Sunday, May 6, 2018

SPEECH AND LITERACY CONNECTION

BYU hosted an all-day workshop by Kelly Ferquharson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP on the connection between
Speech Sound Disorders (SSD) and Literacy. Here is the handout that was given.
It was very enlightening. The takeaway message I got and implemented was to screen each child with a phonological awareness screener before you dismiss the school-age child.


LITERACY BYU HANDOUT




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

INTENSIVE SUMMER SPEECH PROGRAM

The Annual Intensive Summer Speech Program (ISSP) 
       Celebrating Ten Year!  

I work with speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice, receptive-expressive language issues, literacy, auditory processing, social-pragmatic issues and accent modification, 

Here is a brief description.
What is it?: It's a three-week intensive speech program. (Research has shown a positive impact on maximizing progress with intensive programs (Four days in a row being optimal.)
ACTION: You can designate the frequency to be seen 1 to 4-day option. (Most come 4 days as this is optimal for intensive purposes). 

Where and when is it held?  It's held at the A+SpeechTherapy 1379 S 740 E. Orem UT 84097. From June 11 - June 28.  Some clients have requested to start June 4 for Camp reasons, All sessions will be held between 8:00 am to 12:30 pm or so.
ACTION: Contact me if you need to start on an earlier date than June 11th.


How much does it cost? The cost is the same as a regular 30-min session per client. For the intensive sessions, you get an additional 15-minutes per session = 45 minutes for $50 per session. This is a huge benefit, more time for the same price. 
ACTION: All sessions are paid at the beginning of the program. 

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel would benefit from this service. They will have to schedule an evaluation first for all newcomers as soon as possible.  

This only comes around once a year.

Feel free to email me with any questions or preferences at adorais159@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

WHAT BETTER WAY TO WELCOME IN 2018 THAN WITH A GOOD SPEECH APP SALE.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE SPEECH APPS.  THESE ARE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SPEECH APPS OUT THERE. I USE THE ARTICULATION STATION PRO AND ARTICULATION TEST CENTER.

CHECK OUT THEIR 30% SALE FOR A WEEK.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WELCOME FALL CLIENTS



Call; Email; adorais159@gmail.com or call Ann Dorais, 801-372-4383              Limited spots left.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Fourth of July

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT  SEEING OUR LARGE COUNTRY FLAG UNFURLING HIGH IN THE CANYONS  OF OUR HOME TOWN!  
THIS CERTAINLY GAVE ME GREAT PATRIOTIC FEELINGS!                    
 TO CELEBRATE THE FLAG,
A CHILDREN'S CHOIR CALLED "ONE VOICE"
CAME FROM SLC TO SING ABOUT OUR COUNTRY!
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY    

Monday, April 17, 2017

Autism Awareness Month

In Honor of Autism Awareness Month, check out my Pinterest boards for Autism and Behavior Management categories.  Most 'typical" people learn these social skills incidentally with time and experience, where as those with autism require very discrete steps and patient support with many of these areas to navigate through their lives.
Autism Pinterests

Behavior Management Boards 
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

NEED IDEAS? BROWSE MY PINTEREST PAGES

If you want lots of ideas for speech, stuttering, language, literacy, recipes or fun kids ideas
check out my PINTEREST pages.

ANN DORAIS' PINTEREST PAGES

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter Speech and Language ideas


Be sure and take advantage of seasonal and everyday  speech and language vocabulary and concepts
 


Teach verbs with action words, regular and irregular verb tense).
The easiest is to actually do the actions, then take pictures of them doing the actions and review later.  Next, let them hide and find objects or stuffed animals for prepositions.  Books are also a good way to point out actions and prepositions.
RATIONALE;  Understanding and giving directions requires a vast knowledge of verbs and prepositions.

1. Vocabulary (use sights, sounds, touch, and actions and prepositions)
vocabulary lists.
Teachers pay teachers, Free Verb pages,  Free Preposition pages
Teacher's notebook,  Free Verb handouts,  free Preposition handouts

2. Concepts;
A) Opposites or antonyms; see TPT link,  Free Antonyms, TNB Free Antonym handouts
B) Sensory learning; Sensory boxes; cotton for snow, clear rocks for rain, beans, rice, fake grass, shaving cream- snow, Great lessons for adjectives. Sensory Boxes Ideas


3. Speech Sense; TPT link,  free Articulation pages,  TNB Free Articulation units

4. Language sense; Felt StoriesPreschool Story units, free and costs are mixed and look through the list.