, our team participated in a webinar on Apraxia. We learned new information and treatment techniques and viewed case studies to help us see the interventions in action. On March 3, 2018, Wee Speech will be hosting a workshop on Oral Placement Therapy to Improve Speech Clarity and Feeding Skills. We will be posting more information as it becomes available.

AAC Workshop - Still space available!!
Wee Speech will be sponsoring an upcoming presentation, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). LAMP was initially developed for individuals with autism, but has since been modified and can be used by other individuals with various disabilities. This one-day workshop will be presented by Amy Bereiter, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP on October 13, 2017. Amy has extensive experience working with individuals needing an alternate means of communication.  She currently works as at a LAMP Center of Excellence in North Virginia. 

This conference is designed for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, parents and others who support individuals who use AAC. Please see the attached link for specific information on this upcoming course. 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Visit the National Association for Down Syndrome's website for more information.

Big Fat Notebooks
There is a series of study guide books for middle schoolers called 'Big Fat Notebook". There is one for math, science, history and language arts. These books are a great homework resource for kiddos who need a little assistance! They are based on national and state standards and the most innovative ways to teach them. They are packed full of information and explanations written in a way that appeals to middle schoolers. Check them out !

Laura Drower & Julie Levin
Wee Speech, P.C.

What Are We Blogging about in October? Getting ready for your child's IEP meeting.

With the start of each new school year comes discussions about Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.  (more)


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Lisa Barich PT

If you have any additional questions please contact Lisa Barich PT at barichlisag@gmail.com
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For more information contact Lisa Barich, PT