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  • Reviewing the iPad: A Discussion

    This week I would like to share some of my personal and professional reflections on using the iPad. I have been incorporating the device into my therapy sessions for just one short month. However, over these past four weeks I have seen some very positive changes in my sessions. Here are several of them: The iPad is EXCITING: The ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 7, 2012
  • Speech Therapy with an iPad!

    This past week, as promised, the Assistive Technology representative from our county paid me a welcomed visit, bringing with her the much anticipated iPad! Very exciting! When we met, she walked me through several of the applications that were previously downloaded onto the device. I quickly fell in love with a select few. I also learned ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 10, 2012
  • Singing in the New Year

    I do not make New Year's resolutions, but I do set goals for myself, and one of them is to perpetually look for new ways to treat patients that are fun and creative in nature. On a recent commute to work, I was excited to hear a story on NPR's Morning Edition: ''Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Victims Speak Again.'' I immediately thought ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on January 5, 2012
  • AAC for Preschoolers (Continued)

    Over the last two weeks we have been discussing the specific use of iPads with preschoolers and many of you have written in with wonderful ideas, suggestions and your own personal preferences for various apps for children ages 3-5. Thank you! In last week's post, I shared the entire process that we follow in our county when obtaining an ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • The Latest and Greatest Assessments for Children Ages 3-5

    This fall at the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children were in need of a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 8, 2011
  • Are You Bored Yet? Part 1

    Imagine going to work every day and doing the same simple task. For the sake of illustration, lets say that task is sorting paper clips by size and color. After spending forty-five tedious minutes on the job, you are finally done. Your boss approaches, and says, ''Great job!''  Then she dumps all the paper clips out onto the table and ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on August 25, 2011