No, not THAT kind of surfing (remember, I’m in a landlocked state).
Adventures in SUBWAY surfing…
Also known as OMG, she’s talking about a non-speech app? What the heck?
Alternately known as Speech-language therapy is NOT supposed to be about games and having fun.
Wait a minute. That doesn’t sound right. Continue reading
Creatively known as How many ways can we fail a student?
Alternately known as Let’s describe Educational Impact.
Otherwise known as What do you mean it’s my fault he can’t get a job?
Hmmm. Did that last one get your attention?
One topic of conversation that’s popped up here, on Facebook, on the ASHA forums, etc. has been eligibility requirements for schools based services. Many SLPs have the understanding that children with only one or two speech errors are not eligible for services because they are not “severe” enough. I have been told that some schools do not do ‘articulation’ therapy at all as it’s not educationally impacting. Or the students were dismissed because of “time constraints.” I realize it’s not the SLPs that are doing this, it’s administration…but wow. What a way to fail our students.
Affectionately known as Adventures with CEUs
Alternately known as What do you mean it’s not EBP? They’re ASHA CEUs!
Every so often a situation arises where a person is slapped alongside the head with a clue by four. We have all had those “duh!” moments where we realize that a basic principle of life is not quite what we expected…if we’re lucky we also find out why.
There have been a couple of those slaps for me recently, and I thought I’d share them with you in the hopes that you can learn from my experiences. Continue reading
If you’ve read my words here often, you may have seen a few recurring thoughts. I seem to fluctuate between app reviews and calls for action (or complaint depending on your view).
To be honest, I’ve been trying to write a blog post for a while (I have several drafts of different topics) but nothing has really cemented itself and said “say me, say me” so I’ve waited…and as a result, you’ve waited as well. However, I think we’re ready now. As you may have already figured out, this is not a blog review…but discusses something that affects each and every one of us. Continue reading
I have been a member of ASHAs Special Interest Groups (SIGs) since I was in school and in NSSLHA. I’ve recently had several people ask me to justify belonging to any special interest group (it’s not cheap!). So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about it here.
Do you have a student or client working on /r/?
As a school SLP, I have … several. No matter how quickly I dismiss one, two more seem to spring up to take his place. There haven’t been a lot of apps that target just /r/, but I found one that I absolutely love!
Thank you all for the great comments on various Smarty Ears apps!
There were 24 total comments (but 4 were mine and don’t count). I used a random number generator to choose the two winners.
As you can see, comments 10 and 17 were the winners.
I have emailed the winners Hallie and Annie and given them their codes.
I have heard recently that a new Smarty Ears app will be out soon. The Reading Comprehension app looks like it will be absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to see it and use it in my therapy.
What type of app would you like best to see Smarty Ears develop? Anything in particular? Drop me a line!
Until then…Adventure on!