me 2016

Hello!  My name is Heidi Britz.  I am a speechie (speech language pathologist or SLP or mom, I pretty much answer to any and all of the above) with almost 25 years pediatric experience in hospitals and public schools.  I am currently a lead SLP in my county, I mentor new grads and have been developing social language assessment, rubrics and RTI for the county over the past two years.

I saw the light when a fellow SLP (thank you Colleen!) introduced me to Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking concepts about ten years ago.  It changed the way I approached therapy and as I learned more, I wanted to share more with my colleagues, community and families.  You will find MANY references to her materials and ideas, and as you share them, please remember to give credit where credit is due (to her)!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can also find me on Instagram @ SmartmouthSLP

or on TeachersPayTeachers at:


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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  Heidi Britz, MA CCC SLP.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Valerie Downs says:

    Hi Heidi!
    I’ll be sharing your blog with the counselor, SLP and special ex teachers With whom I’m working.
    I really enjoyed the energetic and approachable messages you “put out there.”

  2. Micheale-Lynn Jackson says:

    Thank you for developing an excellent self-assessment and observation tool. As a school-base SLP it is excellent team social language observation tool for team members. I find it a great companion to the Zones curriculum we are using in our school. It is also another way team members organize their thoughts, carry-over language and concepts in social language. I am most challenged to collaborate the data from the team and correspond developmental stages. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, M. L. Jackson

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