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Working Effectively with Interpreters

abril 29, 2021

I learned several tips and other information as I began to work with an interpreter for the first time. For the very first time, I knew exactly how it felt like to be a monolingual SLP. I took this opportunity as a learning experience and reflected on how I can improve my family communication skills, cultural awareness and humility while working with these families. Continue reading to learn about some of the key points I took away while working with interpreters. 

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Determining Language Dominance: Why It's Important & How to Measure It

febrero 25, 2021

As speech language pathologists, we need to be able to determine exactly where our bilingual student falls on the bilingual continuum by measuring the his/her language dominance in both languages. Why is this important and how do we do this you may ask? I will answer your questions down below: 

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40 FREE Websites for Speech Therapy

febrero 04, 2021

Whether you are a monolingual SLP, bilingual SLP, or a parent, these websites will sure be handy for any speech therapy session, tele-therapy session, or for in-home speech therapy practice. I have complied a list of my favorite FREE websites to use for speech therapy. Check them out! 

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Necessary Bilingual SLP Blurbs for Report Writing

noviembre 09, 2020 1 Comentario

A strategy that has been super helpful for me, and that has saved me lots of time, is to save all of my report writing blurbs. Over the years, I have collected and saved blurbs that I have written which I can easily copy and paste into a report and edit/revise as needed. These blurbs include bilingual assessment templates, language sample templates and blurbs that explain difference versus disorder. I am sharing with you some useful templates that bilingual SLPs often request from me.

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The Bilingual Continuum During Times of COVID-19

septiembre 01, 2020

As the new school year starts, I cannot help but think about my bilingual students and how their language proficiency might have shifted over the summer vacation. You may be wondering, what do you mean shifted? Well, before I can explain how my students’ language proficiency might have shifted, we need to talk about the complexity of bilingualism and the bilingual continuum. 

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Diverse Books to Use in Speech Therapy

agosto 24, 2020 1 Comentario

As speech therapists, we are often easily influenced by the popular speech therapy books that are often talked on social media or blogs. I am guilty of using popular books like “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, if you give a mouse a cookie, etc. Don't get me wrong, these are great books that allow SLPs to target a variety of goals. However, you can also target a variety of goals with the following diverse and multi-cultural books as well. Here are my top picks for books to use in therapy as well as language goal areas that you can target with the books.  

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Osmo Review & How to Setup Your Osmo via Airplay on Zoom & Google Meet for Remote Learning

agosto 18, 2020 3 Comentarios

Word on the street is that Osmo is the latest must-have gadget for every SLP and teacher participating remote/distance learning. So, what’s all the hype about? Is the Osmo Little Genius Kit worth the bucks? Well, here is my honest review about the Osmo as well as a “How-to” setup guide for air playing the Osmo on the Zoom and Google Meet Platform.

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16 Essential Items that Every SLP Should Have

agosto 20, 2019

It’s back to school season and if you are starting a brand new job in the school setting, it can be pretty over-whelming trying to figure out exactly what speech therapy-related materials you will need. Here’s a rule of thumb and a tip that I always tell my CF-SLPs and grad student interns..

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Bringing Diversity & Cultural Pride into the Classroom

agosto 14, 2019

Due to the latest brutal and violent events that have occurred in our country towards Latino immigrants, I have decided to write a heart felt post to bring awareness and advocacy to the topic.

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What every SLPs should do during an evaluation if he/she doesn't speak the student’s language

agosto 04, 2019

It can be super challenging to evaluate a student that speaks a completely different language other than the one you speak. With so many languages that exist in our world, (over 6,500 languages to be exact) as a SLP, you are bound to encounter a student that speaks another language other than English. According to the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) only about 6.4% of SLPs speak another language other than English, this may also mean that finding a bilingual SLP that speaks the language you need to assess may not always be accessible. So what do you do? 

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5 Reasons Why I Became a SLP

agosto 02, 2019

I love my job and I love the reward it brings every day knowing that I was able to help someone. I frequently get asked by prospective students why I chose to become an SLP and here is what I often say. 

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    My Journey to Becoming a Bilingual SLP

    marzo 29, 2019 1 Comentario

    I’ve always had a strong passion for working with the bilingual population and making a difference in the Latino community since I can remember and picking a career to study was not an easy task.

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