Welcome to JCPS SLP online book club!

Welcome to JCPS SLP online book club. As we announced during the ‘Back to School’ meeting, we will be reading a memoir by Robert Rummel-Hudson. Schuyler’s Monster is the story of his daughter’s first few years and her struggle with communication secondary to an extremely rare neurological disorder. For more information about the book, you can visit http://schuylersmonster.blogspot.com/. The book can be ordered on amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. It is also available in e-book format for Kindle and Nook.

As you can imagine, This book club will operate a little differently than traditional, meet-once-per-week book club! We will check in once per week, but you will do it via the blog!

Here is how this will work:

Each week (the posts will publish on Wednesday mornings) we will cover 2 chapters from the book. One person will be responsible for putting together a reflective post for the 2 chapters. It does not have to be extremely long or in depth, it just needs to be reflective of the chapters. In your post, you should include questions and statements that provoke discussion among your fellow book club members. Book club members will then post comments and or questions about their thoughts on the chapter and questions posed in the post.

Here are the requirements (to earn PD credit):

  • Each person must sign up to compile one post (covering 2 chapters). This post will need to be submitted by the Monday before at noon.
  • Each person must make at least 5 comments throughout the course of the study.
  • You must log on and read the post each week, even if you choose not to comment on that particular post.
  • If you meet the minimum requirements, you will earn 3 hours of PD credit! And you can do it all at home in your bunny slippers!

Please let me know if you are planning to participate by sending an email to:
Kinsey.chambers@jefferson.kyschools.us by 9/14/16. Also, if you have a request for the chapters you would like to post about, include that information as well. We will have an introductory post that will reflect on some supplementary material on 9/14.

We will start with chapters 1 and 2 on 9/21. This will allow you time to get the book and get started reading, but also allow us to complete the study before winter break!

Hopefully we will have good participation and will be able to offer this as a PD regularly. This is a great opportunity to earn credit, connect with other SLPs and enrich your practice through learning about the perspectives of others! If you have questions or comments, please leave them below! If you are wondering, someone else probably is as well!



WHOOO are YOU???


Hopefully everyone is getting settled into their routine and getting comfortable with their caseload! Today I’m sharing an activity that could be beneficial in 3 ways: it will help you get to know your kiddos, give you the opportunity to review or introduce the EET method using familiar information, and provide some color in your office!

I was inspired by a recent find in the Target ‘dollar spot’:


If you can’t tell, it is an owl shaped chalkboard. I have to be honest….I haven’t really figured out a way to use it in conjunction with this activity. I am just telling you this to share that the ‘dollar spot’ is a great place to find inspiration.

Now, on to the important stuff…..

I have put together 3 different pages that you can use to teach kiddos to tell about themselves using the EET method.

This sheet is full color and can be used as a “prompting” sheet:


This sheet is also full color and could be used in conjunction with the prompting sheet to allow kiddos to write down key details about themselves:


This sheet could be used to review the EET prompts:


The circles are white, allowing the kiddos to color in the appropriate color based on the EET prompts. All of the above have space in the box at the top to either attach a photo of the student or to have the student draw a self-portrait. Either way, this would be a fun way to add come color to a blank wall or even a bulletin board!

What fun activities are you cooking up in your speech room?

**Graphics can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Chevron-Owl-Clip-Art-2039615

blank paper: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Lined-Paper-with-Illustration-Box-061349100-1371400673