Last week I summarized and commented on an research study about the how Kindergarten classrooms have changed since the 90's, specifically, that academic demands have increased and opportunities for play have decreased. You can read that blog post here. But it's not just in school that children's daily activities have changed. A study published in 2004 found … Continue reading Let Them Play! The Argument for More Play in School
Speech-language pathologists are very familiar with the social, emotional, cognitive, and communicative importance of play for young children. Those of us who work in schools also know that opportunities for play are decreasing in our kindergarten classrooms. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net A study published in January, 2016 by researchers at the … Continue reading All Work and No Play in Kindergarten?
I was incredibly fortunate that my first job out of grad school was a clinic with a wealth of materials and amazing clinicians for me to learn from. I got to use many high quality, evidence-based treatment and assessment tools as well as learn from the creativity and ingenuity of my co-workers. The two years I … Continue reading Must-Haves for the Elementary SLP Starting Out