Yes, it’s the New Year…and yes, it’s time for resolutions if you do them (I don’t).
For me, the New Year isn’t a time of resolutions, it’s a time of reflection. What did I accomplish? What did I not accomplish? Which direction am I heading?
It’s also the time to consider potential changes and act on them. Not in a resolution sort of way…but in a goal setting sort of way. Continue reading
In our field, billing for insurance and medicaid is a necessary evil (it seems).
Recently, on the ASHA community page someone commented about billing for medicaid. I’ve heard the discussion before, and it was definitely one of the things I’ve asked about in interviews…but there’s two very different sides. I’d love your opinion on each side. Continue reading
I work on understanding and using prepositions for many of my students. For some, using prepositions in sentences is extremely challenging. Once again, Smarty Ears Apps has created a great app to help with that skill.
I feel the strong need to preface this post, mainly because I suspect it will anger many people. However, before you get too angry, please read all the way to the end…and then if you want to comment – walk away for a few minutes before you hit send. I’d love a discussion, but don’t really want a debate, and I won’t argue. I’ve been considering this post for a while and I’ve resisted it for a couple of reasons. One, I’m not sure I’ve fully considered all aspects. Two, I’m not sure I have a solution (and I hate to be a part of a problem with out a solution). And three, the alternatives suck. If that hasn’t scared you off… Continue reading
I read a lot of different articles. Most are research based, peer-reviewed articles. Some are research based…sort of, but not peer reviewed…some are just interesting.
I recently came across one regarding critical thinking…and it caused me to … you know…THINK
…critically. Actually, if I’m honest…
It’s no secret that I love most of the Smarty Ears apps. After all, the majority of their apps meet my “good app” criteria. There are a few that are my all-time tried and true favorites though.
It’s also no secret that many (most that I’ve talked to) SLPs absolutely dread working on /r/. They often wait until they can’t wait any longer (even though research shows that most kids develop /r/ WELL before 6)…
One of those “favorite” apps that I use all the time is R Intensive.
(here’s a link to the Yappguru.com review)
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! Continue reading
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.
So…without further adieu. Continue reading
It’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!
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