163: Freddie the Fly Buzzing By with Kimberly Delude


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First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast


Guest: Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP - As SLPs, there is only so much that we can do in the short weekly sessions we have with our patients. That is why the activities that kiddos do outside of our therapy rooms are so important to their speech and language development. The research on this is clear, but there is a major time lag between research and implementation. Fortunately, some SLPs are ahead of the curve, and in today’s episode, we are joined by one of them. Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP, realized early on in her career the importance of involving caregivers in their children’s SLP journeys. This realization inspired Kimberly’s second series of award-winning books, Fairy Tales 2.0 (her first was Freddie the Fly, which she was motivated to write when she noticed the lack of child friendly resources targeting social skills). In our discussion, we cover a variety of examples of how parents can incorporate speech and language activities in their pre-existing routines; a concept called functional carryover. Kimberly also shares some of the strategies she uses in her own sessions, including her take on narrative retelling and her use of self-rating feedback sessions.