Are they 18 yet?™

Are they 18 yet?™


Latest Episodes

Language therapy: Managing info overload and misinformation
June 29, 2022

Back when I first started practicing, I found language therapy to be super overwhelming. There were so many peer-reviewed articles, books, and seminars, and it was hard to sift through it all and determine how to apply it to therapy. These days, we not on

Rerelease: Burnout, boundaries, and systems
June 22, 2022

In episode 65 of the Are They 18 Yet?® Podcast, I take a break from the regular content to talk about burnout and boundaries; and specifically how I use systems to help me set healthy boundaries and reduce burnout.Back when I started working as an SLP in

Are kids ready to work on complex sentences in early elementary school?
June 15, 2022

In episode 64 of “Are they 18 yet?”®, I share a Q & A from the Language Therapy Advance Foundations members’ group about working on complex sentences with students in early elementary school. Part of the framework I teach focuses on building skills li

Navigating dyslexia and working memory goals
June 08, 2022

In episode 63 of “Are they 18 yet?”®, I share a Q & A from the Language Therapy Advance Foundations members’ group about dyslexia diagnosis and treatment, as well as working memory goals. I get a lot of questions about who is qualified to diagnose and

Childhood anxiety and mental health (with Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner)
June 01, 2022

There’s been an increase in depression and anxiety in kids in recent years, which is why I wanted to have an expert on the show who’s had years of experience working with childhood trauma and anxiety.In this episode, I talk with Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner, w

Building word-retrieval and independent word learning in K-12 kids
May 25, 2022

I get a ton of questions about how to support kids who have weak word-retrieval, so I wanted to share a powerful technique you can use to address this. When kids have poor word-finding skills, it’s often because they’re not engaging in the internal dialog

Traveling with autistic kids (with Dawn Barclay)
May 18, 2022

When it comes to supporting autistic kids, I’ve come across a lot of resources that help with the home and school environments. But many families aren’t sure how to navigate unexpected and novel situations with their kids; which means travel is often out

ADHD coaching for young adults (with Lori Melnitsky)
May 11, 2022

When it comes to working on executive functioning and “social skills”, one of the biggest complaints I hear from therapists is that their clients don’t generalize. That’s often because when it comes to working on these types of skills, direct therapy alon

How to build social problem-solving skills (without being ableist)
May 04, 2022

How do you know if an intervention is neurodiversity affirming and evidence-based?Are child-led interventions actually in a child’s best interest?What’s the right way to build social skills, “pragmatic language” and social communication skills?I’ve done a

Demystifying the “specific learning disability” (with Jil Stauter)
April 27, 2022

Navigating the special education eligibility process is confusing for all parties involved (parents, professionals, etc.). That’s why I wanted to get some insight from someone who understands the process inside and out. In episode 57 of Are they 18 yet?®