Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a webinar on speechpathology.com (if you aren’t a member and want to join, feel free to click here [disclaimer: I receive a credit toward membership if you join after following that link]). The webinar was on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and how to improve outcomes, presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW FASD Specialist.
To say it was mind-blowing is an understatement. Continue reading
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
Otherwise known as how to fool your brain into doing something it doesn’t really want to do because you’ve procrastinated far too long as it is and have a deadline coming up.
Also known as, although reading journal articles can be tedious it is very necessary and extremely informative…
In reality, this blog post almost didn’t come about as my mind just wasn’t in to reading journals today (I KNOW! It’s almost sacrilege). I have been super busy (not an excuse) and I set aside today as the day to write the blog (it’s even on my calendar). Unfortunately, my brain did NOT want to read a dry boring article (I swear some people think they get paid by the word!). But, I persevered and finally found one that was 1) relevant to me, and 2) interesting.
So…without further ado I bring you…(hey that rhymes)….
No! Not that kind of a graphic novel…A graphic Novel APP! You didn’t know those existed? Neither did I! A friend of mine answered a question I posed on twitter while I was researching/updating which apps to present on next month at the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference. When asked to tell me ONE must have app, Tej Sohan of www.letstalkspeechlanguage.com answered with the Middle School confidential Graphic Novel app…(okay, that was MY name for it not hers!).
Who better to write about what this fun little app will do…than the person who recommended it to me. So, without further adieu…I give you my first guest blog post (well, a repost from one of her earlier posts over at http://www.letstalkspeechlanguage.com!).
It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for Blogging About Research! Today’s review will follow a similar (although I reserve the right to change it slightly) format to the previous blogging about research which you can find here and of course, you can read the compilation of blogs here.
So…Let’s get started!
I haven’t done an app review for a while, so when Super Duper offered to let me Kangaroo Island: Photo Classifying, I jumped at the chance.
Also known as How to Teach Story Telling…
Otherwise known as Why Yes, I Can Tell You What Happened!
In previous posts, I’ve written about HearBuilder Following Directions (three posts even….talk about verbose!). Today, I have the pleasure of writing about HearBuilder Sequencing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I like it as well as, possibly even better than, the following directions software. Continue reading
There are many apps available for speech-language therapy…particularly for the younger student. However, it’s not just younger students who need speech-language therapy. Then what do we do?
There are a few developers that offer activities for older students – Tactus Therapy offers TherAppy apps for adults that could be used for teens…Smarty-Ears offers apps for older elementary that could be used for teens (particularly Language Adventures, Social Quest) and soon to be released Language Empires….But until now there hasn’t been one designed for to help teens with conversation skills (at least not that I know of). Conversation Builder – Teen definitely fills a gap and in a fantastic way!
As you most likely know by now, I don’t work with adults. But, every once in a while an app comes along that is just too good not to talk about. If I worked with adults, this (these really) would be must haves. As it is, these are great skill builders for my students that are a bit older (or who annoyed me and now have to work without a game! wait…did I say that outloud?).
Are you one of the super creative SLPs that always has a project going on? The SLP that uses themes for therapy and never has to grab a game at the last minute? If so, this post is most likely not for you.
However, if you are like me, and have lots of ideas but very little carry through, or wind up grabbing whatever game off the shelf at the last minute, or (shudder) end up playing candyland for sessions on end because it’s “so versatile” then keep reading…