201: Ways to Support Your GLP’s Language Development with Farwa Husain

Ways to Support Your GLP's Language Development with Farwa Husain


Wondering how you can better support the Gestalt Language Processors on your caseload?

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I have Farwa Husain who is one of our March 2024 Speech Retreat speakers on the show. She specializes in Gestalt Language Processors and she’s here to share some of her expertise and teach us how we can better support their language development in speech.

Farwa Husain is a private practice owner of One-on-One Speech Therapy located in New Jersey. Farwa presented at the 2022 American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention on” Using Natural Language Acquisition to Support Autistic and Neurotypical Gestalt Language Development” as well as at the 2023 New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association (NJSHA) convention on “TV-Talk Communicates: Looking at Behaviors that Suggest Gestalt Language Processing.” 

Farwa is currently serving as President of Morris County Speech and Hearing Association, a non-profit organization that provides exceptional continuing education to SLPs and audiologists in New Jersey. Farwa takes a holistic, sensory-driven, play-based approach to help individuals unlock their optimal level of learning and loves to collaborate as an interdisciplinary team. 

She is devoted to culturally and linguistically appropriate therapy that celebrates a family’s unique lifestyle and mentors SLPs on supporting gestalt language processors around the world.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • What Gestalt Language Processing is and why it’s not as scary as it seems
  • The impact you can make when you let your students be themselves
  • How we can move mountains as SLPs 
  • The power in letting students honor themselves and their sensory systems
  • The importance of supporting families and building communities
  • How to target complex goals with GLPs 
  • Activities to use with your GLPs so that they can get to their goals 
  • How to do child-led therapy with older students
  • The six Gestalt stages that children go through
  • How you can implement change in your district by educating those around you


I hope you enjoyed this episode with Farwa and that you got some inspiration for how you can better support your Gestalt Language Processors! If you loved hearing from Farwa and want to learn more from her,  you can follow her on Instagram and check out her website. 

Learn more from Farwa at our March Speech Retreat conference! Grab your spot today at speechretreat.com!


Ways to Support Your GLP's Language Development with Farwa Husain


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