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What comes first? Short-term objectives or the toy?

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on January 21, 2016 12:01 AM

I’m a toy enthusiast. Luckily for me, as an auditory-verbal practitioner, toys are the tools of my trade and I can share my love of toys with the children I work with and their families.

I have to admit, however, that toys have gotten me into trouble at times. Not trouble of the financial kind; the goal setting kind.

In other words, I have sacrificed appropriately...

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Let Your Holiday Toys and Decorations Do The Talking ALL Year Round!

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on December 19, 2014 12:12 AM

At this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different holidays,  some Hanukkah, while others are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a jolly fellow in a red suit on Christmas eve or morning.  Decorations have been put up and gifts are waiting to be opened.

At SoundIntuition, we are using this time to celebrate the toys and decorations of the holiday season, and the professionals and families around...

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Do you T.H.I.N.K. when providing intervention?

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on February 6, 2015 12:02 AM

Auditory-verbal therapists spend a lot of time coaching, providing feedback and engaging in collaborative discussions with parents. Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, teachers and other early intervention professionals (professionals) are no exception. Effective communication is recognized as a priority across the health care continuum because it directly affects the quality of patient care, safety, medi-care outcomes and patient satisfaction (1995).

Occasionally, professionals may need to deliver news or feedback that can...

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The 'Say NO to Selection Tasks' challenge

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on September 12, 2014 12:09 AM

There’s a good chance that you’ve taken a challenge of some kind.

Everyone loves a challenge, especially when it’s a challenge that leads to something good.

That ‘something good’ could be an extraordinary accomplishment. Like an entry into the World Guinness Book of Records—one mother I worked with pulled a 109,000 lb. train 73 feet and 6 inches with eleven of her cross fit partners in...

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Common Myths about AVT (part 1 of series)

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on March 12, 2014 12:03 AM

I once attended a conference of audiologists and while waiting for the shuttle bus to take me back to the hotel, an audiologist approached me to ask how I was enjoying the conference. After we had exchanged introductions and information about our practices, she asked a number of questions that we have decided to share in a series of blogs in the hope that we can dispel some of...

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Raising an Auditory-Verbal Therapist

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on February 25, 2014 12:02 AM

From an early age, I knew I was a privileged little girl.

My idea of privilege, however, had nothing to do with money, popularity, or good looks. For me, it was being able to hear with easy-to-hide hearing aids, and not having to wear eye-glasses like my best friend did. That and being able to hear and speak English, which was downright difficult to learn with a bilateral severe to...

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