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TinyTap is an unlikely candidate for my blog, falling short on two criteria I look for in good adult therapy apps - it requires customization before it will work (a no-no for busy clinicians with caseload pressures), and it is designed for preschool kids with cutesy animations and sounds. These two flaws notwithstanding, this is a very useful app ...
One might think that Speech-Language Pathologists are natural conversationalists, but that's not always so. We listen, explain, analyze, ask, and write (oh, do we ever write!), but when we need to get people talking, it helps to have some conversation starters on hand. Here are two apps that can help when you run out of things to talk about. ...
''Do you remember what we did yesterday?'' I asked the soft-spoken elderly woman as she entered the speech treatment room.
''We scared the cat.''
Oh right! I was thinking of the sequencing activities, elaborating on descriptions of common tasks, that I had cued her through in an attempt to increase her utterances from short phrases to ...
It's ''M'' Week at our school! Last week's post was chocolaty and low in sugar. This week's post was just as chocolaty however it does not cut calories.
The three main ingredients include:
2 cups of milk
2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
A medium sized bag of M&M chocolate candies
(Milk, ice cream and candy amounts needed will depend ...
Yes, I know Easter is over. However, this past week was ''E'' week at our school, and the activities were too egg-citing not to share! Eggs were the curriculum focus, set by our classroom teachers, and it certainly was a creative hit. (Make sure you hard-boil the eggs prior to these activities.)
> For our first activity, we dyed the eggs. ...
Happy spring! This week is ''R'' week at our school, and one of the themes the children are learning about is the rainforest. Tropical Ice Cream is a fabulously delicious recipe that the occupational therapist at our school created. The dish turned out to be a fun, educational and wonderful sensory experience for even our pickiest of ...
Working with young children with verbal apraxia in a
preschool classroom poses many challenges. However, as we all know, there are
also numerous opportunities for creative problem solving, especially with various
technology and software programs at our fingertips. Today I would like to share
a technique that has proven to be quite ...
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 ...
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 ...
So, after another week of using the iPad in many of my
speech therapy sessions and after hours of my own exploration, I have a list of
several FREE apps that you many find
helpful for preschool-age children with speech and language delays.
These apps were not necessarily created for children with
special needs. However, there are ...