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  • Co-Creating Curriculum

    When I was six or seven years old, McDonald's had an advertising campaign around the ''Dick Tracy'' comics where you could complete a game board using stickers of the various characters from the series. I became so obsessed with the game that Dick Tracy stickers quickly became the household currency, distributed in exchange for completed chores ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on June 12, 2014
  • Will My Child Talk?

    All parents wait for that special day when their child utters their first word. Whether or not spoken language will develop is never an easy topic of discussion with a family that has a child with autism. This is especially difficult when the literature indicates that there are a percentage of children with autism that do not develop spoken ...
    Posted to Speaking of Autism: Across Contexts and Ages (Weblog) on September 23, 2013
  • A Late Talker and Prosody of Speech

    Today's post is the tale of a speech success story, as well as an observation and a look to the future! Over the last few days, I have been writing an annual IEP for a student I have worked with consistently for almost 2 years. When he first came to us, just a few days past his third birthday, he was able to say about 4-5 words consistently and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 30, 2013
  • My Favorite Apps Right Now

    Lately I have been really into using free apps in combination with paid speech apps. I have been using language apps that target syntax or morphology taking screen shots and incorporating those screen shots into other apps. Here is an example: First I start off with an app like Tense Builder by Mobile Education Store and take a screen shot after ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on March 13, 2013
  • Naming TherAppy – 10 Uses & Giveaway

    I've been writing about apps for adult speech-language therapy weekly for more than 6 months now without mentioning my favorites - the ones I've developed.  Please excuse my inherent bias and allow me to offer 10 ideas on how I use Naming TherAppy, my favorite app designed specifically for adults by Tactus Therapy Solutions. You can try this ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on February 4, 2013
  • Fluently

    ''Modeling and instructing the client to use easy voluntary prolongations at the beginning of phrases facilitates easy onset of voice, continuous voice production, and reduces laryngeal tension as well as allows for a reduction of subglottal air pressure prior to voice production.'' - Dr. Peter Ramig Fluently, by Balbus Speech, is a real time ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on January 30, 2013
  • Normal Speech and Language Development: 12 to 24 Months

    Thank you for joining me for week 3 of my 8 week ''Normal Speech and Language Development'' Series. This week I am moving on to the next age group level: Children ages 12 to 24 months. During this year in a child's life, the world opens up! Growth and maturity are happening very quickly as little ones embark upon talking, walking and becoming a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 22, 2013
  • Speech Prompts – Finally an App for Prosody!

    An app developed for children with ASD, SpeechPrompts by HandHold Adaptive is designed to help speech therapists target rate, rhythm, intonation, and loudness. Combining a loudness meter with a waveform comparison tool, this univeral iOS app is one of the few SLP apps to target prosody. As a rehab therapist, I would use this app with patients with ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on January 7, 2013
  • A 'Snowy Day' Activity

    Today's post is a focus on the ''S'' sound and a favorite wintertime book named The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. The letter ''S'' was last week's letter of the week at our school and in order to support the curriculum, we read The Snowy Day as part of our speech and language group sessions. Here is the layout of the lesson, as well as some ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 18, 2012
  • Apps at Aphasia Camp

    I just got back from an amazing weekend at the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp!  The camp consisted of over 30 people with aphasia (ages 26-86) along with family, staff, and volunteers lodging amongst the mountains of beautiful Squamish, British Columbia. The weekend blended traditional camp activities such as fishing and archery with less ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on September 24, 2012