Shellie’s Strategies and Support

Here are a few great resources for teaching social skills!  The first is an article that discusses the recent popular movie “Inside Out” and how we can help our clients to learn from the mistakes made by Riley’s feelings.  The second resource is a practical guide that reviews lots of strategies and resources for teaching social skills.

The internet has given us the ability to access a flood of valuable resources and therapy activities – all for free! First is a link about early childhood development. The tip sheets are great to give to families and are available in English and in Spanish! On this link you will find downloadable resources and you can even order free materials.

This is a timely post from ASHA about using the Presidential Debates to Teach Social Language Concepts.

Thank you to all of our creative and knowledgeable professionals in the field who have sent me these wonderful therapy tools!


Happy March Birthdays!


Korinne Fernandez


Ryan Lacey


Jack Crawford


Antwaun Brown

Alexandra Arroyo

Elizabeth Hernandez


Natalie Santana


Meri Dovlatian


Matt Smith


Lawrence Taylor


Shanitha Gunawardena

Britteni Colbert


Esmeralda Mencias


Cameron Nesbitt


Jazmine Bonner

We are delighted to make a donation to Doctors Without Borders for each SLEA employee birthday.

Greetings From Helen

Hello to All,

March is upon us and spring break will be here soon.  Our office is very busy, with new referrals, reports, organizational discussions.  I am preparing to complete a class on Autism, which I have been teaching at CCRC to Head Start teachers.  It’s been fun!

I am also preparing for my CSHA presentation on how to encourage SLPs to assist in the speech and language component of a Functional Behavior Assessment.  Yasmin Luque, who is completing her BCBA, and is an SLP (bilingual) will be starting to perform Behavioral Assessments, which will  include SLP input and hopefully goals for implementation.  We are very proud of our staff!!!!

I am preparing a talk for Glendale Unified SLPs on developing reading and writing skills though the development of speech and language. I have also been travelling back and forth to Oakland to visit my grandkids.

The staff at the office are wonderful.  I am very proud of all they accomplish!

Wishing all of you a great month,



Shellie Bader, COO, will be presenting the following three courses. What a great opportunity to learn about mentoring, supervision and how to use interpreters!

1.        Make a Lasting Impact!  Creating a Positive and Meaningful Relationship with Your Mentee (Advanced Supervision Course) – Thursday, April 28th

2.        Supervision:  What You Need to Know (for Beginning Supervisors) – Friday, April 29th

3.        Help!  How to Use Interpreters for Valid and Compliant Bilingual Evaluations – Friday, April 29th

She is also the Convention Social Committee Co-chair.  SLEA will be encouraging SLPAs to attend the SLPA Luncheon on Saturday, April 30th. We will also be encouraging SLP students attending the convention to attend the Student Luncheon on Friday April 29th.

The CSHA convention is a wonderful way to connect with the Speech Therapy community in California.  The dates are April 28 – May 1, 2016
and the venue is the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA. with registration opening in mid February.