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Communication Tips for Professionals - When meeting with parents of children with disabilities, consider these suggestions to improve your communication skills.

What are Vocal Nodules? - Learn about vocal nodules, how they can affect voice production, and how to prevent them.

Good Habits for Healthy Vocal Cords - This list of do's and don'ts for good vocal cord health will help keep your voice in top shape.

Charting Vocal Abuses Chart - This chart can be used to record different types of vocal abuse. Make several copies of this chart and cut out. Punch holes in one corner and hold together with a ring. Record one abuse per page. The child records the number of times for each abuse every day, and shares the data with the clinician, with the goal of decreased frequency of abuses.

Child Symptom Checklist for Vision - Should we evaluate? Sometimes the educational team is uncertain if a comprehensive evaluation of a childís abilities is appropriate. This grading system takes a look at specific child symptoms to determine whether the observed difficulty may be related to vision, rather than some other developmental delay, making it easier for clinicians, teachers and parents to determine what direction to take in the assessment process.

Things to Do When Meeting AAC Users - Do I pretend to understand? Do I wait for them to finish? Improve your communication skills when interacting with users of augmentative communication devices. Share this with others in the AAC user's environment.

Writing the Observability Component of Objectives - Use this "shopping list" of verbs to make certain your student's lesson objectives are observable and measureable.

Classroom Techniques - This article is loaded with techniques to try in the classroom when working with students With language-learning disorders.

Serving Hearing-Impaired Children - Hearing-impaired students will benefit from these suggestions to help you meet their special needs in the classroom.

Framework of Poverty - Learn how the performance of children from impoverished environments can be adversely affected in the academic setting, and how to maximize their learning potential. Possible goals/objectives for working with these children are highlighted in this presentation.

Stuttering Attitudes Checklist - When working with children who stutter, counseling is an inportant part of the management plan. This attitude checklist can help reveal a child's feelings and attitudes, providing a starting point for discussion, understanding, and growth in a child's perceived self-image.

Articulation Intervention Ideas - When interventions are required prior to a possible articulation referral, these ideas should be helpful for teachers and parents.

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