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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Yapp Guru Adventures!

If you haven’t discovered Yapp Guru yet, prepare for an “adventure.” This fairly new site is going to be one of your favorite places to go for all things SLP app related. One of the absolute most cool things about it, is it is owned and run by SLPs who are in the field and on the front lines, just like you and me. This is a fantastic site! Don’t believe me? Keep reading! Continue reading

What’s in a label?

research tuesdayIt’s that time again! After a brief hiatus due to family “stuff” I am back to doing Research Tuesday. With any luck I will be able to keep up the routine…I know I’m happier when I actually get things done on here…and it’s been WAY too long since I had a post! 

Today’s research Tuesday discusses the need (or lack of) for providing a “label” for unexplained language issues in children. To be fair, I need to warn you though…this is not “research” in that there’s controls, things that are done, and data to graph…It is research in that it’s compiling a lot of information, asking some tough questions, and posing challenges. The author is a much respected SLP who is available on many social media platforms and I truly hope I don’t upset her with this discussion. I found the article extremely helpful…and the discussion articles following this one were insightful. So..without further adieu Research Tuesday!

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New adventures with Theme BoxEd

Periodically there comes a really great idea that needs some backing. New ventures, new ideas, and new materials are exciting to see and be a part of. While I am not personally vested, I’m not a partner, I’m not making money…I still feel this is a great endeavor. It’s one that I really wish I’d had around when my daughter was little…and it’s one that I’m going to take advantage of for my therapy/clinic. Continue reading

Articulation norms…Or are they?

There’s a fine art to biting your tongue and walking away and diplomacy is a worthy skill to acquire and hone. Recognizing that we all have differences, is another skill that is fabulous to have. However, sometimes, it’s necessary to find a way to correct a wrong, particularly when it’s a common wrong. (Are you confused yet? Bear with me…please?)

This post has been a while in coming…and I’m fairly sure it will exasperate some and anger others. I sincerely hope that most of you will find it enlightening rather than annoying. I have bit my tongue and walked away from the computer screen a lot lately…now I’m attempting to correct a wrong. Continue reading