*Next time you are in a session, try to keep track by tallying or recording the number of times you say "ok." In graduate school we were required to tally how many times "ok" was used during one of our therapy session.s Now I am more conscious of not overusing the word "ok" during sessions. Instead I try to state something specific that I want the client to work on and/or specific positive reinforcement. It is challenging sometimes, but I think it helps to develop the skills of the client and the therapist.
*Example: Client produces the /b/ sound correctly. Instead of saying "ok good" you could say, " P I really like the way you put your lips together to make the /b/ sound" or "Wow, I can see you have really been practicing the /b/ sound."
*Reinforcement can be modified for each client, but the goal is to reduce the number of times "ok" is being used in the session.
The schedule included in this post is a sample schedule that worked for me when studying for the Praxis exam, keep in mind I had a month to study so the calendar is only for one month for the chapters that I covered from one of the Praxis study books that I used.
I studied in a month’s time frame, you will have more then a month to study so you can split up your reading even more then I did. I broke up studying by chapters and the areas that I needed more time to read over the information, I used more then one day for some of the chapters, depending on the length and complexity. For example, I wanted to take more days to cover and read Anatomy. Break up reading the way that is easiest for you.
Stay tuned for studying tips that helped me in preparation for the Praxis Exam!