Chris interviews a teaching assistant, Haley R., and the two discuss how improv & Floortime lineup. Haley has used her skills in improv comedy to both help teach students through DIRFloortime and help staff realize their true potential in play.
Chris interviews ToniAnn Loftus,MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD, and Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD, about their recent Journal Article "Food for Thought: Preparing the Brain to Eat New Foods through "Messy" Play." The article was originally a presentation that won "best presentation" at the London Conference.
Want to read the article? You can find it here: https://publications.waset.org/10010994/pdf
Liza Bernabeo MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD was born in Stony Brook, New York. She received a B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in Geneseo, New York, USA in 2008 and her masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University, in Garden City, New York, USA in 2010. She is currently a full time employee of the Rebecca School in New York , New York, USA. Liza is also a paid training leader for the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental Learning. She is also expertly trained in DIR/Floortime and has been working with in model since 2011. Her special interests include expressive and receptive language disorders, oral motor & feeding, DIR/Floortime, and neurodevelopmental communication disorders. Ms. Bernabeo is a is an active member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
ToniAnn Gambella Loftus, MS. CCC-SLP/TSSLD was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA. She received her bachelors degree from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA in 2008 and her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Seton Hall University in South Orange New Jersey, USA in 2010. She is currently a full time employee of the Rebecca School in New York , New York, USA. ToniAnn is also a paid training leading for the Interdisciplinary Counsel on Developmental Learning. She is also expertly trained in DIR/Floortime and has been working with in model since 2011. ToniAnn has a special interest in neurodevelopment, feeding and hearing. Mrs. Loftus is an active member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
On this special episode of the Rebecca Listener, a student joins the podcast to talk about their experience in transition prepping. He explains who the most important people are in his school transition plan and what he hopes to accomplish after graduation.
The Rebecca Listener is back with more content than before! This short episode is our season two podcast kickoff! Tina and Chris talk about the first month of school, what new changes are in store for this year, and much more!
Although it's June, our Speech department has come together to talk about their work and promote Better Speech and Hearing Month (May). The therapists talk about assisted hearing devices, different ways of communication, staff collaboration, and so much more.
Clinical Director Toni Tortora takes over as host for this week's podcast. She interviews Chris, Allison, and Morgan about the Tech/Science groups that several students participate in here at Rebecca School. Groups centered around technology and computers help foster critical thinking skills as well as shared attention when used appropriately.
Taking a step back and taking a deep breath can help us to self regulate/self soothe. Today's episode involves three therapists who co-run a breathing group, here at Rebecca School, which is helping students learn to self regulate, co regulate, and engage with each other.