Ep. 68 Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Hey Hey Hey SLPs! Today we are talking about how to run a successful IEP meeting with the queen guru of managing your caseload, Mia McDaniel. This episode will give you tips and tricks on how to be more effective with your students and meetings.


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • 3 things SLPs can do to come to an IEP meeting more prepared
  • Tips for IEP teams that will help the IEP meetings run smoothly
  • How to prepare yourself for contentious IEP meetings or the meetings you are worried will have some tension

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Blog Posts and Resources Mentioned in the interview:


How and why take baselines: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5q09NBYWY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


Explaining the reasons for IEP recommendations:



The ultimate goal of dismissal:



Speech dismissal: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKDQnuwsK__/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


10 tips for conducting AMAZING IEP meetings that build parents’ trust:  


10 Professionalism Tips for your CF Experience and Beyond


Join the School SLP insiders group BEFORE it launches on January 2, 2022: https://www.facebook.com/groups/532590431155668 


Stay in touch with Mia:

Website: https://puttingwordsinyourmouth.com

Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/puttingwordsinyourmouth 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PuttingWordsInYourMouth

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/miamcd/_created/ 

TeachersPayTeachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mia-Mcdaniel 




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Ep. 65 Therapy Ideas for Using a Gingerbread Man Theme

Ideas for a Gingerbread Man Theme

Hey Hey Hey SLPs! So it’s the month of December tomorrow and you have another three weeks until you get a nice long two-week winter break. In today’s episode, I will be talking about fun activities you can do with a gingerbread man theme. These are great for this time of year because they are low prep, simple, and fun for your students!



In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Books and activities to use with a gingerbread man theme

  • Games to play with a gingerbread man theme

  • A gingerbread man hunt activity 


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Ep. 44 How to Cover Various Goals Using Themes

Ep. 44 How to Cover Various Goals Using Themes

Hey Hey SLPs! In this week’s episode you will learn how you can use themes to cover a lot of goals. I will walk you through what is a theme, how I started doing theme therapy and you will hear examples of how you can take a theme and adapt them for all ages. If you are new to theme therapy, this episode will give you a ton of nuggets to help you feel more comfortable. You will hear how to adapt these themes even for a large caseload! You can also get a free themed therapy planning cheat sheet, so you can map out all the goals and skills you can target with whatever theme you pick.   

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What is Theme Therapy?
  • How I started doing theme therapy.
  • Tangible examples of theme therapy.

If you LOVE doing themed therapy, but are tired of spending endless hours searching Pinterest and TPT for themed activities to cover your Prek-5th grade caseload, then the Themed Therapy SLP membership is for you! Having monthly themed activities for a wide range of goals and ages will save you time, stress and money! Want to know when the membership will be ready? Get on the waitlist by clicking the pink button below.   Themed Therapy SLP Membership WaitlistGet on the waitlist to know when this helpful membership is available.

Ep. 27 Tips for Parent Coaching

Ep. 27 Tips for Parent Coaching

As Marvin Gaye puts it, “It Takes Two” even for parent coaching. This week Felice will give practical tips and strategies to help with parent coaching!  You will learn how to communicate with parents so they can see the benefits and buy-in to your strategies. Parents need to understand what strategy you want them to use, why you want them to use it, and how to use it. 

In this episode: 

You’ll hear

  • How to find out what barriers parents may have and how to fill those needs.
  • How to discuss the best way for the student to learn and be coached. 
  • How to use the TACO method and why it is important for parent coaching.
  • How to be positive and keep encouraging the parents.

If you are implementing a parent coaching model for students in Prek-2nd grade, and need easy ways to show parents how they can use a toy to cover lots of speech and language skills, you can use my toy companion cheat sheets.

Elizabeth shares that she uses these cheat sheets like this, “This has been so helpful in my parent coaching sessions while students learn virtually. I can send it to them ahead of time, and then point out the parts to focus on. It has also helped me use some popular toys in new ways during in person sessions!”

Ep. 25: AAC and Autism with Rachel Madel

Ep. 25: AAC and Autism with Rachel Madel

Hey SLPs….“Don’t Stop Believin”.  This week Rachel Madel shares how she is inspired by that iconic 80s song. “We have to start with the belief that kids are capable of making progress and learning how to communicate!” Rachel will give practical tips for AAC and Autism and advise on how SLPs can come together as a team to figure out what works!


in this episode: 

You’ll hear:

  • Troubleshooting tools for students. Finding different strategies that work for each individual student.
  • How to know if a child would benefit from an AAC device. 
  • Working on AAC in therapy sessions.
  • How SLPs with very heavy caseloads can support students with AAC. 
Keep in Touch with Rachel Madel:

Website: www.rachelmadel.com

Instagram: @rachelmadelslp

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZWzF606AWLc5zvwBTA7CDA

Podcast: www.talkingwithtech.org

Free Materials for AAC: www.rachelmadel.com/freebies 


Resources and Blog Posts Mentioned:

CORE words mastery: https://www.rachelmadel.com/blog/four-quickest-ways-to-core-word-mastery-part-ii

How to Use a CORE Board to Get Your Child Talking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-aam4LI3kc

Instagram LIVE Replay for virtual AAC therapy and assessment

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