An Interview with Jenna Rayburn, SLP

Jenna Rayburn M.A., CCC-SLP

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Teachers are so important in a child’s life. A child will often cherish the memories of a really great teacher for years after they graduate. Kids with speech disorders who work with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) are no different. SLPs try to make speech therapy fun and exciting to help the child learn speech and language skills without it feeling like a chore.

Kids who enter certified SLP Jenna Rayburn’s speech therapy room are likely to play an articulation-oriented game of Candy Land, work with magnets to create stories and learn proper sentence structure, and play a whole host of other innovative games while reaching their speech therapy goals. They can even work on their articulation skills while playing Twister. Jenna Rayburn uses her incredible creativity to turn children’s games into speech therapy lessons, and she shares her ideas on her blog, Speech Room News. Jenna loves incorporating both classic games and new technology into her lesson plans. Read on to find out Jenna’s tips for parents who are new to speech therapy and those who are looking for fun ways to do at-home speech therapy exercises.

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An Interview with Deborah Luetkenhoelter, MA,CCC-SLP

Speech Therapy Techniques
Deborah Luetkenhoelter

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Deborah Luetkenhoelter is a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in working with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Deborah works with schools and families in a collaborative environment to address communication needs. Today, she’s sharing her expert knowledge regarding the challenges that autistic children frequently encounter, as well as some of the evaluation measures that she uses in her practice. Deborah emphasizes that it is critical to improve communication, whether verbal or nonverbal, in children with autism in order to reduce inappropriate behaviors.

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