What makes a good app?

As many of you know, I have presented at various state conferences on using apps in therapy – and comparing or showcasing apps so people can see what they’re really like without laying out a wad of cash. Today’s post is about how I choose what makes a good app. What makes a good app for you may be different, but I hope the post would give you food for thought so you know what “good” is.   News Flash! contest Continue reading

SLPChat is Back!!

Mary Huston, MS, CCC-SLP:

I LOVE seeing that the #SLPChats are starting up again! I sincerely hope all of you are able to participate in some way. For those that don’t know, an #SLPChat is a twitter discussion where participants can talk about relevant SLP topics freely. There is some guided discussion, and it’s always a good source of information and thought provoking discussions. In the past, we have discussed Cycles, NSOME, AAC…many different topics.
I hope I see you there! Drop me a note here if you plan to participate! Until then…Adventure on!

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Would you believe it if we told you that it has been over 5 years that SLPs from different corners of the globe have been using Twitter to network and share their expertise? Furthermore would you believe that the steady daily buzz of thousands of #slpeeps sharing, questioning, interacting, researching on Twitter was at that time a slow trickle, from a handful (literally) of peeps (The term #slpeeps wasn’t coined until later in 2010) searching for ideas, and more importantly similar persons within the field. It must be hard to imagine with the current #slpeeps presence on Twitter, but it truly highlights how far we have come as we continue to make our mark on social media, and on the world.

Another familiar hashtag is about to turn 5 this year as well…..you guessed it #slpchat!! Although we have been dormant for a while (due to work and life…

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Vocabulary building with Adolescents

It’s a new calendar year…and for me, that typically generates a desire to review how therapy is going, figure out what needs tweaking and really reconsider if I need to change an approach. Of course, I do some of this all of the time, but for some reason that break between Christmas and the New Year really makes me question myself.

This year is no exception…and the two students I find myself cycling back to are older elementary/middle school and vocabulary is the root of the issue…Well, attention and comprehension are really the issue, but we’re tackling the vocabulary aspect of both of those. So, while I had time, I dusted off some research files and started reading…This one I read, really resonated with me and I decided I’d make it the first blog of the new year.

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Appy New Year! My 10 favorite apps for 2014!

I haven’t shared any app information for a while…so I thought I’d take advantage of this Linky Party that Yapp Guru is hosting and share with you my top 10 favorite apps for the year. When you get done reading here…go check out Yapp Guru for the other expert reviewers favorite apps…and, you know…while you’re there take a moment to register for a FREE membership. You won’t regret it… I promise. They have big things happening!

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AAC – A Book Review

Also known as Adventures with Plural Publishing

A while ago, I was contacted by Plural Publishing wondering if I’d be interested in expanding my “reviews” from just apps and articles to books. Always up for an adventure, I agreed. Amazingly, book reviews take much longer than article reviews and/or app reviews (although, to be fair – some of the delay was because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to set things up and there was an unfortunate delay in blogging this year due to family health issues. But we’re back on track now).

So…without further ado… My first book review!

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It’s that time!

No…Not that time! It’s time for the 2014 Edublog awards!

I am including my list of nominees here…feel free to check them out, and, if so included – go nominate them yourself. I think nominations close on the 24th, but you have a little time…Even if you miss nominations – please please be sure to come back and vote.

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ASHA2014: EBP or Pseudoscience?

I’m not attending ASHA 2014 this year (very much to my dismay). I wanted to go…I had planned to go…and then one thing after another conspired so that I couldn’t. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not on my mind .. a lot.

First, and foremost, I’m going to miss the #SLPeeps.  SLPeepsLogoWhiteThis will be the first ASHA I’ve missed since we became really active on twitter and I miss connecting with established friends and meeting new friends in real-life. Not to mention they have some really fun activities planned.

But… as fabulous as the #Slpeeps are, they’re not the only reason I have ASHA on my mind (and if you don’t know how fabulous we are, you should check us out on twitter).

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