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Prepositions can be somewhat tricky for some of our clients and students to master. Most of the time but not always, working on prepositions involves some type of 'drill' activity that is utterly boring for the child as well as the therapist. Below are 5 apps that focus on learning and comprehending prepositions. Most of these apps ...
Welcome to the first post of what I hope will be an ever useful blog resource for those of you incorporating the iPad and technology into your therapy sessions. First a little bit about me, I have been working for non-profit school for special needs and outpatient clinic for the last five years and before that I worked in the schools. I have been ...
Just as I am a member of the American Speech Language and
Hearing Association (ASHA), I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA). PSHA has proven to be a wonderful resource
for me over the past few years.
A few weeks ago, PSHA sent out the final results
of a recent survey they conducted asking ...
With cold and flu season in full force, I thought it would
be beneficial to share some tips on cleaning your iPad screen to keep it germ-free.
Apple recommends wiping the screen with a damp, lint-free cloth. (Click here to
recommendations.) While this may protect your screen from being permanently smudged or damaged, it ...
Today I want to share one of my favorite apps to use with
preschoolers who have receptive and/or expressive language delays. It's called
''Monkey Preschool Lunchbox,'' and is a mere $0.99 to download onto your device.
Below I have listed the overall layout of the app in bullet
points. The concepts that the app addresses are in ...
Core words are a relatively small amount of frequently occurring
words that are found in every language and make up about 85 percent of the
vocabulary used. Core words are powerful and are the basis for communication. They
are found in speaking, reading and writing and are mostly comprised of
pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and ...
to ''B'' week at our school, where the focus has been on beans, beads, bears and
the color brown!
our speech and language group lesson this week, we made our own very round and
very delicious ''Brown Bear'' face. I developed the idea after I Googled ''bear
recipes for kids'' and a polar
bear recipe came up! It requires a rice ...
Thank you to everyone who has been writing in over these
past few weeks regarding the iPad apps and the many ways that the iPad can be
used in speech therapy sessions. I love hearing your feedback and the various
ways you are using these apps in your sessions!
This week I would like to share my next iPad passion, namely
the full version of ...
What better way to get children excited to learn language and
communication skills than a birthday party? Toca Boca's ''Birthday Party'' is an interactive app that provides numerous
opportunities to help speech-language pathologists expand language use and teach social skills, as well as AAC skills, in a fun and motivating way. ...
During my first two weeks with the iPad, I used it solely
during my individual therapy sessions. After having much success and feeling
more confident about how to use the iPad appropriately, I decided to expand my
horizons and try out my new passion in a group therapy session!
In planning out the session, several questions came to ...