Monday, September 28, 2009


"I have to rememberize the words." As said to me by a student while working on articulation.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mr. Literal

Working with a patient in therapy we make a rocket from construction paper. And the end of the therapy session he was talking about his "wocket" (mispronounced /r/) So I asked him, "Do you have a wocket in your pocket?" He paniced and said, "Honestly, I am only pretending to have the 'wocket' fly, it really isn't in my pocket."

Miss Sassy Pants

Little Miss Sassy Pants tells me today in therapy, "You don't want to make me speak English!" I told her, "Actually I do want to hear you speak English." So she replied back, "La la la la la!" English is her native language.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A retired man

I asked a patient, "What is formal attire for a man?" Her reply, "I dunno, a retired man?"

a deathescope

When asked, "What does a doctor have?" My patient replied, "A deathescope."

a poema

What do high school students get handed to them when they graduate?
- "A poema" Replied an 11 year old in therapy.

I'm not your brother!

Working with a 7 year old child in therapy I started to chuckle and said, "Oh brother." My patient got upset and said, "I'm not your brother!"

Me two

While working with a 2 year old on the correct pronunciation of the vowel sound /i/ as in the 'he'. The word of practice was 'baby'. I asked him, "Are you a baby?" "No" he replies. I ask, "Are you a big kid?" He again replies, "No". I question him, "Are you a little guy?" He looks up at me in confusion and said, "me TWO!"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

getting off task here

I gave a 7 year old scissors to cut out pictures. I reminded her, "please cut on the line." As she begins to cut she cut away from the line and stated, "Oh it looks like I'm getting off task here."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"...they got busy."

"They went round and round and round the ferris wheel until they got busy." -As said by a 5 year old reading Carl's Afternoon in the Park

Wisdom of a 5 year old...

While writing a note in the chart of a 5 year old patient, my pen quits working. I rhetorically ask, "Why won't this pen work?" The 5 year old responded, "You have to sharpen it!"