This is part of a continuing series of posts on therapy ideas to support assistants (SLPAs) and paraprofessionals in the schools in their work with students and their supervising SLPs.
The 85th annual Better Hearing and Speech Month may have started May 1, but it’s not too late to take advantage of the opportunity to raise awareness of communication issues and your important role in your school community! Here are some resources and topics you and your supervising SLP might find useful:
- History of Communication timeline
- Entertaining stories about the origins of some common idioms
- Stuttering Foundation of America’s Facts on Stuttering
- ASHA’s coloring pages, fact sheets, and activities for the public
- Check to see who is “Twittering” about BHSM
- ASHA’s “Listen to your Buds” campaign to educate about hearing loss and safe use of personal audio technology.
- Check ASHA’s blog for a roundup of social media resources each week this month.
SLPAs and paraprofessionals should always operate within the scope defined by state and national licensing organizations and should only conduct allowable tasks under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist.