As SLPs, we have the opportunity to embed social-emotional learning into traditional language therapy, and a holistic approach to speech-language pathology would encourage us to take it!
An easy way we can do this is by building on the concepts that we are already teaching. For instance, we often target "wh questions" (e.g., who, what, when, where, why), but we don't always take the step further to delve into how we can *feel* these concepts in our bodies, and how we can express them with our emotions.
Example: In this reel, I'm working on 'when' questions with a group virtual session. Notice how I'm using the SLP topic to talk about social-emotional learning and identifying emotions. This is not an activity in identifying good vs. bad emotions, but simply highlighting different strategies that we can use when we feel certain things.
by Halle Demchuk, SLP
Paediatric SLP | GLP-Trained Clinician | Owner of HAEPI SLP
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